September 16 2011 03:28PM
RFA negotiations have been a bit of a big deal this summer, moreso than usual at least. Because RFA's have limited leverage and a single team holds rights to negotiate with the player, deals are usually all but inevitable if both parties are even passingly interested in getting a contract done.
September 15 2011 02:23PM
Every Thursday we're using the Snepsts system to project how many points each of the Flames may score this year. The Snepsts system, explained over at Hockey Prospectus, searches history for players with similar statistics (adjusted for era scoring levels) and uses their future performance as yardsticks for today's.
Part 1 of our series covered Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay, and Part 2 looked at Olli Jokinen and Lee Stempniak. This week we'll be looking at Matt Stajan and Niklas Hagman.
September 15 2011 11:10AM
With the propsect tournament drawing to a close, the Calgary Flames main camp is right around the corner. Practies and such start this coming weekend while the first exhibition game goes September 20th in a split-squad game in/vs Vancouver. The rest of the pre-season schedule is here.
September 14 2011 11:48PM
The Calgary Flames finished off the 2011 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton with a 4-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Sven Baertschi paced the team with a pair of goals, as his line with Max Reinhart and Patrick Holland was dominant for another night. Joni Ortio earned the win in net as the Flames prospects return home to Calgary for the start of main camp on Saturday.
September 14 2011 01:29PM
The Calgary Flames finish off their time in Penticton tonight when they take on the Edmonton Oilers prospects at the Young Stars Tournament (8:30 pm, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). The Flames have yet to win a game at this tournament while the Oilers have yet to lose; Edmonton is coming off a 2-0 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night while the Flames lost 4-3 to the Canucks Monday in overtime.