July 01 2011 07:19PM
Darren Dreger passed along the information on Friday afternoon the Calgary Flames had got themselves in on the Brad Richards sweepstakes, presenting their own offer to the free agent centre. The latest bit of information from Dreger has the Rangers as the front runner, with Calgary "very much in the hunt". Flames GM Jay Feaster has a history with Richards from their time in Tampa, so it makes sense the team would at least put an offer in.
July 01 2011 09:53AM
The chat is scheduled to start at 12pm MST today, but I can convinced to start things sooner if anything major breaks. Come by and marvel at the insanity.
June 30 2011 11:51PM
With tomorrow's start for free agency looming, it seems like a good time to have a quick look at some of the contracts that we've seen inked over the last couple of days, as well as what's left and what, if anything, the Flames should be looking for at 10 am MT.
June 30 2011 01:13PM
I've been asked by a number of emailers and commenters to take a look at the Robyn Regehr and Brent Burns swaps since the draft. The comparison seems like an apt one: both are top-four defenders exchanged in the same market to teams looking to shore up their defensive depth. The Sharks have also been interested in Reggie for years and reportedly made a play for him, so it's fair to ask whether Calgary could have gotten a similar package to what Minnesota demanded for Burns.
June 30 2011 02:25AM
Knowing where the Calgary Flames are with their salary cap situation and their current roster situation, free agency starting on July 1st may not be as lucrative as it could be for other teams. However, that doesn't mean the Flames should be completely idle, and there are some potential good value picks for teams willing to be smart and patient with their money. I've identified a few players I'd like to see Calgary target come Friday and beyond.