September 23 2016 08:30AM
With main camp getting underway for the Calgary Flames, many eyes will be on NHL hopefuls like Matthew Tkachuk, Mark Jankowski, and Oliver Kylington. While those guys deserve the eyeballs they'll get, they aren't the only ones with a chance to make an impact at camp. I've got three guys who might do just that even though they'll probably be flying under the radar heading in.
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September 23 2016 05:00AM
Leafs win prospects tournament, Lupul hurt again, Sedin era in Vancouver coming to an end, Flames need to fix their salary cap issues, Jesse Puljujarvi ready to ruin plans, get your Oilers karma right heading into season, a classic goalie scrap, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
September 22 2016 06:01PM
After purging most of their restricted free agents back in June, the Calgary Flames were left with just four qualified: Tyler Wotherspoon, Sean Monahan, Freddie Hamilton, and Johnny Gaudreau.
It is Sept. 22, and three of the four have been re-signed.
F.Ham - the forgotten Hamilton, if you will - is officially back with the Flames. He has been re-signed to a two-year deal with a $612,500 cap hit, as reported by Cap Friendly.
Calgary #Flames resigned RFA Freddie Hamilton— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 22, 2016
2 year deal / 1 way deal
$612,500 cap hit
Let's take a look at just where he might fit in.
September 22 2016 10:45AM
Brad Treliving made the announcement today that was seemingly a long time coming: veteran defenseman Ladislav Smid will not play this season. It's little surprise that this was something expected to happen and at the heart of it are two stories.
One, that will give the Calgary Flames additional cap space, a commodity they're desperate for; two, the story of a player whose playing days appear numbered, if not over.
September 22 2016 08:00AM
The Calgary Flames announced their training camp roster last night, including dozens of players from previous seasons of the team... and six names we probably didn't expect to see.
Those six? They're the few. They proud. The professional tryouts.
Let's get to know them, shall we?