Flames Cap Crunch

Kent Wilson
May 17 2011 10:17AM

 

 

With Feaster now cemented in the GM chair and Glencross signed, we can turn our attention to Calgary's predicament heading into next season. With a few more dollars on the books (and yet another NMC), the Flames have a few players left to sign and a vanishingly small amount of cap space to do it with.

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Raised Expectations

Pat Steinberg
May 16 2011 01:17PM

The contract signed by Calgary's Curtis Glencross Monday turns out to be a decent cap hit over a four year term, working out to $2.55 million per season.  In his three seasons with the Flames, Curtis has been a valuable depth forward for the team, doing his job well in a "setup role", if you will.  His contributions were great on his last contract, but long term stability and a $1.3 million raise will hold Glencross to a different standard.

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THRASHERS TO WINNIPEG?

Wanye
May 16 2011 01:07PM

 

"Just when you thought it was going to be the Coyotes moving back to Winnipeg, turns out it might be the Thrashers relocating instead." - Fleet Admiral Wanye von Gretz IV May 16, 2011.

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Flames Presser - Feaster to be Anointed GM

Kent Wilson
May 16 2011 12:20PM

 

 

 

Feaster ponders what took so long for him to be officially named the Flames GM

The Flames have a press conference scheduled for this afternoon (2:30). The early assumption was that it would be to announce the Glencross signing. However, Bob McKenzie is saying it's more likely to erase that pesky "acting" tag from Feaster's title.

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Flames re-sign Glencross

Kent Wilson
May 16 2011 07:35AM

 

 

Vicki Hall says the Flames have re-signed Curtis Glencross. No numbers have been confirmed, but the rumored deal is for about $2.55M per year over four years. Not a bad contract (assuming there's no NTC attached to it): the cap hit is quite manageable (assuming the number is accurate) and the term doesn't carry him into the grey beard years.

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