November 14 2011 10:31AM
According to Bob McKenzie, the Anaheim Ducks have claimed Niklas Hagman on re-entry waivers this morning.
That means the Flames are on the hook for half of Hagman's $3M cap hit this season (1.5M). That cap space will remain dead till the end of the year, although the move saves the owners $1.5M in real dollars - a not insignificant sum no matter how rich you are.
November 14 2011 09:10AM
Week six, and the Calgary Flames are tied for 25th over-all with the Anaheim Ducks and Carolina Hurricanes, ahead of just the Winnipeg Jets, the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets. The main reason for having only the Jackets between them and the Western Conference basement floor is having scored just 35 goals scored in 16 games – more than only the Ducks and Islanders.
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November 13 2011 03:17PM
It’s appropriate a shroud of mystery surrounds Krys Kolanos in the days after his professional tryout contract (PTO) with the Abbotsford Heat expired.
November 13 2011 01:08PM
The many Nations in the Commonwealth are represented this week on NationRadio with a litlle something for everyone. Oklahoma City provides an Oilers related AHL update. Calgary and Toronto receive sound analysis. And some new people you know from around the interwebz also make an appearance on the Big Show with Fleet Commander Lowetide. Finally we replay an interview with Red Wings GM Ken Holland from earlier in the week.
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November 13 2011 11:17AM
If you're going to have someone whose only purpose is fighting, they might as well be good at it. The Flames have had goons like Andre Roy, Brian McGrattan, Krzystof Oliwa and Raitis Ivanans – some seriously bad dudes (and I don't just mean their hockey skills).