The Profile Of A Top-30 Scorer, Pre- And Post-Lockout

Jonathan Willis
August 04 2010 07:23AM

LAS VEGAS - JUNE 23: Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Awards at the Palms Casino Resort on June 23, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

As a guy who spends a lot of his time watching and writing about hockey, I also read a lot of hockey publications. And suffice to say that if I had a nickel for every time I read how the “New NHL” encourages speed and “opens up the game” for skill players, allowing small players who otherwise would never have had a chance at the big leagues to get a taste of it, then I’d have a lot of nickels to throw at the guys who do the write-ups for THN draft previews.

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White Contract - Roster and Cap Implications

Kent Wilson
August 01 2010 03:15PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Defenseman Steve Staios #27 of the Calgary Flames skates against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

 

With Ian White's deal landing a Happy Meal short of $3 million, the Flames last order of business this off-season is to become cap compliant before the season starts. While Cap Geek reports the Flames are $2M and change over the cap, the truth is that one can readily delete AHL minor leaguers Staffan Kronwall without much fuss. The Flames won't be carrying 8 defenders and Kronwall is the most obvious choice to get shuttled out of town.

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Final Thoughts from D-Camp

Pat Steinberg
July 31 2010 07:41PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Center Mikael Backlund #60 of the Calgary Flames wins a face off against Richard Park #10 of the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

A week of Calgary Flames development camp has come to an end, and for all us hockey junkies starved for the sound of skate blades hitting the ice, it was a pretty darn good week.  While it was tough to get any accurate reads on where exactly the players are at this point, it was still fun to watch and make some observations.

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July 30 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
July 30 2010 07:29PM

                                     

 

  

Arbitration time is nearly done, so there's been quite a bit of activity happening around the league. In today's round-up, the Flames and Ian White beat the hangman, Frolov and Poni find new homes, and the Coyotes, well, who's surprised by that nonsense anymore?

 

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Best Case Scenario?

Pat Steinberg
July 30 2010 06:14PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Defenseman Ian White #3 of the Calgary Flames shoots the puck towards the goal against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

It would probably be fair to say that an arbitration hearing is something you want to avoid if possible.  Numerous players have done so this offseason, and Ian White did the same this morning, signing a one year contract with the Calgary Flames worth $2,999,995.  So, the two sides avoid arbitration, which might end up being the best case for both sides.

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