Sometimes It's What You Don't Do

Pat Steinberg
July 02 2011 02:17PM

 

Seeing the sheer number of contracts doled out over the weekend, many have noticed the lack of action from the Calgary Flames, who have yet to really delve into the free agent market.  While they were in on the bidding for Brad Richards, who would eventually sign with the New York Rangers, I'm not really all that down on what the Flames have done, or in this case, the lack of what they've done.

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UFA Weekend Open Thread

Kent Wilson
July 02 2011 11:25AM

 

 

Ove 70 players have been signed already, but there remains a few names and a few trade potentials out there. It's possible more things will go down this weekend, so feel free to use this post as an open discussion thread.

 

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Flames Silent On Day One

Kent Wilson
July 01 2011 10:43PM

 

 

While there was a lot of activity today, the Calgary Flames mostly sat on the sidelines, re-signing Chris Butler and a couple of AHLers to perfunctory deals. Although the club is rumored to be in on the Brad Richards sweepstakes, the truth is a lot of their targets were snapped up today and it's highly possible Calgary won't be heavily involved in the 2011 free agent crop.

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Departures

Jonathan Willis
July 01 2011 09:11PM

Free agency is a time generally reserved for welcoming new players into the fold, as the Oilers and Canucks did, or for being excited about the possibility of signing a true difference maker, as fans of the Flames and Leafs can be tonight.

Still, it’s also a time for departure, and each of the four cities in the Nation Network lost at least one player to another team today.

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Brad Richards Update

Pat Steinberg
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.

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