February 28 2011 06:47PM
Kent's reviewed the Flames' two acquisitions here and here, and given the relatively minor nature of those moves, I'm not sure they rate any further scrutiny. With that in mind, here are a few brief thoughts about some of the other deals that happened earlier today.
February 28 2011 03:20PM
As predicted, Feaster was pretty quiet today, scooping Brett Carson from the waiver wire and trading a 7th round pick for 36-year old Fredrik Modin. The former Lightning center/winger has just seven goals and 10 points in 36 games for the Thrashers this year and is six seasons removed from his last 30 goal season.
February 28 2011 11:49AM
Calgary made a minor move today, claiming former Calgary Hitman Brett Carson off of waivers from the Carolina Hurricanes. Carson is mostly an NHL 'tweener, having played in just 72 NHL games over the last 4 seasons. The 25-year old is more "veteran" than Mikkelson, but hardly moves in the needle in terms of actual defensive depth for the Flames. He's a pending UFA, so no real commitment beyond this season.
This may be the only move Calgary makes today folks.
Edited by Robert - As I noted in comments, Carson is a RFA this summer.
February 28 2011 08:28AM
Join Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis at 10am MST for a trade deadline live chat.
February 27 2011 09:08PM
In a game where this is virtually nothing seperating the two competitors, sometimes all it takes is one, and that's all it took on Sunday night as the Calgary Flames got back on the winning side of things, taking a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Blues at the 'Dome. It was as even a hockey game you could ever watch, but a David Moss third period goal was the difference, as Calgary went from eighth to tenth and finally to sixth in the Western Conference Standings.