July 01 2014 10:06AM
The Flames are entering the free agent season with the most cap room in the organization's tenure in the cap era. As a result, the Flames have probably the most flexibility for rookie GM Brad Treliving ever - at least from a budgeting perspective.
The club needs to spend more than $10M in cap space just to make the cap floor. On the other hand, they have over $25M if they decide to spend to the ceiling. They can pursue every big whale in the UFA pool if they so choose or they can decide to be as low risk and frugal as possible. And everything in between.
Here's three ways things may go down for the Flames this summer...
June 30 2014 02:05PM
A whole lotta Calgary Flames signing news came down today, as the hockey world awaits the July 1 free agency kick-off.
Here's a rundown.
June 30 2014 09:04AM
The draft is over and free agency season is rapidly approaching. We won't be able to truly grade the new regime's work in Philly for another 3-5 years, unfortunately, so all we're left with right now is first impressions and gut reactions based on the info we have the factors you weight and covet. As much as we talk about prospect's characters and builds and skills and results, the truth is each kid is or more or less a scratch lottery ticket - you buy a bunch now and only in 3+ years do you find out if you won anything.
For now, here is my knee-jerk reaction to Treliving's first draft.
June 29 2014 06:20PM
June 29 2014 09:30AM
The draft is over!
But now there's a lot of things that will happen in rapid succession: qualifying offers to RFAs, free agency and Flames summer development camp.