August 04 2010 07:23AM
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.
August 01 2010 03:15PM
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.
July 31 2010 07:41PM
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.
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?
July 30 2010 06:14PM
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.