Kotalik Kuestion

Domebeers.com
June 30 2010 09:50AM

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 09: Ales Kotalik #26 of the Calgary Flames looks on during the NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on February 9, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

The recent decision by Flames management to put Ales Kotalik on waivers has sparked a debate among the fans of this franchise.

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June 30 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
June 30 2010 01:30AM

Our nation's 143rd birthday is just a day away and since the start of the NHL's free agency period is now as much a part of that occasion for hockey fans as fireworks and bad face-paintings of maple leafs, it seems like a good time for the round-up. This week, the Flames waive Ales Kotalik, but for unknown ends, Sergei Kostitsyn will get a chance to try out his act on Barry Trotz, and a Star moves on.

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Trade Most Likely Path to Offense

Kent Wilson
June 29 2010 10:59AM

OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 24: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators works on his stick during a break in action against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Quaterfinals in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Place on April 24, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

If there's any consensus about the Flames current situation, it's that the club lacks offense. Let's be more specific and say that the lacks club high-end difference makers, especially with the way Iginla struggled to take on the big boys last year. While I'm actually fairly high on some of the Flames depth guys (Glencross, Moss, Dawes, Hagman) the fact of the matter is, the club doesn't currently possess a top 6 that will contend with the better teams in the league.

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The Monday Wrap

Pat Steinberg
June 28 2010 03:40PM

 

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A busy day for the Calgary Flames has fans talking about two key issues...what's next for Ales Kotalik?  And where are things going with Ian White?  That's because the Flames placed Kotalik on waivers while White was among restricted free agents qualified by the team.

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Prospect Profiles - Maxwell Reinhart

Kent Wilson
June 28 2010 02:32PM

 

 

I'm going to limit the new guy profiles to Max Reinhart this summer. Being the first pick of 2010 for the organization, he has the greatest chance of being an NHLer going forward. More interestingly, however, he's likely to be one of the most contentious third round choices under Sutter's watch (as illustrated by Robert's article below). Perhaps in the club's history, depending on how things play out.

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