Flames Trade Jaffray for Logan Macillan

Kent Wilson
June 30 2010 05:36PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 23:  Jason Jaffray #38 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Edmonton Oilers on September 23, 2009 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)


The strangeness continues in Flamesland today. Just coming down on the Twitterwire right now is news that the Flames have traded journeyman AHLer Jason Jaffray to the Anaheim Ducks for former first rounder Logan MacMillan. While that sounds impressive, the truth is MacMillan's stock has fallen significantly since he was selected 19th overall in 2007.

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Nigel Dawes on Waivers

Kent Wilson
June 30 2010 10:43AM

Calgary Flames left wing Nigel Dawes (15) receives congratulations after scoring against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period at the Pepsi Center on April 2, 2010 in Denver. Colorado holds a slim two point lead over Calgary for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff slot.  UPI/Gary C. Caskey Photo via Newscom


According to a tweet by Kevin Allen of USA today, Nigel Dawes has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames. Unlike Kotalik, Dawes has been placed on unconditional waivers according to Bob McKenzie, meaning he is eligible to be bought out.

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Kotalik Kuestion

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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