July 04 2013 08:16AM
(Author's note: If you are one of those people who thinks I am too negative about the way the Flames are run, I advise you skip this column for reasons which the headline should make obvious. There's nothing here for you.)
1. Let's get the good thing out of the way
It has not under any circumstances been a good week for Jay Feaster, and while I guess, "Jay Feaster screwed up again," can't technically qualify as news in July 2013, it's at least important to note that he isn't totally terrible at his job.
July 03 2013 02:50PM
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*We can't ship outside of the country just yet, but it's open to all Canadian addresses.
Naturally, we are going to donate a portion of the proceeds to flood relief in Calgary. We had decided to tie this to a charity before we got started here at FN, but right now flood relief seems like the best choice.
July 03 2013 12:10PM
It's not really a Calgary issue anymore, but I'm sure many Flames fans will be interested to see where Jarome Iginla ends up signing this weekend. The former captain to date has not be re-signed by the Pittsburgh Penguins and given their rapidly dwindling cap space with the re-signing of Pascal Dupuis (and the retention of Marc-Andre Fleury) it's a good bet Jarome will be looking for the third stop of his NHL career very soon.
July 03 2013 07:59AM
FlamesNation is awesome. Not only do they keep us all up to date on imprtant things like TJ Galiardi and Keenan Kanzig - they also help in the Community. As such, I'm happy to announce that FlamesNation is a proud sponsor of "Calgary Laughs" a fundrasier for Alberta Flood Relief, this Wednesdsay at Ceilis pub on Macleod and Southland in Calgary.
July 02 2013 03:37PM
@NHLFlames qualify nine players: Backlund, Bancks, Bouma, Breen, Brodie, Butler, Byron, Cundari and Nemisz.— Sean Kelso (@kelsohockey) July 2, 2013
According to the Flames, they have qualified the 9 guys listed above. Greg Nemisz and Paul Byron both get another chance, as I guessed they would in an earlier post today, although I suspect it's entirely for organizational depth purposes and not because they are seen as legit prospects anymore.
Absent from the list are Bryan Cameron, Gaelan Patterson, Brady Lamb and Akim Aliu.