July 21 2010 10:41AM
There's no secret the primary (lone?) area of concern for the Flames heading into next year is scoring. Calgary finished with the second least amount of goals during the regular season, with their 201 total narrowly beating out the Boston Bruins (196). With an offense that inept, improvement is going to have come from multiple areas. The focus for toay is powerplay goals. More specifically, drawing more penalties in order to score more powerplay goals.
July 19 2010 06:13PM
Kent wrote a great piece last week analyzing Calgary's strength and depth on the blueline, asserting that decisions will need to be made ahead of opening night in October. Well, another wrinkle was added on Sunday afternoon when the Flames announced the signing of Matt Pelech to a one year contract. Now my question is...how does the guy fit?
July 19 2010 12:07PM
With Ilya Kovalchuk finally ending the suspense with his decision to re-sign in New Jersey, the feeling is the rest of the dominoes will begin to fall in short order. That's only midly exciting news given the dearth of truely interesting players remaining on the free market. While not terribly relevant to the Flames currently, here's the list of somewhat engaging guys still looking for work.
July 16 2010 03:08PM
Dead as a doornail, isn't it? Kent remarked to me on Wednesday night that he couldn't remember a time where things got so quiet so quickly after July 1st, and I'm in accord. After the jump, we'll look through the thin gruel for morsels.
July 15 2010 12:35PM
With things more or less cemented in place for the big club, here's how the depth chart is shaping up at the next level of the Flames organization:
Chucko - Backlund - Nemisz
MacMillan - Sutter - Cameron
Cunning - Wahl - Watt
Bouma - Armstrong - Grantham