July 03 2012 11:17AM
With the acquisition of Jiri Hudler yesterday, there’s been a lot of hemming and hawing about how good he actually is. Are his goals and underlyings merely a result of being on a very very good Detroit team? Or was he helping drive the engine of that Detroit team and other players benefited from him?
July 03 2012 09:41AM
Lost a bit in all the other news over the weekend was the departure of long time Flame David Moss. The oft-injured but always effective winger signed in Phoenix for $4 million over two years. At 30-years old and always a bad hit away from the infirmary, it made some sense for the Flames to seek other options on the right side. Still, the team will miss his uncanny ability to move the puck in the righr direction every night.
July 02 2012 02:07PM
The Flames announced this afternoon that they have signed ex-Red Wing Jiri Hudler to a 4-year deal worth a total of $16 million ($4M cap hit). Hudler is 28 years old and coming off a season where he scored 25 goals and 50 points for Detroit.
July 02 2012 10:06AM
Calgary sat out the first day of unrestricted free agency, which wasn't a surprise given all of their earlier activity. With dwindling cap space and roster spots, Calgary is pretty close to finishing off their 2012-13 opening day line-up.
July 02 2012 09:39AM
'Twas the night before a frenzy and all through the league, every pundit was prepping for long weekend fatigue...
The big day turned out to be rather uneventful, with only a few notable names finding homes. That said, it was a good weekend for the Edmonton Oilers - they won the Schultz sweepstakes and retained the still very effective Ryan Smyth on an extremely reasonable deal. Those additions and others across the Nation were set-up and discussed yesterday by LT and a wide range of guests, including Terry Jones, Tom Lynn and Bruce McCurdy.
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