FLAMES INK WHITE TO LONG TERM CONTRACT!! (Not Really)

Domebeers.com
July 24 2010 02:39PM

WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Ian White #3 of the Calgary Flames talks with Jarome Iginla #12 during the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Calgary (Domebeers.com) – After weeks of speculation and tense negotiation, Darryl Sutter finally has his man. In a move that will both stun and surprise Flame fans, Ian White was signed to a long term contract today, avoiding a potentially messy arbitration hearing.

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Kent Wilson Goes Primetime: Part 2

Pat Steinberg
July 23 2010 12:19AM

 

Celebrity Engulfed by Fans on Red Carpet

It was a meeting of the ages, as for the second time, FlamesNation superstar Kent Wilson joined FlamesNation...guy...Pat Steinberg on Fan 960 airwaves.  It happened at the fateful time of 1:45 pm Thursday afternoon, and the gold standard of radio was set for years to come. 

None of that is true, other than Kent joining me Thursday, but it's the second of many more radio hits to come.

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July 22 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
July 22 2010 03:22PM

                                 Simon Gagne

 

 Another lovely week of summer has passed. Ah, sorry, I keep forgetting that many of you live in Calgary, where you're merely on your 4th or 5th iteration of spring before fall shows up in a few weeks. Apologies. At any rate, there was actual news of sorts this week, so we'll look at the Kovy shenanigans, Simon Gagne's move to the Gulf Coast, and the Preds' attempt to put Boots in the rear view mirror.

 

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Where is the Line?

Pat Steinberg
July 21 2010 07:08PM

 

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Defenseman Ian White #3 of the Calgary Flames skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

 

 

According to new Flames Assistant General Manager Jay Feaster, talks are not going at a promising pace when it comes to a new contract for defenceman Ian White.  It seems more and more likely that the two sides will end up meeting on July 30th in Toronto for salary arbitration.  What that means for the Flames is yet to be determined.

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Ways To Improve the Offense: Draw More Penalties

Kent Wilson
July 21 2010 10:41AM

CHICAGO - APRIL 18:  Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames scored a power play goal in the first period against goalie Nikolai Khabibulin #39 of the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 18, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

 

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. 

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