UFA Profiles - Chris Higgins

Pat Steinberg
June 14 2010 06:36PM

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Chris Higgins #21 of the New York Rangers collides with goaltender Henrik Lundqvist #30 during their game against the Los Angeles Kings at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2009 in New York, New York. The Rangers defeated the Kings 4-2.(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)


Pretty much the only way Higgins could score last year


 Forward Chris Higgins is next up on our profiles of potential unrestricted free agents for the Calgary Flames.  He played just 12 games with the Flames, after being acquired from the New York Rangers on February 1st along with Ales Kotalik.  His stint with Calgary was cut even shorter, thanks to a foot injury that sidelined him the final 14 games of the regular season.

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Milskey in the Jar

June 14 2010 09:08AM




(In response to our over-serious Ian White mock arbitration, the net's most acerbic Flames fans over at Domebeers have presented Flamesnation with their version of a Sutter/White negotiation session - ed.)

Ian White enters Darryl Sutter's office. There is very little light in the room, as the curtains are pulled tightly shut. Darryl Sutter's head is face down on his desk. Ian White makes his way through a room that reeks of whiskey and milk. Darryl appears to be passed out, but as Ian pulls out a chair to sit down at the desk opposite him, his head rises abruptly.

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Ian White - Mock Arbitration

Robert Cleave
June 12 2010 10:23AM



Ian White was almost certainly the best part of the return that the Flames obtained in the Dion Phaneuf transaction this past January. The Steinbach, MB. native moved into Phaneuf's first pairing slot alongside Robyn Regehr with minimal fuss, finishing his stay in Calgary with 4 G, 9 A and a +7 rating in 27 games. White is a RFA this summer, and recent rumblings suggest that he could be headed to arbitration next month. In the spirit of past efforts from Japers' Rink and Copper and Blue, we now offer a mock arbitration for the Flames' rearguard. I'll present the case for White, followed by Kent Wilson's argument on behalf of the club.

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UFA Profiles - Craig Conroy

Pat Steinberg
June 11 2010 09:13AM

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 04:  Center Craig Conroy #24 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on November 4, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


He's one of the most popular Calgary Flames of all time, and for good reason, both on and off the ice.  For the second time, Craig Conroy will see a Flames contract expire; and for the second time, he'll enter unrestricted free agency with his future with the team uncertain.  We'll start our profiles on Calgary UFA's with Conroy, who turns 39 in September.

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Prospect Profiles - Lance Bouma

Kent Wilson
June 10 2010 10:26PM





A graduate from the Vancouver Giants, Bouma is less about points than grit. In that sense, he's similar to recent departee Brandon Prust, who worked as the checker and muscle for the dominant London Knights teams back when Crosby was in junior. The similarities between the two are uncanny and a comparison may help to illustrate the type of player Bouma is and may yet be for the Flames.

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