July 22 2010 03:22PM
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.
July 21 2010 07:08PM
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.
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.