June 10 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
June 10 2011 01:02AM



The NHL season, which often has the aura of a forced march during the regular year, is a just a week away at most from being complete. Where the hell did the time go? It just seemed like yesterday when people were questioning Roberto Luongo and wondering if Ryan Kesler would start scoring like he had earlier in the year.  Oh, wait, that was yesterday. Silly me. At any rate, it’s time again for a review of NHL news local and otherwise. This week, the Flames sign a young defender, the Finals head back to B.C. and some hockey team sold some tickets.

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First Round Targets: Sven Bartschi

Kent Wilson
June 09 2011 11:40AM



The native of Langenthal Switzerland exploded onto the WHL scene as a rookie this year, scoring 34 goals and 85 points in just 66 games for the Portland Winterhawks. Although not the biggest winger at 5'10" and 185 pounds, Bartschi nevertheless finished fifteenth in the league scoring (one place ahead of Flames prospect Ryan Howse).

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Flames Re-sign Brett Carson

Kent Wilson
June 09 2011 10:54AM



According to the Flames official twitter, the club has re-signed Brett Carson to a new, two-year deal. Incredibly, the official release also states the official terms of the deal (!): $550k, $600 for a cap hit of $575k.

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June 09 2011 12:06AM

Having been outscored 12-1 in the past two ice hockey matches and now tied in the series at two games apiece. That dead quiet you hear on the West Coast tonight is the shocked silence of hard core Canucks fans and the vacuum of tens of thousands of bandwagon fans who have suddenly disappeared.

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A Frenzied Day

Pat Steinberg
June 08 2011 12:43AM

While Kent and Robert will handle the bulk of the 2011 draft prep, I'm going to be setting you up for the major date that follows a week after picks are made in Minnesota.  July 1st fast approaches, which means the opening of free agency is also very much upon us; we'll be profiling Calgary's pending unrestricted and restricted free agents in the coming days, but before we do that, let's take a look back at July 1st, 2010; a day full of...surprises.

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