Dennis Wideman: Stats and Analysis

Kent Wilson
June 27 2012 03:01PM

 

 

As the discussion still rages in the comments section of the last article, it's time to take a closer look at the newest Calgary Flame.

Dennis Wideman is a 29-year old undrafted defender who has become a decent top-4 option from the back-end over the last few years. His coming out party was in 2007-08 with the Bruins when he scored 13 goals and 37 points. He followed that up with a 13-goal, 50-point career season. He regressed heavily as is most players custom after that and, after a brief stint in Florida, ended up in Washington as their 3rd/4th defender.

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Flames acquire, sign Wideman; re-sign Comeau

Ryan Pike
June 27 2012 01:24PM

 

 

In their first "big" moves of the summer, the Calgary Flames announced on Wednesday afternoon that the club has acquired pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Dennis Wideman. Headed to the Washington Capitals in return are blueliner Jordan Henry (himself a pending UFA) and a fifth round pick in 2013.

The Flames also announced that Wideman has been signed to a five-year contract worth $5.25 million per year. Sportsnet 960 The Fan's Pat Steinberg is reporting that the deal also includes a full no movement clause.

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Flames 2012 RFA Profiles: Paul Byron

Ryan Pike
June 27 2012 10:24AM

 

 

It's usually quite hard for a player to grow out of the shadow of a guy they were traded for or replaced. When Theoren Fleury was shipped out in 1999, Robyn Regehr quickly became known as the major player the club acquired. Then he made himself known as a very good, very tough hockey player. Playing the majority of an NHL season after breaking both of your legs in the summer will do that for your reputation.

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Five things: In which I whine about Jankowski

Ryan Lambert
June 27 2012 07:32AM

1. What was that all about?

I am not, despite appearances, a hard-line guy about some stuff related to the rebuild.

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Mark Jankowski and Feaster's Gumption

Arik
June 26 2012 04:49PM

 

 

The Flames by just about any measure did not have the best draft on Friday and Saturday. Nor was it the worst, despite a lot of the immediate reactions to some of the moves (including my own). But there is one thing that can absolutely can be said about it- in particular the first round: it was by far the most interesting draft.

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