Flames Additions Analysis

Kent Wilson
July 02 2010 10:53AM

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Alex Tanguay #13 of the Tampa Bay Lightning warms up before playing against the New York Islanders on February 13, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)


Now that the dust has settled on yesterday and the madness is over, it's time to take an objective look at the pieces the Flames picked up. I'll endeavor to eject my sour feelings (which I've obviously made quite clear) over the Jokinen debacle in this analysis and let the data do the talking instead. I'll also take stock of the Flames new situation moving forward.

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Well, there's that...

Robert Cleave
July 01 2010 04:51PM

                                               I'm baaaaaaaaaack. Did you miss me? I missed you.

Look, I'm not going to try to put any lipstick on this pig. Olli Jokinen's tenure in Calgary was a complete failure, full stop. His acquisition and subsequent trade bookended a period that one might hope had cured Darryl Sutter from making any rash moves.

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You've got to be Jokinen

July 01 2010 02:29PM


Courtesy Darren Dreger... Flames sign Jokinen to 2 year deal worth 3M per.

That is all.

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Tanguay to Calgary

Pat Steinberg
July 01 2010 10:42AM


DALLAS - OCTOBER 12:  Left wing Alex Tanguay #40 of the Calgary Flames wears a 'Hockey Fights Cancer' sticker before a game against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on October 12, 2007 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


Is it the first shoe to drop?  Or is it all we'll see today?  The Calgary Flames have signed free agent forward Alex Tanguay to what's being reported as a one year contract worth $1.7 million.

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Free Agent Open Thread

Kent Wilson
June 30 2010 10:28PM

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 20: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center on April 20, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Flyers defeated the Devils 4-1 to take a three games to one lead in their best of seven series. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I was going to prepare a Flames primer to free agency, but decided not to re-invent the wheel when I saw Haley had already done an admiral job of things. Make sure to visit M&G for a thorugh overview.

I have to say, this is perhaps the murkiest July 1 for the Flames I've seen since the lock-out. Previously, whether facing many or few obstacles, the obstacles were at least apparently obvious.

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