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September 23 2016 05:00AM
Leafs win prospects tournament, Lupul hurt again, Sedin era in Vancouver coming to an end, Flames need to fix their salary cap issues, Jesse Puljujarvi ready to ruin plans, get your Oilers karma right heading into season, a classic goalie scrap, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
September 22 2016 06:01PM
After purging most of their restricted free agents back in June, the Calgary Flames were left with just four qualified: Tyler Wotherspoon, Sean Monahan, Freddie Hamilton, and Johnny Gaudreau.
It is Sept. 22, and three of the four have been re-signed.
F.Ham - the forgotten Hamilton, if you will - is officially back with the Flames. He has been re-signed to a two-year deal with a $612,500 cap hit, as reported by Cap Friendly.
Calgary #Flames resigned RFA Freddie Hamilton— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 22, 2016
2 year deal / 1 way deal
$612,500 cap hit
Let's take a look at just where he might fit in.
September 22 2016 10:45AM
Brad Treliving made the announcement today that was seemingly a long time coming: veteran defenseman Ladislav Smid will not play this season. It's little surprise that this was something expected to happen and at the heart of it are two stories.
One, that will give the Calgary Flames additional cap space, a commodity they're desperate for; two, the story of a player whose playing days appear numbered, if not over.
September 22 2016 08:00AM
The Calgary Flames announced their training camp roster last night, including dozens of players from previous seasons of the team... and six names we probably didn't expect to see.
Those six? They're the few. They proud. The professional tryouts.
Let's get to know them, shall we?
September 21 2016 09:48PM
While both of tonight's World Cup of Hockey combatants entered their showdown with a spot in the semi-finals assured, there were high stakes at play for this clash between Canada's hockey establishment and the European conglomerate cobbled together for this tournament's sake.
A win tonight and the victor would avoid Team Sweden and wait out a match with Team North America or Team Russia -- opponents that seem favourable relative to the Tre Kronor.
With tonight's 4-1 victory, Canada now awaits either their time honoured cross-Atlantic rivals in Russia or some of their country's young in the semi-finals. And they made it look so, so easy. Without Shea Weber, Ryan Getzlaf and Carey Price, the Canadians dispatched Europe in short order, outshooting Europe 46-20 in the process.