July 03 2011 07:05PM
You may missed it during the weekend flurry, but the Flames signed one of the highest scoring AHL defenders available in Clay Wilson. The 28-year old scored 60 points in 2009-10 for the Rochester Americans and followed that up with 48 points in 66 games last year. He also had a cup of coffee with the Florida Panthers, scoring five points in 15 games.
July 03 2011 04:34PM
It's only July 3, but things are winding down already. With the news today that Niclas Bergfors was inked by Nashville to an ultra-chear one year, $575,000 deal, the number of viable free agents is rapidly diminishing.
July 03 2011 04:29PM
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July 02 2011 05:25PM
Lost in the shuffle during the free agency frenzy over the last couple days was the hiring of Troy Ward to coach Calgary's AHL affilliate in Abbotsford next season. It's a promotion for Ward, who was an assistant on Jim Playfair's Heat staff last season, but a hiring that is a smart one for the Flames. From talking to Ward a few times over the last year, it's clear he has a good eye on his team and is very keen on getting player to the next level.
July 02 2011 02:17PM
Seeing the sheer number of contracts doled out over the weekend, many have noticed the lack of action from the Calgary Flames, who have yet to really delve into the free agent market. While they were in on the bidding for Brad Richards, who would eventually sign with the New York Rangers, I'm not really all that down on what the Flames have done, or in this case, the lack of what they've done.