July 30 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
July 30 2010 07:29PM




Arbitration time is nearly done, so there's been quite a bit of activity happening around the league. In today's round-up, the Flames and Ian White beat the hangman, Frolov and Poni find new homes, and the Coyotes, well, who's surprised by that nonsense anymore?


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Best Case Scenario?

Pat Steinberg
July 30 2010 06:14PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Defenseman Ian White #3 of the Calgary Flames shoots the puck towards the goal against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

It would probably be fair to say that an arbitration hearing is something you want to avoid if possible.  Numerous players have done so this offseason, and Ian White did the same this morning, signing a one year contract with the Calgary Flames worth $2,999,995.  So, the two sides avoid arbitration, which might end up being the best case for both sides.

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Flames sign Ian White (for real, I think)

Robert Cleave
July 30 2010 08:09AM

                        Ian White



According to the Fan960, the club and Ian White have agreed to terms on a one year, 2.999M deal. It's likely right about in the middle of where the two sides would have come into the hearing this morning, because every decent comparable on White's behalf was well north of 3M. I can live with this. Now, time to clear out a body or two, because the club is officially over the cap.

We'll have more as we hear from the club and White.

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Dev. Camp - Day Three Observations

Kent Wilson
July 29 2010 04:08PM

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Tim Erixon of the Calgary Flames poses for a photo after he was selected #23 overall by the Flames during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


A truncated afternoon session today filled with line rushes and a brief 4-on-4 scrimmage. The activity was more interesting and more instructive, but at 45 minutes or so, not enough to really watch everyone in question. Some items of interest:

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Dev. Camp - Day Two Observations

Kent Wilson
July 28 2010 05:15PM

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 20:  25th overall pick, Greg Nemisz of the Calgary Flames poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 20, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)


I limited my viewing to the afternoon session today, so I won't be commenting on the morning power skating stuff.

The guys participated in a number of drills today, mostly end-to-end rushes, break-out formations and cycling drills. Aside from one drill to end the practice (4-on-2's in split ice) there wasn't a lot of competition exercises so my ability to really differentiate between players was again limited.

My thoughts after the jump:

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