Jason Gregor
July 19 2012 01:02PM

Shea Weber is smiling knowing that he will make $110 million for the remainder of his NHL career. That's some pretty sweet financial security for Weber, but I wonder what Preds' GM David Poile is thinking right now?

Does he match or take four first-round picks?

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FlamesNation chats with Brett Kulak

Ryan Pike
July 19 2012 10:52AM



Long considered proponents of drafting WHL defenders (see also: Dion Phaneuf), the Calgary Flames went predictably to the Dub in the 2012 Entry Draft, selecting Brett Kulak in the fourth round. However, Kulak's a bit of an oddity, being an Alberta native playing in Vancouver who admits to having cheered for the Edmonton Oilers (albeit in the past).

FlamesNation's Ryan Pike spoke with Kulak this week at Flames development camp.

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Five things: Guesswork

Ryan Lambert
July 19 2012 07:30AM

1. Nothing happening

Apart from introducing Roman Cervenka yesterday, and revealing that the organization considers him a center for some reason, and also admitting that they're closing in on the 50-contract limit for some reason I can't understand, the Flames have absolutely nothing going on. It's all very quiet.

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News and Notes from Wednesday's Presser

Ryan Pike
July 18 2012 01:51PM


The Calgary Flames held a media availability on Wednesday at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Here is what was discussed in no particular order:

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FlamesNation chats with Sven Baertschi

Ryan Pike
July 18 2012 09:09AM



Since last year's draft, it's been a series of highs and lows for Sven Baertschi. The lows, thankfully, weren't particularly low – Baertschi missed several games due to injury and failed to make a huge impact at the World Juniors in Calgary.

However, the rest of Baertschi's season was rather impressive. He racked up a stellar 94 points in just 47 games and added 34 points in 22 playoff games as he lead the Portland Winterhawks to their second consecutive berth in the WHL finals. He also was summoned to Calgary on an emergency recall when the Flames were riddled with injuries and, despite being the youngest player on the club, scored three goals in five games.

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