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A Good Hire

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. …

Sometimes It’s What You Don’t Do

  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…

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UFA Weekend Open Thread

    Ove 70 players have been signed already, but there remains a few names and a few trade potentials out there. It’s possible more things will go down this weekend, so feel free to use this post as an open discussion thread.  

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Flames Silent On Day One

    While there was a lot of activity today, the Calgary Flames mostly sat on the sidelines, re-signing Chris Butler and a couple of AHLers to perfunctory deals. Although the club is rumored to be in on the Brad Richards sweepstakes, the truth is a lot of their targets were snapped up today and it’s…

Departures

Free agency is a time generally reserved for welcoming new players into the fold, as the Oilers and Canucks did, or for being excited about the possibility of signing a true difference maker, as fans of the Flames and Leafs can be tonight. Still, it’s also a time for departure, and each of the four…

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Brad Richards Update

Darren Dreger passed along the information on Friday afternoon the Calgary Flames had got themselves in on the Brad Richards sweepstakes, presenting their own offer to the free agent centre.  The latest bit of information from Dreger has the Rangers as the front runner, with Calgary "very much in the hunt".  Flames GM Jay Feaster…