FN Weekend Open Thread: The Flames Back-up conundrum

    Leland Irving remains unsigned and the whsipers here in Calgary are that the negotiations remain contentious. Rich Winter is Irving’s agent – the same agent for Mark Giordano when he fled the Flames in the face of Sutter’s insistence he accept a two-way deal. Winter also has a high regard for his client, so…

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FRIDAY THE 13th: NHL PLAYS LOW-BALL

Multiple media outlets are reporting the NHL has tabled its first CBA proposal to the NHLPA. Based on what’s being reported, it’s a proposal that can only be characterized as a swift kick in the nuts low-ball offer to the NHLPA and the first volley in what stands to be a protracted and likely ugly…