Flames Make Roster Moves: A Summary

So, the Calgary Flames continue to make roster moves and tinker as the team barrels head-long towards their collision with the Anaheim Ducks tomorrow night at the Honda Center and following that, the All-Star Break.

Here’s the gist of what’s happening right now.

Today, the Flames made four moves:

As such, Drew Shore will be joining Emile Poirier as the Adirondack Flames’ representatives at Monday’s AHL All-Star Classic. His departure (and scratching the last two games) was theorized on Twitter by Canadian Press’ Darren Haynes as keeping him waiver-exempt so the Flames could keep three goalies due to Joni Ortio’s stellar play. This appears to be what happened.

As for Smid? He’s reportedly injured again, though I cannot recall how it happened. Wotherspoon has earned positive reviews on the farm, so he gets a shot. I suspect Diaz slots back in against Anaheim and Wotherspoon gets into games after the All-Star Break. He’ll wear #26.

As for Calgary? Here’s how their active roster looks right now:

  • Goalies Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo and Joni Ortio
  • Defensemen Kris Russell, Mark Giordano, Dennis Wideman, T.J. Brodie, Tyler Wotherspoon, Deryk Engelland and Raphael Diaz
  • Forwards Joe Colborne, Mikael Backlund, Johnny Gaudreau, Lance Bouma, Matt Stajan, David Jones, Mason Raymond, Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler, Brandon Bollig, Paul Byron, Markus Granlund and Josh Jooris.

That’s three goalies, seven defenders and 13 forwards – for a full 23-man roster.

Smid joins Curtis Glencross on the IR. Sam Bennett remains on non-roster injury.

    • RedMan

      THIS is the MOST BRAINLESS thread you,ve seen on this sight? must be a newcomer… welcome!

      people are just having fun…

      no harm no foul. it beats being an oiler fan with zero to talk about aside from the treatment progress for depression. No big deal. implausible maybe, hardly brainless.

  • supra steve

    Further to my earlier point…When Quebec traded Erik Lindros to the Flyers, the return was as follows:

    They received in the trade the rights to eventual Hart Trophy winner Peter Forsberg, as well as Ron Hextall, Chris Simon, Mike Ricci, Kerry Huffman, Steve Duchesne, a 1st round selection (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993, a 1st round selection (later traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, later traded to the Washington Capitals—Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994, and $15,000,000 cash.

    There was also an offer from the Rangers as follows:

    The trade between the Nordiques and the Rangers that was ruled invalid by the arbitrator had Lindros being traded for Doug Weight, Tony Amonte, Alexei Kovalev, John Vanbiesbrouck, three first round draft picks (1993, 1994 & 1995) and $12 million.

    That is the kind of value that I would seek to duplicate, if it were my job to trade McDavid.

    • supra steve

      And it’s clear who won that trade. No one would give that up for McDavid.

      McDavid will be a Stamkos or Tavares at best. (Which is pretty damn good).

      But in my opinion he’s not worth a Gaudreau, Monahan or a Bennett.

      • supra steve

        One of the heads of Central Scouting was on the radio yesterday. He was projecting Eichel as a Tavares type of impact player. And he thought that McDavid was a clear step above Eichel. If your position is that McDavid would not be worthy of giving up Gaudreau or Monahan or Bennett, then there will be no agreement between the two of us today. Have a good one.

        • everton fc

          I stand corrected. I just calculated McDavid’s ppg average and it’s the same as Lindros’ was in his draft year.

          I still don’t know if I would give up Gaudreau.. but yeah.