The 2015-16 Contract Situation, Post-Gillies

It’s a bit of a sleepier day around the world of the Calgary Flames following the Game 1 victory, so let’s take a deep breath and talk about something that’s probably beginning to excite everybody – the future.

Jon Gillies signed his entry-level deal yesterday, and so I thought it was prudent to take a gander at the Flames’ contract situation for next season as it stands right now.

Because they’re rare like unicorns, right-handers are noted with (R).

FORWARDS (14)

  • Jiri Hudler
  • David Jones (R)
  • Sam Bennett
  • Mason Raymond
  • Matt Stajan
  • Johnny Gaudreau
  • Sean Monahan
  • Joe Colborne
  • Brandon Bollig
  • Morgan Klimchuk
  • Emile Poirier
  • Markus Granlund
  • Austin Carroll
  • Garnet Hathaway (R)

RFAs this summer: Mikael Backlund, Bryce van Brabant, Drew Shore (R), Josh Jooris (R), Bill Arnold (R), Kenny Agostino, David Wolf (R), Max Reinhart, Ben Hanowski, Michael Ferland, Lance Bouma, Paul Byron and Turner Elson.

Also, as of July 1, the Flames can get to work on contract extensions for Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan, whose deals expire on July 1, 2016.

DEFENSEMEN (12)

  • Dennis Wideman (R)
  • T.J. Brodie
  • Mark Giordano
  • Ladislav Smid
  • Deryk Engelland (R)
  • Kris Russell
  • Keegan Kanzig
  • Tyler Wotherspoon
  • Patrick Sieloff
  • Brett Kulak
  • Ryan Culkin
  • Kenney Morrison (R)

RFAs this summer: John Ramage (R), Sena Acolatse (R) and Mark Cundari. Chris Billins is technically still an RFA, and I believe the Flames retain his North American rights for two more years.

Also, as of July 1, the Flames can get to work on a contract extension for Mark Giordano, whose deal expires on July 1,
2016.

GOALIES (3)

  • Jonas Hiller
  • Joni Ortio
  • Jon Gillies

SUM IT UP

The Flames have a lot of pending restricted free agents to ponder deals with, but they have 29 men under 2015-16 contracts and oodles of cap space.

Get ready for a fun summer. Well, after a fun spring, I mean.

    • everton fc

      Of this group below:

      Mikael Backlund, Bryce van Brabant, Drew Shore (R), Josh Jooris (R), Bill Arnold (R), Kenny Agostino, David Wolf (R), Max Reinhart, Ben Hanowski, Michael Ferland, Lance Bouma, Paul Byron and Turner Elson.

      I think certain to be signed are:
      Backlund
      Shore
      Jooris
      Arnold
      Agostino
      Wolf
      Ferland
      Bouma

      “Probables”:
      Byron
      Reinhart (he’s really come on late in the season)

      “Maybe”
      Elson

      I think Hanowski won’t be re-signed.

      Of this group:
      RFAs this summer: John Ramage (R), Sena Acolatse (R) and Mark Cundari. Chris Billins is technically still an RFA, and I believe the Flames retain his North American rights for two more years.

      None are certain. Ramage is probable. Maybe even Acolatse and Cundari. But I’d like to see them offer an ELC to Eric Roy, as I’ve said many times prior. We need d-men, he’s improved his defencive play and continues to be an offencive threat.

      • Parallex

        I think Byron is going to get his walking papers. I’d rather he stay but the numbers game is going to catch up with someone and I think it’ll be him.

        Waiver Exempt guys that are going to make the team (for sure) are Monahan, Gaudreau, and Bennett (3). so that leaves 10-11 spots for others. Hudler, Jones, Raymond, Stajan, Colborne, & Bollig (6) are all under contract and I think we can assume will at least start the year with the team so that brings us to 9. So that leaves four or five slots left to fill from the RFA’s…

        Backlund
        Bouma
        Shore
        Jooris
        Ferland
        Byron

        … are guys that have played significant minutes with this team and I believe are all eligible for waivers.

        Somethings gotta give and I have a feeling it’s gonna be Byron.

    • redhot1

      Get ready for a fun summer?

      But but but how? Uncle Lambert says we suck and more than just he clamor and predict the massive regression to basement dweller. Sob.

    • Greg

      All I want for Christmas (in July) is a few forwards to be traded for a few defencemen.

      Doesn’t have to be blockbuster, just has to rebalance things a bit. Otherwise we’ve got like 6 lines and 2.5 pairings. We’re going to have a lot of forwards who should be in the NHL not playing in the NHL, and some defencemen who shouldn’t be in the NHL playing in the NHL.