What are the Flames’ options during Dennis Wideman’s suspension?

When Dennis Wideman crosschecked linesman Don Henderson in the Flames’ final game before the All-Star break, it almost seemed like an afterthought that it had even happened. There was no immediate reaction to it at all. Wideman wasn’t penalized, and he wasn’t removed from the game, whether by means of game misconduct or a simple…

Mason Raymond on waivers

Embed from Getty Images With Micheal Ferland’s impending return and the Flames set to be at 24 roster players, including 15 forwards with him, somebody would have to be sent down.  Mason Raymond, who has not come even close to living up to his three-year, $3.15 million AAV contract, drew the short straw, as the…

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Thinking critically about CalgaryNEXT: What’s a CRL?

In the Flames proposed funding model for the CalgaryNEXT arena project, they included a public contribution in the amount of $240 million from a “CRL” or Community Revitalization Levy. Also called Tax Increment Financing (TIF), CRL’s are employed by municipalities as a way to finance redevelopment of blighted areas.  Contrary to what you might hear from the…

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The Pacific War Room

  In an effort to keep fans aware of the comings and goings of the other teams in the Smythe Pacific Division… The fine folks at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In order of the Pacific…