A bit of breaking news on a Friday night. In advance of Monday’s deadline to do so, Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic has informed the club that he won’t be participating in training camp or playoffs, citing family considerations.
We don’t have times yet, but we have dates set for the qualifying round series between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets.
Friends, we’ll have some summer hockey. Per multiple reports, the National Hockey League and the NHLPA have both voted to ratify the proposed Return to Play protocols and a four year extension to their collective bargaining agreement.
Friends, we’re expecting to get word from both the NHL’s Board of Governors and the players association later on Friday regarding their respective votes to ratify the Return to Play plans and the proposed new collective bargaining agreement. Update: the agreement has been ratified and we’ve updated the dates to the current, somewhat final, form.
In the 102-year history of the National Hockey League, 348 individuals have played 1,000 or more regular season games. 44 of them, or 12.6%, have played some part of their career with the Atlanta or Calgary Flames. We call these players Long-Timers. Let’s take a look at Martin St. Louis.