This morning in the Western Conference, Marian Hossa is finding his game, Valtteri Filppula has cast removed, Mikael Samuelsson avoids media after yesterday’s game, the importance of Joffrey Lupul and Bobby Ryan in Anaheim and much more after the jump.
I did not mention this in the morning papers, but if you missed it last night, Dion Phaneuf absolutely cleaned the clock of Kyle Okposo at the Saddledome. This hit does not surprise me, even if it is pre-season, considering I saw Phaneuf take a similar run at then Coyote–Daniel Carcillo in a pre-season game [...]
The Calgary Flames’ 2008-2009 season can best be remembered for Roger Millions dropping a pejorative live on Sportsnet West while covering the Flames. Unfortunately, fans do still vividly remember the Flames being ousted in the first round of the playoffs (for the fourth year in a row I might add). That being said, significant changes have [...]
With the ouster of Patrick Marleau as Sharks captain, Mark Purdy of the San Jose Mercury News feels that Dan Boyle will be next in line for the C. Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe writes that its best for Patrick Kane to move on from the cab incident. Though Messier’s heart belongs in [...]
From the Globe & Mail: The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired Wayne Primeau from the Calgary Flames for defenceman Anton Stralman and forward Colin Stuart, the teams announced Monday. The Leafs will also receive a second-round draft pick in 2011 while Calgary will take a seventh-round pick in 2012. Read the story here. I have [...]
What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: NHL The Thrashers have signed Nikolai Antropov to a 4 year, $16 million contract. As well, the team also re-signed Chris Thorburn. A lot of cash to be throwing at Antropov but really not out of line with the ridiculous spending we’ve already seen the past day [...]
Flames fans have to be ecstatic with today’s news of Jay Bouwmeester signing with the Flames for 5 years, at $6.5 million cap hit per season. Think about it for a second. The Flames now possess a defense corps that includes Jay Bouwmeester, Dion Phaneuf and Robyn Regehr. Never mind the fact that all three [...]
From TSN: Sutter has said that his decision on whether he would return to New Jersey next season would be based solely on family and business commitments in Red Deer. There has been some speculation that his brother Darryl, the general manager of the Calgary Flames, has been waiting to make a decision on his [...]