Leafs acquire second round pick from Flames

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,Toronto Maple Leafs on July 27, 2009

On the Beat: Antropov signs in Atlanta, Recchi returns to Boston and reaction to Team Canada

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in 2010 Olympics,Atlanta Thrashers,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Colorado Avalanche,Edmonton Oilers,Minnesota Wild,On the Beat,Ottawa Senators,Tampa Bay Lightning,Washington Capitals on July 2, 2009

Analyzing the Bouwmeester signing

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames on June 30, 2009

More on Sutter stepping down

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,New Jersey Devils on June 9, 2009

On the Beat: Dater says Pierre Lacroix “gambled and lost”

What team beat writers are saying this afternoon: Playoff teams: Pittsburgh could be two-sport champions if the Penguins win the Cup.  The Steel city is enjoying some great success as of late. Teams not in the playoffs: The Bruins ownership wants to get Peter Chiarellin signed to a contract extension this summer.  He has done a […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Columbus Blue Jackets,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,On the Beat,Pittsburgh Penguins,Toronto Maple Leafs,Washington Capitals on May 27, 2009

Mike Keenan has been fired

From TSN: The Calgary Flames announced the firing of head coach Mike Keenan on Friday afternoon. “Our team did not meet expectations,” Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter said in a press release. ”Following detailed evaluation over the past three weeks, and taking into consideration all factors affecting our season ending result, we believe this is […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,Northwest Division on May 22, 2009

NHL Playoff Morning Papers (Thursday Edition): Caps have nothing but praise for Varlamov, Sidney Crosby is the hero, again, Where is Pavel Datsyuk?, Patrick Kane understands Savard firing, Radulov back to Nashville, Mike Keenan on the hot seat in Calgary?,

2nd Round Playoff Matchups Eastern Conference Boston Bruins (1) versus Carolina Hurricanes (6) Bruins attempt to finish the rally tonight.  Net worth in game 7 as goalie‘s are key factors to winning the series.  Claude Julien reiterated yesterday that Marc Savard will be able to play in Game 7 tonight.  As last night’s Illegal Curve […]

Posted by David Minuk in Anaheim Ducks,Atlantic Division,Boston Bruins,Calgary Flames,Carolina Hurricanes,Central Division,Chicago Blackhawks,Colorado Avalanche,Detroit Red Wings,Eastern Conference,Edmonton Oilers,Montreal Canadiens,Nashville Predators,NHL Morning Papers,Northeast Division,Northwest Division,Pacific Division,Phoenix Coyotes,Pittsburgh Penguins,Rumors,San Jose Sharks,Southeast Division,Teams,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks,Washington Capitals,Western Conference on May 14, 2009

Late Night Links: Coyote Ugly

Eric Duhatschek unveils his second round picks.  I made all of my picks on the IC Radio Show tonight which will be posted online tomorrow morning.  Note: My picks ended up being absolutely identical to Duhatschek’s. Apparently the NHL has taken control of the Coyotes.  Hat tip: Mirtle.  Anyone surprised by this?  Puck Daddy has […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,General NHL,Phoenix Coyotes on April 30, 2009