Dion Phaneuf’s Hit on Kyle Okposo

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 […]

Posted by Richard Pollock in Calgary Flames,New York Islanders on September 18, 2009

Calgary Flames 2009-10 Season Preview

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 […]

Posted by Neil in Calgary Flames,Season Previews on September 5, 2009

NHL Morning Papers: Tuesday Edition

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 […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Boston Bruins,Buffalo Sabres,Calgary Flames,Chicago Blackhawks,NHL Morning Papers,Philadelphia Flyers,San Jose Sharks,Tampa Bay Lightning,Toronto Maple Leafs,Vancouver Canucks on August 18, 2009

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