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Flames to unveil third jersey

17 Oct

The Flames are going to unveil their third jersey on Sunday, Oct 27. I didn’t actually know they weren’t using the retro jersey anymore? Maybe they are going to unveil it again as the third jersey? Or maybe they are going to have another black one? I’ll see what rumours I can dig up on the interweb.

Hey look! I found it!

Calgary Flames 2013/14 Third Jersey

Calgary Flames 2013/14 Third Jersey

So… what do you think? Like it? Hate it? The sources are pretty good that this is the real deal, check out icethetics and EA sports.

Calgary Flames Alternate Jersey 2014

Calgary Flames Alternate Jersey 2014

Calgary Flames Shoulder Patch 2014

Calgary Flames 2014 Shoulder Patch

 

 

Flames trade fourth-round pick to the Leafs for centre Joe Colborne

30 Sep

Says Burke: “Joe is a Calgary kid. He’s a very intelligent kid. He has been unable to crack the top six group in an NHL lineup despite the face that he’s almost 23 and a first round pick. He’s 6’5”, he has a high hockey IQ, and he can skate.”

So we get ourselves another 3rd-liner?? Awesome!

A first-round draft pick in 2008 — going 16th overall, one spot behind Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson, and six spots ahead of Edmonton Oilers forward Jordan Eberle — Colborne is the lanky (6-foot-5, 213 pounds) centre the Leafs acquired from the Boston Bruins in exchange for Tomas Kaberle two years ago.

 

Nineteen players cut from the Calgary Flames

19 Sep

The Calgary Flames’ axe fell today, to the tune of 19 re-assignments.

I have to say that I thought Cundari would get a longer look. And poor Paul Byron and Greg Nemisz, it’s kinda sad when you can’t even make this version of the Flames. Emile Poirier and Morgan Klimchuk are heading back to junior, which I don’t think was much of a surprise.

To Abbotsford Heat (13) — G Laurent Brossoit, G Joni Ortio, D Mark Cundari, D Brady Lamb, D James Martin, D Zach McKelvie, C Paul Byron, C Brett Olson, LW Carter Bancks, LW Turner Elson, LW Ben Hanowski, RW David Eddy, RW Greg Nemisz

* Returned to junior (6) — D Brett Kulak (WHL Vancouver), D Ryan Culkin (QMJHL Quebec), D Eric Roy (WHL Brandon), LW Morgan Klimchuk (WHL Regina), RW Coda Gordon (WHL Swift Current), RW Emile Poirier (QMJHL Gatineau)

Remaining in Calgary are 38 players — three goalies, 13 defencemen, 22 forwards. National Hockey League teams can carry 23 players.

After off-days today and Thursday, camp resumes Friday morning at WinSport. The Flames have two pre-season dates remaining, both at home — Monday against the New York Rangers, Wednesday against the Phoenix Coyotes.

 

Miikka Kiprusoff’s (official) retirement

12 Sep

Although not really a surprise to anyone, the announcement of Kipper’s retirement is a reminder of just how bad this team is going to be this year. And next. And the year after that. etc.

What’s this team trying to sell to us fans? I don’t even know who to put on the back of my new jersey (if I’m even willing to buy one this year).

  • The Flames have no goalie.
  • The Flames have Mark Giordano and Dennis Wideman on defense and nothing else.
  • The Flames have Michael Cammalleri up front and not much else. Maybe Glencross is worth a mention, but really – he’d be a third-line guy on any playoff team.

It’s going to be a long few years.

Here are the early guesses at what this team may look like, your 2013/14 Calgary Flames:

  1. Curtis Glencross – Mikael Backlund – Mike Cammalleri
  2. Sven Baertschi – Matt Stajan – Jiri Hudler
  3. Lee Stempniak – Sean Monahan – David Jones
  4. Tim Jackman – Corban Knight – Roman Horak
  1. Mark Giordano – Dennis Wideman
  2. TJ Brodie – Derek Smith
  3. Chris Butler – Shayne O’Brien
  1. Karri Ramo
  2. Joey MacDonald

Like I said, it’s going to be a long few years.

 

Jay Feaster gets a new boss and it’s (uh-oh) Brian Burke?!?

06 Sep

Veteran hockey executive Brian Burke was named the team’s president of hockey operations, and will “assume overall responsibility of the sport side of the Calgary Flames.” That means that GM Jay Feaster will report to Burke.

I actually like this move, I can’t see why two heads would not be better than one.

“I think I add a value. I’ve been able to fix just about every team I’ve worked for, sometimes quicker than others. There was a lot that needed to be done in Toronto that took longer than I thought,” Burke said.

Ken King unfortunately remains employed by the Flames.

 

Flames sign T.J. Brodie to a 2-year deal for $2M/year

01 Aug

The Calgary Flames announced they have signed defenceman T.J. Brodie to a two year contract worth $2,125,000/year, which is not bad for locking up Brodie for two years.

Also he’s our best defenceman, so you’d better sign him lest you ice a defensive group consisting of Giordano and the AHL Heat.

 

Calgary Flames announce their 2013-14 schedule

19 Jul

Calgary starts off the ’13-‘14 campaign with a pair of road games. The season opener is in Washington on Thursday, October 3rd followed by a game in Columbus the following night on Friday, October 4th.

The Flames home opener is against divisional rival Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, October 6th.

Under the new NHL scheduling matrix, Calgary will be in a new division with Anaheim, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Jose and Vancouver. The Flames will play each divisional opponent five times, with the exception of Anaheim which will be four games. Calgary will play each Western Conference opponent (non-divisional) three times and will play all Eastern Conference opponents twice (once home and once away).

Click here for the full schedule

All Flames home and away games will be carried live on the FAN 960 radio. The complete television schedule will be released in August.

 

Flames draft Sean Monahan sixth overall

03 Jul

The Flames chose centre Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67s sixth overall with their first of three picks on Sunday, and then went for two other forwards with later selections.

Calgary used the second of its picks, 22nd overall, on winger Emile Poirier, of Gatineau in the Quebec league. A fast skater, Poirier had 32 goals and 70 points to go with 101 penalty minutes this year.

Finally, at 28, the Flames went for a hometown youngster, choosing Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats. A left winger, he had 36 goals and 76 total points in 2012-2013.

Since it is so hot outside my interest in hockey is next to zero, so why don’t you read what the Flames wrote about themselves.

Oh yeah, in other news the Flames acquired F T.J. Galiardi from San Jose in exchange for fourth-round pick in 2015. Hooray for another third-liner!

 

Flames trade Tanguay and Sarich for Jones and O’Brien of the Avalanche

28 Jun

The Calgary Flames have traded forward Alex Tanguay and defenceman Cory Sarich to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for forward David Jones and defenceman Shane O’Brien.

I don’t know much about Shane O’Brien, but from what I can remember he plays a similar style to Sarich – but he’s younger. So I guess trading a guy who’s getting close to the end, for a younger version of a guy who’s getting close to the end, is a good deal.

David Jones used to be someone people were talking about. And then he came out and had a pretty lacklustre year last year. Before that, Jones had 20 goals the year before and 27 goals the year before that. Clearly the Flames are hoping there is still some of that 20-goal-man left in him.

The downside of this deal is the money. Tanguay had three years left on a contract that pays $3.5 million per year, and Sarich has one year left at $2 million. That’s $12.5M in three years.

On Calgary’s side, Jones had three years left on a contract paying $4 million per, and O’Brien two years at $2 million each. That’s $16M in three years.

Actaully, that’s pretty close to a wash. I guess we’ll see how Tangs does compared to Jones next year. If we can get the Saddledome pumped out by then.

 

Flames acquire Corban Knight for their fourth round pick

18 Jun

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired centre Corban Knight from the Florida Panthers in exchange for the Flames fourth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

Here is the skinny on Knight

Sounds like a better deal than you’d get from a fourth rounder this year, but only time will tell. Here is what Uncle Feaster had to say:

“Corban Knight is a player our scouts have been watching closely throughout his collegiate career,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “When Florida did not sign Corban this spring we contacted them and asked for permission to speak with him. Florida granted teams, including ours, that opportunity on the condition that we were prepared to trade for his rights. During the past ten days we spoke with Corban and his agent, and were pleased to learn Corban wanted to start his pro career in Calgary. We were able to consummate the trade today with Florida, and are confident we will get Corban signed when permitted in July. We are thrilled to add him to our organization, and look forward to his debut in a Flames’ sweater this Fall.”

Well we scooped the Oilers who were courting him, so that’s good for something.

 
 
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