I’ve posted the most recent line combinations that I’m guessing will be the way the Flames line up for the first game against San Jose. Check out the 2013 Calgary Flames depth cart page here.
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So we are only one day into camp and already we’re dealing with injuries. Iginla has a sore groin (probably from screwing over fans) so he may miss camp. That’s certainly not going to help his historic slow starts. Cervenka has not yet been cleared to skate with contact, and from the ‘does he even still play here’ files, Babchuk is out for 3-4 weeks with shoulder injury.
- Anton Babchuk (Donbass Donetsk, KHL)
- Mikael Backlund (Vasteras, Swedish Elite)
- Sven Baertschi(Abbotsford, AHL)
- T.J. Brodie (Abbotsford, AHL)
- Paul Byron (Abbotsford, AHL)
- Roman Cervenka (Slavia Praha, Czech League)
- Roman Horak (Abbotsford, AHL)
- Jiri Hudler (Lev Praha, KHL)
- Krys Kolanos(Abbotsford, AHL)
The Calgary Flames continue to entertain calls and inquiries for veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who became available after the Flames acquired and signed Dennis Wideman, and interest has increased after Ryan Suter came off the free agent market to sign with Minnesota.
- Detroit Red Wings interested in Jay Bouwmeester
- Jay Bouwmeester to the St. Louis Blues
- Jay Bouwmeester a good fit for the Edmonton Oilers
- Philadelphia Flyers should sign Jay Bouwmeester
- Jay Bouwmeester to the Carolina Hurricanes
The Flames are looking for a top-six scorer in return. Glory be to Jay Feaster if he dump that salary AND get a legitimate forward in return.
Olli Jokinen signed a two-year deal, worth $4.5 million per season with the Winnipeg Jets. David Moss has been snapped up by the Phoenix Coyotes. The Flames also have not re-signed free agents Scott Hannan and Tom Kostopoulos.
The Flames have #3.5M left on the cap, and still need to pay Sven Baertschi his $1.5M. So they’ll likely need to shed some salary if they are planning on making any more moves.
“Jiri Hudler is a highly skilled and dynamic offensive player,” said Flames General Manager Jay Feaster. “He is one of the very best goal scorers in the NHL at even strength and he puts a very high percentage of his shots on net, generating scoring chances for himself and rebound opportunities for his teammates. He fits our need to upgrade and improve our skill and we are very pleased to have him on board.”
Hudler has played 409 career games all with the Detroit Red Wings. Over his seven NHL seasons, he has accumulated 87 goals, 127 assists for 214 points and 160 penalty minutes. Last season Hudler scored a career high 25 goals and added 25 assists for 50 points and 42 penalty minutes in 81 games with the Red Wings. Hudler won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in 2008.
So let’s speculate some lines at this particular moment in time, shall we?
Tanguay Hudler Cervenka
Baertshi Backlund Stempniak
Comeau Jones/Stajan Jackman
The Flames acquired Wideman from the Washington Capitals and signed him to a five-year deal worth $26.25 million — 5.25M/year – making him the second-highest paid defenceman on the team. Soon to be the highest?? I guess we’ll have to wait for the trade market to dictate the future of Jay Bouwmeester.
The Calgary Flames have re-signed right-winger Lee Stempniak and defenceman Cory Sarich to a pair of two-year contract extensions. Stempniak will earn US$5 million, while Sarich agreed to a deal worth $4 million.
With Friday’s re-signing of Cory Sarich, the Calgary Flames now have nine defencemen on one-way contracts, a total that doesn’t reflect T.J. Brodie, who is still on his entry-level (two-way) deal. Here are the other nine rearguards in Calgary:
- Jay Bouwmeester $6.68M
- Dennis Wideman $5.25M
- Mark Giordano $4.02M
- Anton Babchuk $2.50M
- Cory Sarich $2.00M
- Chris Butler $1.25M
- Derek Smith $.775M
- Brett Carson $.575M
- Clay Wilson $.525M
If I were a betting man, I’d say you Calgary blue line in 2012-13 will look like this:
- Dennis Wideman – Cory Sarich
- Mark Giordano – Chris Butler
- T.J. Brodie – Derek Smith
The Flames also signed centre Blair Jones to a two-year deal worth $1.3 million, and Blake Comeau to a one-year deal worth $1.25M.
The Calgary Flames announced they have signed centre Roman Cervenka.
Cervenka played the last two years with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). During the 2010-11 season he received the top goal scorer award, registering 31 goals in 51 games while playing alongside fellow countryman Jaromir Jagr.
Wait, who? That old guy with the mullet who plays for Philly?
He was also selected to play in the KHL All-Star Game collecting more fan votes than any other player in the league.
Cripes, I could play in the KHL All-Star game.
During 2011-12, the Prague native recorded 23 goals during the regular season while notching a league leading 22 points from 11 goals and 11 assists in 20 playoff games. Cervenka has represented the Czech Republic with the national team on multiple occasions. He earned a bronze medal at the 2005 World Junior Championships. He also played at the 2009 IIHF World Championship and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Okay, I’ll give him that as I’ve yet to play in the Olympics. But there is still time…
With Jackman now out, yes another one, the Calgary Flames have resorted to calling up players from the WHL. Sven Bärtschi, 19, has 33 goals and 61 assists in 47 games.
Why, you ask? Look at this list of injured players:
- Tim Jackman
- Lee Stempniak
- Blair Jones
- Mikael Backlund
- Blake Comeau
- Lance Bouma
- Paul Byron
- Chris Butler
- Mike Cammalleri
That is two full lines. Matt Stajan was the number one centre last night… MATT STAJAN!