Category Archives: Calgary Flames
RANDY SPORTAK, Calgary Sun writes … Five Burning Questions about the Calgary Flames
Tsn 1050 writes … This is a team that should be in the Connor McDavid sweepstakes – or Jack Eichel. Pick your poison there
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GEORGE JOHNSON, Calgary Herald writes … Bennett offers tantalizing glimpse of his talent in NHL pre-season debut
Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald writes … Calgary Flames’ new GM Brad Treliving isn’t afraid to make a splash.
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Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports that the Calgary Flames make pitch for Sens captain Jason Spezza.
NHL.com is reporting that … “Flames asking Panthers about No. 1 pick in Draft”
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Scott Cruickshank pf the Calgary Herald reports that the Flames have been talking to the Panthers about the 1st overall pick.
Kristen Odland of the CAlgary Sun reports that Pending unrestricted free agent Cammalleri would like to speak with Flames, unsure if he’ll test market.
Brian Burke, back from Sochi, has until March 5 — a little more than a week — to transform outgoing assets into prospects and picks. In other words, a future.
With a number of players set to become free agents this summer, the Flames have plenty of attractive pieces available for rent.
Forwards Michael Cammalleri, Lee Stempniak and Matt Stajan, and defenseman Kris Russell are among Calgary’s pending unrestricted free agents, all of whom could moved by the deadline.
In a wide-ranging interview with the 58-year-old acting GM, Burke told the Calgary Sun nobody has pitched him on peddling his first-round draft pick, which will undoubtedly be a top-five lottery selection this summer.
More importantly, he says he sees no scenario in which he will offer it up.
“No — it’s not in play,” said Burke, who has spoken sparingly as promised.
“We’ve had no inquiries — people wait to see the draft sequence.”
Mike Cammalleri might want to hold off on purchasing any real estate in Calgary. He is most likely on the move.
With the NHL trade deadline set for March 5, many league executives view the 31-year-old Cammalleri as one of the most attractive options available for teams that want a forward who can make an impact.
“We know we have a bunch of unrestricted free agents and Burkie will want to improve the team, that’s for sure. Burkie will make decisions — just like me, just like everybody else — for the best of the organization. Obviously, there is going to be some question marks. There is going to be some speculation.”
There is going to be — there has to be, right? — trades.