Category Archives: Calgary Flames

Six centres the Calgary Flames could chase

Marcus Kruger, Chicago Blackhawks

2012-13: 47GP 4G 9A 13Pts

The Stanley Cup champs are in a bit of a pickle against the salary cap.

Mason Raymond to sign with the Flames?

Flames’ Feaster makes no secret of desire to trade up in draft

Jay Feaster taped an interview with TSN, and the Calgary Flames GM couldn’t conceal a grin when asked if it was true he’d offered his hat-trick of first-round picks in Sunday’s NHL Draft to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for the No. 1 selection.

“Yeah, as a matter of fact,” Feaster replied Tuesday. “I’ve had conversations, not just with Colorado. I’ve had conversations with teams ahead of us, not necessarily offering the same thing in every instance. But certainly, we’ve made not secret about the fact we would like to move up in the draft if we can.”

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Rumblings: Could Kiprusoff go to Toronto?

Interesting news Monday evening with a source confirming to ESPN.com that the Calgary Flames have given permission to the Toronto Maple Leafs to speak to Miikka Kiprusoff’s camp about a contract extension.

My TSN colleague Aaron Ward was first to report the news.

Kiprusoff has one more year on his deal next season, which pays only $1.5 million (although it counts $5.8 million against the salary cap), and the suspicion here is that the 36-year-old netminder would sign off on a trade to Toronto only if he can get another year out of it financially.

Flames and Senators talking trade?

The Senators have an eye toward Cowtown in search for help up front before the deadline.

League sources told the Sun the Senators have shown interest in Calgary Flames left winger Curtis Glencross because GM Bryan Murray would like to get more than a rental player if he does make a move at the deadline.

Flames who could move at the deadline

Here is a look at a some of the Flames players who could be in the sights of other clubs as the trade deadline looms.

Price for Bouwmeester is high

Perhaps the biggest name left on the trade market is Jay Bouwmeester.

That’s if he is indeed dealt.

The Calgary Flames don’t have to necessarily move him — he’s got one more year left on his deal (at $6.6 million), so he’s not a pending unrestricted free agent forcing the NHL club to seek immediate asset return.

Minute-munching ironman defenceman the exact type of player that is highly sought after at trade deadlines

While debate rages over the return on the Jarome Iginla trade, the Calgary Flames are quietly going about dealing another asset that should net them a bigger prize.

Jay Bouwmeester will likely never win a Norris Trophy. No one will mistake the lanky blueliner for a mean cuss like Scott Stevens or Chris Pronger. He is not a master orator like Michael Cammalleri or Alex Tanguay.

But make no mistake: a swift-skating, puck-moving defenceman is one hot commodity on the market with just six days to the trade deadline.

Do you think that the Flames got a good return for Iginla?

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Did the Flames get good value in return for Iginla