March 12th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Suspensions 0 comments

On a Wednesday night in late January, Dennis Wideman collided with linesman Don Henderson in the midst of the second period of a game between the Calgary Flames and the Nashville Predators. On a Friday afternoon in mid-March, after missing 19 games, Wideman's exile from the National Hockey League finally came to an end. When came between those two...

March 11th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, News, Suspensions 0 comments

Dennis Wideman will have his 20-game suspension reduced to 10 games, the league announced Friday. Wideman was suspended for injuring linesman Don Henderson back on Jan. 27. The league levied a 20-game suspension for his actions. Wideman and the NHLPA appealed the ruling. From that initial process the ball is passed to commissioner Gary Bettman...

March 9th, 2016 In Calgary Flames 0 comments

The Flames have two very solid forwards on their first line, with Sean Monahan centering Johnny Gaudreau. But what Calgary doesn't have is a reliable right winger. Last year, Jiri Hudler had a career year, putting up 76 points in 78 games, and led Calgary in points. However, after the Flames became sellers at this year's trade deadline,...

March 3rd, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Long Read, San Jose Sharks 0 comments

It happens every year. Voters vote for the Norris Trophy to honor the NHL’s top defenseman. And invariably, it goes to a defenseman who scores a ton of points on the power play (PP). The award for best defenseman is largely based on performance during times when he doesn’t need to play defense. Every year, there are those that bemoan this...

March 1st, 2016 In Dallas Stars, Flames Transactions, Stars Transactions 0 comments

You might as well call the Dallas Stars the Allas Stars because since the calendar turned to 2016 there has been no "D" in the Stars' game. No team in the NHL has allowed more goals since January 1st and the Stars were starting to feel the pressure. At the trade deadline, they decided to go after Kris Russell of the Calgary Flames. They landed...

February 29th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Minnesota Wild, News, Trade Deadline 0 comments

The Minnesota Wild have acquired 31-year-old forward David Jones from the Calgary Flames in exchange for veteran netminder Niklas Backstrom and a 2016 6th round draft pick. Jones has played a depth role for the Flames over the last few years, averaging between 16 and 12 minutes per game. One of his perceived assets has been ability to be a...

February 27th, 2016 In Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, News, Trade Deadline 0 comments

The Florida Panthers have acquired forward Jiri Hudler from the Calgary Flames, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Heading back to Calgary is a 2016 2nd round pick and a 2018 4th round pick, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie. No salary was retained in the deal. The 32-year-old Hudler had a career-year with 31 goals and 76 points last...

February 22nd, 2016 In Calgary Flames, News, Trade Deadline, Vancouver Canucks 0 comments

For the second year in a row the Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames have put together a trade. Monday the teams announced a swap of 21-year-old Vancouver forward Hunter Shinkaruk and 22-year-old Calgary center Markus Granlund. Granlund, a 2nd round pick in 2011 for the Flames, has found his way into 86 games over the last three seasons. He...

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