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Where from: The Nether-Regions Of Hades.

Favourite player: Andre Dupont/Neil Sheehy

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12 Jun 2017 07:15:30
This is no rumour. Nor is it a trade suggestion. I simply notice during the SC finals that the Nashville Predators' centres were primarily right-handed shots. The Calgary Flames' centres are all primarily left-handed shots. A swap of centres might be in order.

Calle Jarnkrok
Colton Sissons

Sam Bennett
Mark Jankowski

Which player would be best for the other club? (I'm not worried about fairness; that's something GMs can evaluate)

1.) 12 Jun 2017 08:13:22
Addendum: I'm NOT suggesting both clubs swap both players for the other two. Neither club is going to part with their top-line centres. But, if one could get one of the centres listed, which centre would be sacrificed.

2.) 12 Jun 2017 12:29:32
I think Calgary has to say no to this. The Flames centers here have more potential upside imo. I like Jarnkrok and Sissons, but I think Bennett could really take a big step forward this year.

3.) 12 Jun 2017 12:47:16
No from Calargry.

4.) 12 Jun 2017 14:18:06
I also read that MAF will go to Vegas. Then traded to Calgary, Bennet being mentioned going to Vegas.

5.) 12 Jun 2017 14:24:29
Do people read? He said it's NOT a proposal. He is asking which players the teams should go for. Bennett would look good on Nashville. They do have defense if that's a need for Calgary.



23 Jun 2016 01:06:48
Thoughts .

Calgary Flames: #11 2016 Draft Pick
New Jersey Devils: #06 2016 Draft Pick
Dennis Wideman

Reasoning: Calgary needs a power forward and Gulien Gautier in ranked in that area. New Jersey gets the better pick in exchange for taking on Wideman's salary; which frees up cap-space for a goaltender.

1.) 23 Jun 2016 01:16:13
One of worst trade proposals ever lmfao.

2.) 23 Jun 2016 01:43:54
Man. Wideman still has some value. Definitely not drop 5 spots at the top of the draft negative value.

3.) 23 Jun 2016 02:21:30
No way

4.) 23 Jun 2016 02:21:47
Take back Raymond, smid and wideman

5.) 23 Jun 2016 02:24:02
Flames would never do this trade, its not worth giving up such a high draft pick for nothing.



20 Feb 2016 03:26:33
The Sports Network's Bob McKenzie reports the Arizona Coyotes want to re-sign Mikkel Boedker. At 26, Boedker is among the Coyotes leading scorers and in his playing prime. But if a deal isn't possible, a deal could be made. McKenzie claims Arizona is "aggressively evaluating" the winger's trade value.

McKenzie's colleague Pierre LeBrun suggests Boedker, could be a good fit with the Chicago Blackhawks, who seek a left winger for Jonathan Toews' line. He also speculates the Pittsburgh Penguins could be another suitor.

The Coyotes are battling for a playoff spot. So, I would imagine, players which could help right now would be preferred over prospects.

What could Chicago and Pittsburgh offer which would benefit Arizona playoff interests?

1.) 20 Feb 2016 05:49:53
Chicago is probably going to go after him hard.
He'd be perfect on the wing with Toews/ Hossa.

2.) 20 Feb 2016 08:53:40
I think and hope Chicago gets Ladd or Boadker for the same reason as Chirp said.
Some familiarity with Ladd and with talking to Arizona as they made a trade last year together.



20 Feb 2016 03:16:10
According to SportsNet, the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch spoke with "a league insider, " who named the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and Florida Panthers as teams interested in acquiring Eric Staal.

What package could each team make?
(Please make the suggestions reasonable)




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12 Jun 2017 08:57:42
The San Jose Sharks are likely not going to resign either Joe Thorton or Patrick Marleau. I see the Sharks embarking on a mini-rebuild. Since both are 37 years-old, even if they were willing to take significant cuts in their contracts, I really can't see either suiting up for the Sharks next year.

Assuming both Thorton and Marleau don't retire, which teams would they be a good fit on?

1.) 12 Jun 2017 15:30:00
Habs need a center man.

2.) 12 Jun 2017 19:43:49
Maybe they go to Vegas? I'm assuming it would be a $$ move, bc I can't see a team forking out big $$ for either.



14 Feb 2017 23:51:35
According to most pundits, Marc-Andre Fleury is likely on the trading block; the reason being the upcoming 2017 expansion draft.

There are a lot of teams that could use an upgrade in goal.

But, what would the Pittsburgh Penguins want in return?

I'm thinking some kind of rental player (again ... Expansion Draft rules) and a draft pick (maybe two).

1.) 15 Feb 2017 19:46:46
Everybody knows Fleury is on the trade block.



29 Jun 2016 18:03:47
I posted this discussion a few months ago. But in light of an expansion draft after the 2017 season ends I'm re-posing the question.

Should the Calgary Flames trade Mark Giordano?

And at 32 years of age, the window of opportunity to win a Stanley Cup is closing for Giordano. The Flames are at least three to four years away from making any serious run (assuming their prospects live up to expectations) for Lord Stanley's mug.

Giordano is one of the league's best defencemen, no doubt under consideration for team Canada in the upcoming World Cup. His value is high and would net Calgary a good prospect and/ or some high draft picks; especially to those clubs a player or two away from making a serious run at the Stanley Cup. (St. Louis, Washington, Dallas, Tampa Bay, Florida) Furthermore, many believe the Flames should have dealt Jarome Iginla earlier - that they would have gotten an infinitely better return than what they actually got from Pittsburgh - and don't want see Calgary make the same mistake with Giordano.

But with Las Vegas entering the league after next season, moving Giordano would also create an opening for the Flames to protect a younger talent who might be left exposed with Giordano on the roster. And removing his $6.75 million salary would make it easier for sign Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau and still be competitive in the upcoming free-agent market.

The downside is there will be he11 to pay in Calgary. He's a crowd favourite and an anchor on the team. It would be hard to replace his leadership.


1.) 29 Jun 2016 18:56:07
Reply hazy try again
Ask again later
Better not tell you now
Cannot predict now
Concentrate and ask again.

2.) 29 Jun 2016 19:08:36
Ahhhh . the Magic Eight-Ball solution. Funny.



27 Jun 2016 23:41:22
Calgary has three really bad contracts: Dennis Wideman @ $6.0 million, Ladislave Smid @ $3.5 million and Matt Stajan @ $3.125 million a season. That's $12.625 million of cap-space being spend on two third-line defencemen and a fourth-line centre. Wideman's and Smid's contracts end after the 2017 season; Stajan after the 2018 season. With the need to re-sign Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and perhaps Joe Colborne to decent long-term contracts, that $12+ million is cap-space might be needed. The Flames currently have abound $20 million in cap-space. Not much of that will be left after signing the afore mentioned Restricted Free Agents. Thus, Calgary is a non-player in Free Agency. And I think the Flames could really use a winger like Kyle Okposo. I think he would be a great addition to the Monahan/ Gaudreau line. So Calgary needs to shed some of those bad contracts. Any reasonable suggestions?

1.) 28 Jun 2016 03:54:40
Wideman is a top 4 IMO.

2.) 28 Jun 2016 05:52:27
Perhaps on another team. But I suspect when the season starts, Calgary's top four defencemen will be Mark Giordano, TJ Brodie, Doug Hamilton and Jyrki Jokipakka.

3.) 28 Jun 2016 11:46:08
Buyout Smid and Raymond, try and trade Wideman to Tampa Bay because they need a right handed # 4 d-man (which I believe Wideman to be), you'll probably have to hild back like 1.5-2 mil in cap on him, but you'll probably get back a 2nd or maybe a conditional 1st. As for Stajan yeah he's overpayed, but he at least does his role effectively for Calgary, so I say no buyout for him just let him play 4th line centre.



17 Feb 2016 04:38:27
No rumour. Just a question.

Should the Calgary Flames trade Mark Giordano?

It came to mind during a Mike Babcock interview following the Toronto Maple Leaf - Ottawa Senator trade. To paraphrase, he said that Dion Phaneuf was ready to win now; the Leafs weren't.

The same scenario exists with the Calgary Flames and Giordano. At 31, the window of opportunity to win a Stanley Cup is closing for Giordano. The Flames are at least three to four years away from making any serious run (assuming their prospects live up to expectations) for Lord Stanley's mug.

And he is one of the league's best defencemen. His value has never been higher and certainly won't be as valuable when he becomes a UFA in 2020.

Many believe the Flames should have dealt Jarome Iginla earlier; that what they would have gotten trading a couple of years earlier would have been infinitely better than what they actually got from Pittsburgh.

If the Flames were to trade Giordano right now, it could provide the club with high-end prospect and a 1st rounder (if not more) by a contending club. One of these clubs may even be encouraged to overpay.

The downside is there will be he11 to pay in Calgary.

1.) 17 Feb 2016 13:24:15
they would get a good return for him, and with russel due a raise gios money could be better spent elsewhere.

carle drouin



2.) 17 Feb 2016 14:12:12
If trading Gio is as much to spend his money elsewhere as it is to give him a chance to win taking on Carle is not a good way to do it. That's a lot of dead money.

3.) 18 Feb 2016 01:54:26
Calgary isn't as far off as people think 3 yrs and they should be a consistent playoff team. This season would look a whole lot different if they had consistent goaltending. Frederick Anderson out of Anaheim is he guy they should get theor hands on. Whether they trade for him or try and get him in the off season he could make he difference.

4.) 18 Feb 2016 23:35:06
The Calgary Flames may not be far off from being a consistent playoff team, but I think it will take more than two or three years. I'm thinking four years minimum. And that's mainly because of the goaltending; a little to do with the developing maturity of their young forwards. Usually after four years of NHL play, a prospect can be classified as a boom or a bust.

I remember Don Murdoch of the New York Rangers. In his first two years (1978-79 and 1979-80), he tallied 38 goals and 40 assists for 78 points in 96 games. The next two seasons, his production dropped to 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points in 50 games as an Edmonton Oiler.

Now in all fairness, he was dealing with legal matters over the possession of cocaine in those last two seasons. But that is a dramatic fall-off and proves past performance isn't always an accurate vane to gauge future performance. Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau, Doug Hamilton and the likes are not locks to be great. It looks good for the club but setbacks do occur.




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13 Jun 2017 10:26:45
Really? Reasonable? Three first round picks (Bennett chosen fourth overall in 2014) and an elite offensive defencman for a 35 year-old goalies and? That suggestion is so absurd. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It saddens me to realize yours is already wasted. My advice . he11, I've got nothing more than to change your site handle. Your sense of "fair" is akin to that of Donald Trump's sense of reality.



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12 Jun 2017 11:21:13
No. Nail Yakupov is a cancer.



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12 Jun 2017 11:20:47
Terrible trade for Calgary, considering if Pittsburgh doesn't trade Marc-Andre Fluery before the expansion draft, the Penguins are going to loose Matt Murray. Fluery has a limited No-Movement clause in his contract. If the Pens can't trade Fluery before the expansion draft, Pittsburgh has to protect him. And everyone in the league knows this, including Calgary. The only person that seems to not know this is you.



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12 Jun 2017 11:14:59
Calgary isn't trading Tyler Parsons. Calgary isn't trading Jon Gillies. Both are the cornerstones for Calgary between the pipes. Especially for another centre. A grasp on reality is a valued character trait. Yours is slipping if you think this trade suggestion will happen.



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12 Jun 2017 11:10:18
Both Nail Yakupov and Emile Poirier are farm club mainstays. At least with Poirier, Calgary has grit and attitude. With Yakupov, you only get attitude.




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