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Flames Bring Back Jokinen, Confusion & Anger Ensues

Olli Jokinen is back for another stint with the Flames; will the results be any better this time around?

Take Two: Alex Tanguay Signs 1-Year/$1.7M Deal With CGY

It's official--Alex Tanguay has returned for a second go-around with the Flames after the two parted ways at the 2008 NHL Draft, when a rift between Tanguay and then head coach Mike Keenan forced...

Free Agency Open Thread

You know the drill: Who goes where and for how much? Early on in the first day of free agency, Sergei Gonchar has signed with the Ottawa Senators (3 years/5.5M) and Martin Biron has joined the R...

A Flames Free Agency Primer: Gearing Up For July 1

NHL Free Agency is set to begin tomorrow; who would you like to see the Flames target?

Toskala Done as a Flame, Free Agent Update

Vesa Toskala will not return to back up Miikka Kiprusoff next season, Darryl Sutter announced in an interview to air on the Fan 960 at 2PM this afternoon: "Vesa made it very clear that he wanted to be a one or 1A in the league. The two toughest positions on the Calgary Flames are to play with Jarome (Iginla) and to back-up Kipper because of the expectations." It's been assumed that Abbotsford 'tender David Shantz is Toskala's heir apparent, but with news that Jose Theodore may not be back with the Caps and a number of other viable NHL back-ups available through free agency, nothing is definite. Sutter also said that he is waiting for medical clearance on Chris Higgins after the foot/ankle injury he suffered towards the end of the Flames' season before the two sides begin discussing a new deal. When asked about Nystrom, he said discussions are ongoing, but "for an offensively challenged team, we are not going to overpay for a 10-goal scorer." As for White, Sutter claims that talks are also ongoing between the two sides, and that both parties would prefer to avoid arbitration, but it is still an option.

Sutter talks White, Nystrom Negotiations

"We have his [White's] rights for one more year either through arbitration or actual negotiation. That’s something we’ll work on in the next month." "I wanted him [Nystrom] to get back from the world championships, I spoke to him on Thursday. He’s back in the U.S. We have to work at it." "We didn’t make the playoffs, so we’re going to look at different areas where we think we can upgrade or how we can upgrade, whether it’s through the free agent market or our own unrestricted guys."

Sign Rene Bourque. Now.

A look at pending free agent Rene Bourque and why the Flames need to get him under wraps sooner rather than later.

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