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When Jarome Iginla was asked what would happen if the Flames wanted to move him, he said this: "If...

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When Jarome Iginla was asked what would happen if the Flames wanted to move him, he said this: "If they don't want me here and they want to move in a direction or rebuild or believed they could do better, I would look at it. Absolutely." Reaction around the league: He wants to go. That and more about the Flames in Friedman's weekly feature; take it for what you will, I suppose.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/blogs/elliottefriedman/2010/04/transparency-needed-on-canucks-disallowed-goal.html

"Do I think my best times are behind me? No, I don’t. I’ve been in a lot of tough spots before, tou...

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"Do I think my best times are behind me? No, I don’t. I’ve been in a lot of tough spots before, tough stretches. This one is hard because we need it as a team." "You break it down . . . we have a great goalie, our defence is really good, our fourth line is solid, our third line we could put with anybody, our second line is playing well, our first line . . . I’m going to be around 70 points and it’s not enough. You compare it to the other top teams, there’s maybe one or two in each conference that get in producing like that. "This year we go 10 games without winning, we were in how many one-goal games? Our power-play, our top line, whatever . . . we need to do more. I’d say that was probably the biggest thing from us being higher. I accept that." -Iggy in an interview with the Flames Insider today

http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/Iginla+happy+Calgary+despite+tough+season/2770169/story.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#ixzz0kMVbaLzu

Daymond Langkow walked past reporters minus a brace on his neck. The veteran centreman is expected...

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Daymond Langkow walked past reporters minus a brace on his neck. The veteran centreman is expected to address the media on Wednesday. No word on a possible return date, but it appears he's OK. In other health news, Christopher Higgins walked past reporters Tuesday minus a boot on his injured foot. Curtis Glencross (knee) appears to still be limping, but he’s no longer on crutches.

http://communities.canada.com/calgaryherald/blogs/insideflames/default.aspx

the current deal is a terrible one for the city of Abbotsford because it's a bad bet; the city...

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the current deal is a terrible one for the city of Abbotsford because it's a bad bet; the city assumes all of the future risk while the team accrues a huge chunk of the benefits. If the Heat fail to attract fans and garner revenues, the city (meaning, the tax payers of Abbotsford, both hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike) are stuck with the bill.

I get political in my look at the the Flames taking advantage of pubic funds in Abbotsford.

The Staios deal is a mess. Whatever "intangibles" he adds to the roster are likely to fall well...

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The Staios deal is a mess. Whatever "intangibles" he adds to the roster are likely to fall well short of his relatively expensive contract. Unless he regains the sort of on-ice form he showed years ago, Staios is a bad bet to provide value for his contract and is a toxic asset - one which was happily expunged by the rather hapless organization up north. It's a move that smacks of a man either lost in the past or completely out of ideas.

My look at the Steve Staois acquisition.

Calgary Flames sign Rene Bourque to multi-year deal.

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Calgary Flames sign Rene Bourque to multi-year deal.

Jeff Marek Tweets that the Flames have signed Bourque. Details as they come in...

Dallas puts netminder Alex Auld on waivers.

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Dallas puts netminder Alex Auld on waivers.

According to Big Bad Bob. That would solve Calgary's back-up problem, hey folks?

Wahl picked up eight points, scoring two goals and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in four...

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Wahl picked up eight points, scoring two goals and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in four games over the past week, helping the Chiefs post a 4-0 record in that span.

Mitch Wahl has been on fire in the latter half of the season. He's currently 6th in WHL scoring. Look for him in my Flames Top 20 Prospects article for Hockey's Future, to be published this week.

Backlund was a beast! In his first game back since being reassigned to Abbotsford for the...

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Backlund was a beast! In his first game back since being reassigned to Abbotsford for the Olympics, the Vesteras, Sweden product pumped in his 11th and 12th goals of the season, racked up eight shots on goal and finished with a +2

The Heat report that Backlund is playing well during his return to the minors

Sources are rumbling that a deal is nearly complete that would send Atlanta's franchise player to...

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Sources are rumbling that a deal is nearly complete that would send Atlanta's franchise player to the Kings.

FTR claims that Kovalchuk may be headed to LA soon. Another hit to for the "flip Kotalik for Kovalchuk" thing.