With the pre-season looming in a few weeks, the Calgary Flames are working hard behind the scenes to prepare for the next season. There are a lot of updates. From a surprising surgery to avoiding arbitration, the Flames seem to be taking care of business as swiftly as possible in anticipation of the pre-season puck drop.
According to NHL.com, Jonas Hiller has undergone minor surgery after an appendicitis scare in Switzerland while training during the off-season. It seems he should heal quickly and be back on the ice very soon. Hiller was acquired by the Calgary Flames during the off-season from the Anaheim Ducks.
What do you think, Flames fans? Will this have an effect on his play with the team this season?
Curtis Glencross is negotiating a new contract in hopes of staying with the Flames next season. As stated in this article on ProHockeyTalk by NBCSports, Glennie has been taking a pay cut to stay with the team and he is looking for more money now. Glencross is an unrestricted free agent after next season and it seems that he’s looking for a new contract with the Flames but doesn’t want to take a pay hit any longer. Right now, his contract is $10.2 million over 4 years.
I need your opinions, fans…is Curtis Glencross worth more than what the Flames are paying him right now and should the Flames try to keep him on the roster or should he be allowed to test the free-agency waters after next season?
Joe Colborne avoided arbitration with the Calgary Flames, which was dated to take place on August 1st. Instead, Colborne agreed and signed a two-year deal for $1.25 million per year as stated by the Calgary Sun. I feel that this is best for all involved and I’m happy to know Joe will be back with the Flames for the next couple seasons. He’s young and shows a lot of potential for growth. I’m expecting good things from the 6’5″ forward.
From talking to fellow Flames fans, I believe most of us are already excited to see what the new season will bring in terms of changes, rebuild, and seeing our team finally taking more steps towards being contenders in the NHL.
Go Flames Go!