Question 2: Are you surprised at all that the Calgary Flames were relatively quiet on free agency frenzy on July 1st?
No, because of the flurry of moves before it. The Flames did all their work prior to free agency and earned a period of inactivity.
I wasn’t surprised the Flames were quiet. Mainly due to the fact that they have been pretty busy the last week. Although I do believe that they will do more.
Not one bit. I knew Brad Treliving was done shopping once he got his two goalies and traded for Travis Hamonic. The Flames had no reason to chase big names in free agency. They’re set in goal, on the blue line and have more than enough depth on offence. Treliving’s re-constructed this roster well, and there aren’t any weak links on it.
Not really surprised as much as I was disappointed. Signing Michael Stone to the contract they did the day before free agency likely contributed heavily to their lack of moves and it was a contract I’m crazy about. I wanted them to go out and get a player to shore up their top-nine and it’s not as likely as it was before. Here’s hoping they can still bring someone in that falls through the cracks in the first couple days.
No. Treliving did much of his work prior to Jarome Iginla’s birthdate. The only player they had a shot at signing seemed to be Patrick Sharp. Sharp decided to return to the Windy City instead, his loss on that.
Yeah I’m not surprised either. With how many moves Treliving’s been making, it was somewhat obvious they weren’t going to do anything drastic.