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Todd Cordell
Location: Barrie, ON
Joined: 02.10.2014

Mar 29 @ 11:50 AM ET
Todd Cordell: Calgary Flames among those targeting Joakim Nygard
Lahey
Edmonton Oilers
Location: del's basement chilling with S, AB
Joined: 03.07.2011

Mar 29 @ 11:58 AM ET
Still, GM Brad Treliving is not getting caught resting on his laurels. He's already exploring ways to improve his team for next season and is looking at the international free agent market as a way of doing so.


Honestly I don't know why all 31 GM's aren't doing this. There really is nothing they can do to their teams right now, so they should be out there scouting.

Whether that's Europe, Junior, AHL, NCAA it really doesn't matter.
oil90
Edmonton Oilers
Location: ON
Joined: 12.05.2010

Mar 29 @ 12:34 PM ET
He is to old to waste a 50man roster spot on. Most deligent teams go after the younger college free agents with more potential. Prob after the fox fiasco the flames are looking elsewhere.
rmull905
Calgary Flames
Joined: 02.27.2007

Mar 29 @ 1:16 PM ET
He is to old to waste a 50man roster spot on. Most deligent teams go after the younger college free agents with more potential. Prob after the fox fiasco the flames are looking elsewhere.


Is this reverse psychology? Secretly hoping the Oil go after a guy like this (because they absolutely should)?

Flames regularly sign college FA's just like everyone else, doesn't make them any more likely to make a roster than a 25-26 year old who is producing overseas... Foo for example is not looking too likely to crack this roster anytime soon.

I would sooner use a 50 man slot on a guy who might produce at the NHL level than:

- have 4 open contract slots
- spend the contract slot on plugs like Peluso, Hogstrom, Taormina etc
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Mar 29 @ 1:18 PM ET
He is to old to waste a 50man roster spot on. Most deligent teams go after the younger college free agents with more potential. Prob after the fox fiasco the flames are looking elsewhere.
- oil90


“At Nygard's age, teams only have to commit one-year on an entry-level contract so there is no risk involved. It can't hurt for the Flames to give him a look.“
tincup
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 07.21.2006

Mar 29 @ 1:26 PM ET
“At Nygard's age, teams only have to commit one-year on an entry-level contract so there is no risk involved. It can't hurt for the Flames to give him a look.“
- Clyde334


Kind of like they did with Rittich. And too bad they lost out to Chicago trying to sign Panarin.
Codes1087
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.24.2014

Mar 29 @ 1:33 PM ET
Kind of like they did with Rittich. And too bad they lost out to Chicago trying to sign Panarin.
- tincup


when you are a super deep playoff team, have spent a few picks to get a few good players to win now, these types of players are EXACTLY what the flames should be looking into IMO. If you can re-coup a prospect by getting a sought after free agent, after spending a pick or prospect on a win-now roster player, that is a good thing.
hags11
Season Ticket Holder
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 08.06.2010

Mar 29 @ 1:53 PM ET
when you are a super deep playoff team, have spent a few picks to get a few good players to win now, these types of players are EXACTLY what the flames should be looking into IMO. If you can re-coup a prospect by getting a sought after free agent, after spending a pick or prospect on a win-now roster player, that is a good thing.
- Codes1087



This!
fry
Calgary Flames
Location: Calgary, AB
Joined: 02.11.2007

Mar 29 @ 2:12 PM ET
He is to old to waste a 50man roster spot on. Most deligent teams go after the younger college free agents with more potential. Prob after the fox fiasco the flames are looking elsewhere.
- oil90


We signed a college FA last week.
TandA4Flames
Calgary Flames
Joined: 05.10.2010

Mar 29 @ 2:56 PM ET
Flames are also about to sign a KHL goaltender as well. Artyom Zagidulin 24 years old. Been in the league for a couple years already. Young guy in a pro Men’s league. 👍
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Mar 29 @ 3:16 PM ET
Still, GM Brad Treliving is not getting caught resting on his laurels. He's already exploring ways to improve his team for next season and is looking at the international free agent market as a way of doing so.


Honestly I don't know why all 31 GM's aren't doing this. There really is nothing they can do to their teams right now, so they should be out there scouting.

Whether that's Europe, Junior, AHL, NCAA it really doesn't matter.

- Lahey


All the GMs are doing this, but these types of signings very rarely amount to anything. Nygard doesn't look any better than Cervenka, and he turned into nothing.
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Mar 29 @ 4:14 PM ET
All the GMs are doing this, but these types of signings very rarely amount to anything. Nygard doesn't look any better than Cervenka, and he turned into nothing.
- Hunkulese

Thanks!
Codes1087
Vancouver Canucks
Joined: 09.24.2014

Mar 29 @ 4:37 PM ET
We signed a college FA last week.
- fry


probably best not to listen to oilers fans who comment on other teams going after free agents when they are willing to give 4.5 million dollar extensions to free agent goalies who have played 30 games.
Nucker101
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: ESKETIT
Joined: 09.26.2010

Mar 29 @ 4:37 PM ET
Thanks!
- Clyde334


Thoughts on Eklund?
Ol_Boy_Wop
Calgary Flames
Location: I Don't Like Michael Frolik
Joined: 08.24.2011

Mar 29 @ 7:20 PM ET
He is to old to waste a 50man roster spot on. Most deligent teams go after the younger college free agents with more potential. Prob after the fox fiasco the flames are looking elsewhere.
- oil90

Fox fiasco? You mean trading him for Lindholm and Hanifin? I'll take that fiasco any day.
Clyde334
Calgary Flames
Location: OG loves Nenshi!! Nenshi sucks!!, AB
Joined: 06.19.2016

Mar 29 @ 9:02 PM ET
Thoughts on Eklund?
- Nucker101

One of the most educated, brilliant, uncanny man I’ve heard of!!
Helios
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 08.11.2016

Mar 29 @ 10:28 PM ET
Fox fiasco? You mean trading him for Lindholm and Hanifin? I'll take that fiasco any day.
- Ol_Boy_Wop


Especially since he isn't signing with the Hurricanes either. Sounds like Treliving knew what he was doing and probably knew Fox wasn't going to sign with the Flames. Not exactly a fiasco.

On another note, looks like some people have been overblowing this whole Monahan thing. He has 3 points so far tonight. Guess that big injury is magically healed.
Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Mar 29 @ 10:52 PM ET
Especially since he isn't signing with the Hurricanes either. Sounds like Treliving knew what he was doing and probably knew Fox wasn't going to sign with the Flames. Not exactly a fiasco.

On another note, looks like some people have been overblowing this whole Monahan thing. He has 3 points so far tonight. Guess that big injury is magically healed.

- Helios

I dunno. I’m not convinced yet. It’s only one game out of 10 bad ones. I hope so, but I’m keeping a close eye on it.
Ol_Boy_Wop
Calgary Flames
Location: I Don't Like Michael Frolik
Joined: 08.24.2011

Mar 29 @ 11:22 PM ET
I dunno. I’m not convinced yet. It’s only one game out of 10 bad ones. I hope so, but I’m keeping a close eye on it.
- Flamin_Irishmin

I'm kind of in the same boat, but he looks like a different player tonight. He didn't look like that against the Devils when the Flames had their last big game. Tonight he's engaged physically which is something we haven't seen from him since before the break.
ScotsonFire
Calgary Flames
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 11.18.2013

Mar 29 @ 11:30 PM ET
I'm kind of in the same boat, but he looks like a different player tonight. He didn't look like that against the Devils when the Flames had their last big game. Tonight he's engaged physically which is something we haven't seen from him since before the break.
- Ol_Boy_Wop

Maybe he’s been playing through that 6 week cold/flu? Had it September through October, but I know people who didnt catch it till February.
Ol_Boy_Wop
Calgary Flames
Location: I Don't Like Michael Frolik
Joined: 08.24.2011

Mar 29 @ 11:37 PM ET
Maybe he’s been playing through that 6 week cold/flu? Had it September through October, but I know people who didnt catch it till February.
- ScotsonFire

Very well could be.
tincup
Calgary Flames
Location: AB
Joined: 07.21.2006

Mar 29 @ 11:48 PM ET
They can probably start holding guys out of the lineup...the division and conference is all but clinched. I'd like to see kylington/Stone/Prout etc.. get some games down the stretch. Quine or Lazar up front. Maybe tell Monahan to stay home for the California trip.
Flamin_Irishmin
Calgary Flames
Location: Victoria B.C., BC
Joined: 09.15.2015

Mar 29 @ 11:56 PM ET
Very well could be.
- Ol_Boy_Wop

Yes that flu was dreadfull. First hand experience there..
Hunkulese
Calgary Flames
Location: QC
Joined: 09.30.2006

Mar 30 @ 1:15 AM ET
Hey look, the Flames are the best again!
roocifer
Calgary Flames
Joined: 11.05.2014

Mar 30 @ 1:20 AM ET
He is to old to waste a 50man roster spot on. Most deligent teams go after the younger college free agents with more potential. Prob after the fox fiasco the flames are looking elsewhere.
- oil90


What are you talking about? Calgary drafted fox. Traded him when it was clear he wasn't going to sign so we didn't lose him for nothing.

Are all oilers fans this dumb??
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