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Joonas Kemppainen A 4th Liner?

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July 1st is over and the big acquisitions are mostly done with,  but as some big trades rocked the Bruins’ organization, the work is just starting. 283 more words

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Memorial Cup champ Smith signs entry-level deal with Flames

With a brand new National Hockey League contract in hand, Hunter Smith had already begun planning his first order of business.

Finally buying his jeep from his parents. 334 more words

Calgary Flames

Grant eager to bring fine two-way play to Flames

Here’s a guy who, a couple of summers ago, spent nearly an hour reeling in a 400-pound sturgeon.

Who, immediately after turning pro in 2011, was thrust into the Binghamton Senators’ march to the Calder Cup championship. 724 more words

Calgary Flames

Flames ink goalie McDonald to entry-level deal

You’ve signed your contract. Now you need to fax it to your employers.

The problem? Nothing is open — it’s night time, it’s Canada Day. So what do you do? 373 more words

Calgary Flames

Johnson: St. Louis remains the one that got away from Flames

In the summer of 2000, he was nothing more than a 5-foot-8, 160-pound curiosity. A dinky toy on a super highway stacked bumper-to-bumper with Monster trucks. 1,065 more words

Calgary Flames

Joining the Canadiens 'an emotional day' for Zack Kassian

Zack Kassian’s first photo in a Canadiens jersey after being traded from the Vancouver Canucks was a classic.

After the Canadiens acquired the 6-foot-3, 214-pound forward on Canada Day — along with a fifth-round draft pick — in exchange for Brandon Prust, Kassian tweeted a photo of himself at his summer cottage in Ontario’s Muskoka region, wearing a too-small white Habs jersey with a too-small blue Habs golf cap, in bare feet and shorts along with his trademark toothless grin that makes him look like a character from Slap Shot. 1,367 more words

Montreal Canadiens

The Block - NHL Draft and Free Agency Review Podcast

It has been a busy week in the NHL coast to coast in North America. I will attempt to break down the wheeling and dealing, signing and drafting of NHL teams in the headlines. 57 more words

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