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2010 Olympic Team

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, Joe Sakic, lecavailer, Martin Brodeur, NHL, Olympics, Ottawa Senators, Phaneuf, Roberto luongo, Scott Niedermayer, Sidney Crosby, Tampa Bay Lightning, Wayne Gretzky with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2008 by flamesfan77

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TSN and CBC have recently conducted a pole to see who should represent Canada at the 2010 winter Olympics in Men’s Ice Hockey and the results are hard to argue with.  The Calgary Flames are represented by three players; Jarome Iginla, Dion Phaneuf and Robyn Regehr.  Roberto Luongo and Martin Brodeur were the top two goaltenders while Sidney Crosby, Jasan Spezza and Dany Heatley were among the top vote getter’s on the offensive side of the team. 

Obviously with this happening two years early many things could happen but no matter who is on the team I will be excited to watch them play.

Who do you think is missing?

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Phaneuf Locked Up

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, miikka kiprusoff, NHL, Phaneuf, Phoenix Coyotes, Salary Cap, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Fresh off a two goal performance in the Calgary Flames comeback against the Phoenix Coyotes, all-star defenseman Dion Phaneuf has signed a six year contract, reportedly worth 6.5 million a year.   This locks up a solid, yet expensive starting line-up for the Calgary flames that could lead to the trade of Alex Tanguay in the near future to clear of Salary Cap room. 

The Flames will have to carefully balance the remaining budget in hopes of being Stanley Cup contenders in future seasons, but with the rise of the Salary Cap in recent years this should not be an issue. 

Sutter will  now move on to locking up Huselius and Langkow who will demand raises next year.

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Phaneuf Close to Long-Term Deal

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Anaheim Ducks, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, miikka kiprusoff, NHL, Phaneuf with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2008 by flamesfan77

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It has been reported that Dion Phaneuf and the Calgary Flames are close to signing a long-term contract extension for the All-Star defenseman.  The Flames feel it is important to lock up their star before he gets an offer sheet in the summer that they would be forced to match, or risk losing him like the Oilers did to the Ducks for Dustin Penner. 

It has been rumoured to be in the 6-7 million dollar a year range, which makes Calgary have a very expensive top 7 with Iginla, Regehr, Kiprusoff, Aucoin, Tanguay and Sarich adding up to over 30 million already.  Thankfully the NHL salary cap has been steadily going upward which will give Calgary a little flexibility in filling out its roster in the coming seasons.

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Phaneuf Destroys Rink

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, NHL, Phaneuf with tags , , , , , on January 24, 2008 by flamesfan77

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In a single game Calgary Flames All-Star defensman Dion Phaneuf managed to break not one, but two panes of glass.  The more impressive feat however was when he broke a pane form his own blueline, 160 feet away.  Most players do not do this once in their career and Phaneuf, new to the league has accomplished this feat twice in one game.  This helps add to the fear other players must face when going to block one of his cannons from the point.

This brings back memories of Al Macinnis back when he was a Flame blasting shots form the point.  With the All-Star weekend coming up we can get an idea of what kind of velocity Mr. Phaneuf is bringing from the point!

Iginla Captain of the West!

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, lecavailer, NHL, Phaneuf with tags , , , , , , on January 17, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Jarome Iginla has been named Captain of the Western Conference all-stars for the upcoming NHL all-star game.  It is the first time he has been named captain, or even been in the starting line up for that matter.  He will be joined by teammate Dion Phaneuf on defense.  The all-star game will be in Atlanta this year on January 27.  Vincent Lecavailer will captain the Eastern Conference team.  TSN Link.

Phaneuf Destroys Everything in his Way!!!

Posted in Calgary Flames, Phaneuf on January 10, 2008 by flamesfan77

Here is a video showing Mr. Phaneufs explosive abilities.