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Kiprusoff Will Sign Extension With Flames

From TSN,

The Calgary Flames have called a news conference tonight and sources tell TSN it is to announce a long-term contract extension for Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff.

Sources add that the deal is worth approximately $35 million for six years, or an average annual cap hit for the Flames of about $5.8 million per year beyond this season.

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  Tags: calgary+flames, goalies, miikka+kiprusoff

Flames Have Issues With Ref

from the Calgary Sun,

The stats will show Jose Theodore stole a victory from the Calgary Flames.

The feelings in the club’s dressing room are the real thief was referee Mick McGeough.

A 3-2 overtime loss to the Flames is how last night’s clash with the Colorado Avalanche will go in the books, but the hosts can’t be blamed for feeling ripped off because of McGeough’s early whistle in the middle portion of the third period.

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“Iggy’s” Fast Start

from the Calgary Sun,

...Heading into tonight’s contest against the Colorado Avalanche with six goals and 16 points in 10 games—his best career start to a season—Iginla is the toast of the town.

“You’re trying to improve at the start of the year, knowing from you heckling me that it’s not always happened,” he said yesterday with a laugh. “So you try to improve and do things differently.”

It’s something of a misnomer that Iginla is known as a slow starter. He’s collected at least seven points to start each of the last seven seasons, and reached double digits four times in that spell.

read on

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  Tags: calgary+flames, jarome+iginla

Langkow Lets His Game Talk For Him

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

...“He’s non-vocal,” said Keenan, the Calgary Flames’ first-year coach. “I don’t know who’s said more words yet, Kiprusoff or Langkow.”

Since Miikka (Kiprusoff, the Flames’ No. 1 goalie) is to the art of conversation what Marcel Marceau is to the world of mime, it gives you a pretty good idea of how hard it is to pry a word or two out of Langkow, on any topic, even the good ones.

Such as: How is it that after 10 NHL games, he has scored eight goals and 14 points, which leaves him in the top 10, ahead of such luminaries as Jason Spezza, Joe Thornton or Dany Heatley?

read on

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  Tags: calgary+flames, daymond+langkow

Fans Leave The Saddledome Happy

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Everyone was on their feet to salute the 5-3 comeback win.

Parade plans are sure to follow.

If there’s one thing these Flames have demonstrated this year, it’s resiliency.

If there’s one thing they’ve proven, it’s that no lead is safe against them. Even against the league’s top team.

read on

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Roenick Wave Irks Keenan

from the Calgary Sun,

Keenan thought a linesman’s whistle while the game was still scoreless in the first period could just as easily have been the difference.

Robyn Regehr had just smashed Jeremy Roenick into the boards and left him frozen and dazed but still standing, as Jarome Iginla was sprung on a breakaway the other way. But the man in stripes adamantly blew his whistle.

“That could have been a turning point more than the shorthanded goal,” said Keenan, who was even more flustered Roenick waved to fans on his way to the bench. “I didn’t appreciate that he gestured to the crowd when he was supposed to be the injured player.”

more on the Flames…

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  Tags: calgary+flames, jeremy+roenick, mike+keenan, san+jose+sharks

Owen Nolan to Play 1000th NHL Game Monday Night

From the Calgary Flames,

Calgary Flames forward Owen Nolan will play in his 1000th regular season NHL game, making him the 220th NHL player to reach this prestigious milestone.

Nolan signed as a free agent this past summer with the Calgary Flames, and is one of the alternate captains for the club. He will be the third player to play his 1000th game as a Calgary Flame, joining Craig Berube and Martin Gelinas.

Nolan has played on six NHL clubs during his fifteen-year NHL career: Quebec, Colorado, San Jose, Toronto, Phoenix, and Calgary.

For more on Nolan’s career, you can check out his player page on the Calgary Flames website, or read his wiki.

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MacTavish Says Times Have Changed

From George Johnson at the Calgary Herald,

“Everything has changed so dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years in regards to handling players. I don’t know about Mike, but I’ve had zero success trying to make players do things. It just doesn’t work.

“You have to explain things to them now. You have to make them think what you’re trying to get across is their idea. The dictatorial days are over.

“I don’t think. There’s so much more pressure on players than before.’’ He gestured around him, to a small army of scribblers, cameras and microphones milling around.  Used to be, there were half a dozen of you guys here on game day. Now there’s 20. Or more. There are appearances, community commitments.

“So much more of their time is taken away by the game. So if they show up at the rink and you suffocate them, there’s a danger of sucking the life right out of them.’‘

more…

*MacTavish coached his 500th Oilers’ game Saturday night and shares some memories of opposing coach Mike Keenan and the Battle of Alberta)

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  Tags: craig+mactavish, edmonton+oilers, mike+keenan

Flames Talking Contract Extension With Kiprusoff

from the Calgary Herald,

While GM Darryl Sutter was critical of the recent play of his goalie on Wednesday, the Flames still see him as a linchpin in the lineup. And despite the jibes of Sutter and coach Mike Keenan about a slow start, Kiprusoff continues to be bullish on Calgary. (It’s just one Kumbaya short of a love-in.)

As for anything imminent to announce from said discussions, however . . . do not hold your breath. Kiprusoff remains firm about being paid like the top goalie in the NHL—that would be in the $6.75-million US range being enjoyed by Roberto Luongo in Vancouver. And he’s looking for recognition that he’s equally as important to the Flames as is captain Jarome Iginla. He of the five-year, $7-million-per-year payday.

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  Tags: calgary+flames, goalies, miikka+kiprusoff

Tanguay Plans On Staying In Calgary

from the Calgary Sun,

Tanguay yesterday found himself having to discuss a report on the French-language station RDS that said the Flames might be considering a deal with the Montreal Canadiens that would bring Alexei Kovalev to the Stampede City. Kovalev won a Stanley Cup with Keenan in New York.

Tanguay said he had no intentions on following it.

“I’m not planning on wasting any time on that at all,” he said. “I’m here with the Flames, and I think when they brought me here they wanted me to help the team, and as far as I know, it’s still the plan.”

more, plus Spector covers this in greater detail and has some more signing and trade talk too…

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  Tags: alex+tanguay, calgary+flames, montreal+canadiens

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