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Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano is the recipient of the 2015-16 NHL Foundation Player Award, recognizing an NHL player who applies the core values of hockey -- commitment, perseverance and teamwork -- to enrich the lives of people in his community.
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,
As much as No. 5 credits the Flames for his good future, consider him self-made.
Not only a prime-time presence on the ice, he is an inspirational figure in the dressing room.
Lots to like.
Especially this weekend if you’re a rival general manager, because before Giordano cracks open a six-year deal ($6.75 million per) in 2016-17, he is unsheltered by no-trade or -movement clauses.
Surely, there have been overtures.
Treliving, if he’s doing his job, listens. (Imagine the pitches, the riches, that Giordano’s services would fetch.)
Then he politely says no, thank you.
Because – even with the spectre of Iginla’s detrimentally too-long term haunting the house – the Flames need Giordano here.
For now, anyway.
from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
To the Calgary Flames faithful, GM Brad Treliving’s elevated himself to lofty status.
On the heels of the team signing captain Mark Giordano to a contract extension — essentially capping a summer in which the club also acquired and inked rising star blueliner Dougie Hamilton among a few other impressive moves — the praise for Treliving has gone off the charts.
Words of “wizard” and “genius” were all over Twitter in the aftermath of Giordano’s extension being announced on Tuesday....
And his latest signing, inking Giordano to a six-year extension which pays an average salary of US$6.75 million, has other benefits than just keeping the team’s captain in the fold.
“I do think Mark Giordano on the open market can make more than what Mark Giordano signed for here with us,” Treliving said. “Absolutely he did a good deal for himself, but I also think he was very cognizant of his team here and making sure we give ourselves the best chance moving forward to have success.”
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have signed their captain Mark Giordano to a six-year contract.
Giordano, a native of Toronto, Ontario, has been the captain of the Calgary Flames since 2013. He has played his entire NHL career with Calgary, amassing 66 goals and 179 assists for 245 points along with 466 penalty minutes in 510 games.
Last season Giordano was named to the NHL All-Star Game and was a finalist for the NHL’s Foundation Player Award. Giordano was leading all NHL defensemen in scoring with 11 goals, 37 assists for 48 points in 61 games played before sustaining a season ending injury on February 25th.
Among the Toronto Sun's Steve Simmons' mostly Maple Leaf and/or Toronto-centric Sunday sports notes:
Mark Giordano’s season-ending injury has complicated voting for the Norris Trophy. Somehow, between Shea Weber, Drew Doughty, the alleged embellisher P.K. Subban, Ryan McDonagh, the re-emerging Erik Karlsson and Duncan Keith, it’s a tough ballot to figure out. Said a pro scout: “If I’m voting the first half of the season, I’m voting Giordano. If I’m voting the second half, I’m taking Karlsson. He’s back skating like he was before injury. But if I’m voting for the whole season, Weber is the pick. He does everything well."
The Minnesota Wild are 14 games over .500 with Devan Dubnyk in goal and nine games under .500 in games he hasn’t played. The Coyotes were two games over .500 in games Dubnyk played in Arizona and are now 31 games under .500 without him. Can you say Hart Trophy candidate — just after Carey Price?
Mike Santorelli has been a disaster in Nashville thus far: He has one assist in 14 games with the Predators. No doubt he’s regretting walking away from that multi-year offer in Toronto.
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from Randy Sportak of the Calgary Sun,
The third-period comeback wins won’t be the biggest test of the Calgary Flames and their ability to persevere through adversity.
It’ll be how they fare the final 20 games while in a playoff push without their heart-and-soul captain Mark Giordano.
The worst possible fears regarding Giordano’s injury suffered in last Wednesday’s 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils were realized when the team announced on Monday Giordano had suffered a torn biceps tendon requiring surgery, and will be out for the remainder of the season.
“He was devastated. It’s devastating for all of us,” GM Brad Treliving said Monday at the team’s hotel in Philadelphia. “The next message to the team is this is what we’ve been dealt. We respond one of two ways: You hang your head or you pick your head up and you say, ‘What’s next?’
Calgary GM Brad Treliving announces Giordano will undergo season ending surgery on a torn bicep tendon.
Recovery is 4-5 months.
You can see how the injury occurred below...
via Bob McKenzie tweets,
CGY recalls Tyler Wotherspoon from ADK amid unconfirmed speculation Mark Giordano's injury may be serious (season ending?). For the record..
CGY GM Brad Treliving, on CGY radio this morning, said Giordano is still being evaluated by medical staff, still too soon to say.
From Sportsnet's Jeff Simmons:
Calgary Flames defenceman Mark Giordano suffered an undisclosed injury in the final seconds of Wednesday’s game when he was knocked down to the ice awkwardly by New Jersey Devils forward Steve Bernier.
Giordano headed right to the dressing room after T.J. Brodie helped seal a 3-1 victory for Calgary with a shorthanded empty-net goal.
From NHL.com's Mike G. Morreale's recap:
The Flames received a scare at the end of the game when captain Mark Giordano, who scored his 48th point on an assist, appeared to sustain an injury in the final seconds after getting tangled in the stick of Devils forward Steve Bernier.
Flames coach Bob Hartley said Giordano would be re-evaluated on Thursday. The defenseman was walking and moving in the locker room at the end of the game.
One of the main topics Don Cherry and Ron MacLean discussed was the play of Mark Giordano of the Calgary Flames.
There are more topics too and in my opinion, this segment needs more time!
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that Mark Giordano has been named team captain. Giordano becomes the 19th player in franchise history to wear the captain’s C for the Flames. Curtis Glencross and Mike Cammalleri will return as assistant captains.
“Mark represents all the qualities that we set as a coaching staff and an organization,” said head coach Bob Hartley. “He is a quality man who is proud to represent the Calgary Flames both on and off the ice. We are very happy with these three men leading and setting the example for our team, and especially our young players, as we move through this crucial yet exciting period in the history of the Flames franchise.”
Zach Parise will never come closer to scoring a goal than this. What a stick swoop by Mark Giordano.
NEW YORK (February 19, 2013) – Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano has been fined $10,000, the maximum allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for slew-footing Dallas Stars forward Antoine Roussel in NHL Game No. 215 in Dallas on Sunday, February 17, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
As defined by NHL Rule 52: “Slew-footing is the act of a player using his leg or foot to knock or kick an opponent’s feet from under him, or pushes an opponent’s upper body backward with an arm or elbow, and at the same time with a forward motion of his leg, knocks or kicks the opponent’s feet from under him, causing him to fall violently to the ice.”
The incident occurred at 11:53 of the second period. Giordano was assessed a minor penalty for tripping.
As a first-time offender, the maximum Giordano could be fined was the lesser of $10,000 or one-half of his daily salary.
from Torie Peterson of the Calgary Flames website,
On Friday morning, Calgary Flames general manager Jay Feaster announced defenceman Mark Giordano will be out of the lineup indefinitely with partially ruptured tendons in his left leg.
“Gio will be out indefinitely. He will be reexamined, reevaluated and another MRI performed in about three weeks,” Feaster told the assembled media. “At that time, we will have more insight from our medical team as to a further prognosis and a time frame.”
Giordano suffered the injury on Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators. He went down to block a shot and ruptured the tendons when he went to get back up.
“I think what happened was my skate got caught in a rut on the ice and I felt a sharp pain in the back of my leg,” Giordano said. “I knew something was definitely wrong ... nothing you can do about it now except treat it.”
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
Ducks winger Bobby Ryan said he will try to skate Saturday morning and determine at that point if he can play against the San Jose Sharks after suffering a knee injury near the end of Wednesday’s victory over Calgary.
Ryan skated briefly on Friday but came off the ice at the start of practice. The winger was injured when Flames defenseman Mark Giordano stuck out his knee and clipped him in the final moments of a 4-2 win.
“It’s a small test,” said Ryan, who was limping significantly after the Calgary game. ”A little bit of a step forward. The treatment’s going well. A little tight, a little bruised. That’s about it. Try and get better for tomorrow.”
continued and you can watch the hit below…
Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today that defenseman Mark Giordano has been signed to a contract extension through the 2015-16 season.
Giordano, a native of Toronto, Ontario, is in his fourth season with the Calgary Flames who originally signed him as a free agent on July 6, 2004. In 205 career games, Giordano has 20 goals and 48 assists for 68 points and 193 penalty minutes. Mark hit career highs last season in games played (82), goals (11), assists (19) and points (30). In 10 games this season he has three assists and is third in the NHL in blocked shots with 26.
from Scott Cruickshank of the Calgary Herald,
When Scotty Bowman speaks, people tend to listen.
The gentleman is a legend — still relevant, still plugged into National Hockey League goings-on.
So when Bowman declares that Mark Giordano is the most improved defenceman — if not the most improved player — in the entire league, well, that must mean something. Peter Maher, play-by-play man for The FAN 960, passed on the tidbit to the Calgary Flames defenceman Monday afternoon.
“Wow, that’s pretty cool,” says Giordano, blushing through his beard after the team’s workout at Scotiabank Place. “He’s been around for a long time and he’s won a lot of Stanley Cups. Definitely a guy who’s one of the most respected in the league. So it’s pretty cool to hear compliments from him.
“But you know what? I just want to keep getting better.”
From the Calgary Flames:
Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter announced today the signing of defenseman Mark Giordano.
“Mark is an NHL player and we are glad to have him back,” said Sutter. “He was a good player when he left to play in Russia and has improved playing against European players on the larger ice. He is a year older and year more mature.”