J-Bo and the CBA chatter

Posted: 07/10/2012 by bc in Uncategorized

via NHL Trade Report –

NHL Trade Rumors: Calgary Flames Continue To Receive Calls About Jay Bouwmeester

Posted: 09 Jul 2012 08:37 AM PDT

The Calgary Flames keep receiving calls about defenseman Jay Bouwmeester,according to the TheFourthPeriod.com.

Interest in Bouwmeester increased after prized free agent Ryan Suter signed with Minnesota last week. Bouwmeester, 28, has a no-trade clause, but could be tempted to waive it for a contender like the Detroit Red WingsSt. Louis Blues or Philadelphia Flyers. Each of those teams, as well as Edmonton Oilers and Carolina Hurricanes, have inquired about the veteran’s availability, the report says.

The Flames are looking for a top-six forward in return for Bouwmeester, who became expendable when Calgary landed Dennis Wideman.

J-Bo is a salary dump pure and simple. He’s got 2 years left at a cap hit $6.68m and a cash salary of $6.6m per CapGeek. Usually with a salary dump the asking price is significantly less than it would be in a hockey trade. Would Cogliano & McMillan do it?

via Ken Campbell

NEWS: Teams looking for help on defense continue to cast an eye toward Jay Bouwmeester of the Calgary Flames.

VIEW: Good luck with that, eh? Yes, Bouwmeester eats up 26 minutes a game, but when was the last time you watched him play and said to yourself, “Wow, Bouwmeester was a beast out there tonight.”

The reality is there are few players, if any, in the NHL whose talent level is more out of sync with his impact on the game than Bouwmeester. Come to think of it, Nash often gives Bouwmeester a pretty good run in that department. Kind of makes you wonder why teams were falling over themselves to get them in the 2002 draft.

A SportingNews.com editorial

for all you advanced learners out there, Jesse Spector identifies three areas of opportunity that the NHL/NHLPA would do well to negotiate in the new CBA. Player Safety is a no-brainer. Much need be done. Going Global and expansion to Europe is inevitable, as is Realignment. Still, a good read.


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