Looking at the upcoming Sam Bennett extension

christian tiberi
February 10 2017 11:00AM

The big drama of the previous offseason was how the Calgary Flames would re-sign Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau. The entire saga was dragged out over the summer, and involved a lot of nervousness, ridiculous trade rumours, a Kanye West tweet, and a surprisingly cheap deal right at the eve of the season.

This year is Sam Bennett's year, and it should go smoother. With a projected $22.5M available this upcoming offseason, there's plenty of space to get a deal done. He also doesn't have two 60-point seasons under his belt, so he should come in significantly cheaper. At best, he could come 75% off.

The Flames have a few options when it comes to Bennett, but they also have a few things that should concern them. Let's take a look.

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Watch the Game Episode 26: Feelings on the Flyers with Bob Roberts

Watch The Game Podcast
February 10 2017 09:18AM

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Sam is joined by Flyers' twitter personality Bob Roberts. They discuss the best players in the league to watch, what kind of team the Flyers are right now, how well Philadelphia's rebuild is going and much, much more.

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NHLNotebook: Arizona on the move, Dr. Omalu calls the NHL's bluff, Phaneuf and the Expansion Draft

Zach Laing
February 10 2017 07:00AM

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The NHLN Notebook is a semi-regular feature of interesting hockey content from the past few days that doesn't quite deserve its own article. 

In today's notebook, we look at Arizona possibly being on the move (again), Gary Bettman getting called out by Dr. Bennet Omalu who is the doctor that discovered CTE, and Bryan Bickell getting set to return to the NHL. Also, Dion Phaneuf may be asked to waive his no move clause to help Ottawa prospect younger defencemen come expansion draft time, and Dallas mulls over whether or not to sell at the deadline. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 10 2017 05:00AM

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Linden and Benning speak in Van, Jets have tough road ahead, looking at the Flames Cap issues, Oilers could move Davidson, Leafs continue up and down, new goalie equipment, new coaches, the NHL power rankings, lots of trade deadline speculation and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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By The Numbers: Where do the Jets skaters rank among the NHL

Garret Hohl
February 09 2017 01:00PM

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Often on By The Numbers we discuss the Winnipeg Jets player performances in relation to each other but this lacks context. Knowing which players are performing best works for looking at ice time optimal distribution, but lacks the ability to see where the Jets require assistance in order to become an above average, or even elite, team.

We will break down the skaters performances in relation to the league and see where the Jets holes exist.

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