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07-05-2012, 11:36 AM
The Hendog
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Originally Posted by BVicious View Post
Backlund - Feaster called him out and said he needs to be better. He publicly called him out an is now playing hard to get with that contract. Now, I know Backlund loves it in Calgary, his GF is from here and he wants to stay. This is Feaster way of getting that 'contract' year out of him. Which is why he will offer a 1 yr deal to get the most out of him.

Wideman - cheaper than Carle, tad more than Garrison. Great deal and could he already produces more than our own Dmen.

Hudler - decent signing. Term is a bit long but from what I hear, he is an amazing teammate. Feaster is staying true to changing the culture. Helm's GF is from Winnipeg and my buddy spent some time with him this week. He asked about losing Lindstrom and Hudler, and he said Hudler is a way bigger loss than a lot of Media or Fans understand. That's a positive sign.

Cervanka - cant comment but low-risk high reward.

Feaster is doing great things. Hired the right coach for this group. Hired Gelinas which is awesome. Brought the right guys so far for the culture change, an he isn't afraid to make hockey trades.

I like this guy. He is doing exactly what I had hoped.
What is your opinion on his drafting record? That and developing young players has been a huge issue with the Flames for so so long - it is a big reason for the way the team currently is (lacking young talent)

During Feaster's short term so far, I think things look amazingly better!! Weisbrod I think is the perfect Assistant GM to compliment Feaster, the scouting and development staff has increased and improved and this has already resulted in a better prospect pool with top picks like Sven looking good but also later picks like Reinhart developing into NHL players hopefully. Neither of these aspects of the Flames franchise were evident in the past so I am hoping we have finally turned a corner and can produce some home grown talent on the Flames now and in the future. Even the JANKOWSKI pick is starting to grow on me - the Flames just need to keep ensuring he develops!

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