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02-16-2013, 11:14 AM
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Blair Jones

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Calgary Flames place Blair Jones on waivers.
Interesting. Leaves us with one center in Stajan. He had this stretch last year where he was doing a phenomenal job of being a pest. And then this year, that all of a sudden stopped. He did take the initiative and became pretty good at faceoffs (59.4% this year).

With another year on his contract though, I doubt he gets picked up.

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02-16-2013, 11:21 AM
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I'm shocked! I thought Blair Jones has shown some flashes of skill and energy.



Maybe there's more to come?

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02-16-2013, 11:25 AM
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Yeah, that's my guess as well. Stajan is pretty much the only real center we have. Maybe they are comfortable shifting Cervenka to center permanently?

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02-16-2013, 11:29 AM
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I wonder if this has something to do with Baerstchi or Backlund coming back. But you're right, this doesn't make sense given our lack of centre depth

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02-16-2013, 11:31 AM
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Good chance he gets claimed.

My guess is the Flames are close to signing Jason Arnott and need the roster spot/contract space.

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02-16-2013, 11:33 AM
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Good chance he gets claimed.

My guess is the Flames are close to signing Jason Arnott and need the roster spot/contract space.
Why would they sign Arnott? Didn't he fail the last physical he had with a team?

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02-16-2013, 11:34 AM
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This is surprising. I wonder what Feaster is doing...

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02-16-2013, 11:36 AM
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I don't like this move. We'll see if its a precursor to something else.

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02-16-2013, 11:38 AM
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Jones waived over Comeau.

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02-16-2013, 11:39 AM
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Is Jones on a 2 way contract? Can he play with the Heat?

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02-16-2013, 11:46 AM
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This is strange. Jones was pretty much a mainstay on the fourth line...

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02-16-2013, 11:56 AM
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Bizarre move to say the least. I thought he was playing particularly well, was killing it on face offs, and had good spark. Hopefully feaster has something in the works

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02-16-2013, 12:00 PM
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My guesses:

Backlund is coming back and Cervenka is ready to play center.

Or:

Something else is going on.

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02-16-2013, 12:04 PM
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Yes! As soon as I seem him a main stay in this line up and a must have energy guy who can win face offs, they put him on waivers

This is a start of many things folks. IMO - Iggy prolly has permitted them to trade him. An we now clearing roster spots.

That's my hope/guess

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02-16-2013, 12:13 PM
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So weird. Definitely thought he had been decent for us. Seemed improved in the dot too.

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02-16-2013, 12:14 PM
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This is pretty strange.

Jones was taking a LOT of key faceoffs, playing some tough minutes.

He was one of two(Stajan)natural NHL centers that we had.

It does make you wonder if another move is in the works

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02-16-2013, 12:17 PM
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I love how after every move, Flames fans think "something else must be in the works" and there never is... ever. Not once.

Backlund or Baertschi must be coming back. Good news.

Personally I would have waived Comeau over Jones tho.

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Yes! As soon as I seem him a main stay in this line up and a must have energy guy who can win face offs, they put him on waivers

This is a start of many things folks. IMO - Iggy prolly has permitted them to trade him. An we now clearing roster spots.

That's my hope/guess
4th liner waived, must be trading Iginla

Thats a pretty big reach.

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Hudlinator you stole my pic.

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Hudlinator you stole my pic.
I don't know what your talking about

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02-16-2013, 12:47 PM
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4th liner waived, must be trading Iginla

Thats a pretty big reach.
He won't clear, that leaves 2 open spots. Maybe Baertschi is coming back but Backlund isn't. He isn't even skating with the team. He is still at least 2-3 weeks away.

I think that if they lose Jones, which they will, the flames will start fielding offers. Once kipper is back then a goalie will go and leave 3 spots open, where we will have flexibility in trades.

Right now, even if we had a blockbuster in the works we couldn't pull it off.

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02-16-2013, 12:53 PM
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Is it really that big of a move? Questionable? Yes.. I personally thought Comeau deserves to go over Jones .. But were overeacting on this just like we did with the MacDonald pick up. We can't seriously be thinking this is related to Iginla and him getting traded.. Until we hit the end of March or early April I doubt we hear anything about Jarome's future in Calgary.

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He won't clear, that leaves 2 open spots. Maybe Baertschi is coming back but Backlund isn't. He isn't even skating with the team. He is still at least 2-3 weeks away.

I think that if they lose Jones, which they will, the flames will start fielding offers. Once kipper is back then a goalie will go and leave 3 spots open, where we will have flexibility in trades.

Right now, even if we had a blockbuster in the works we couldn't pull it off.
Irving already cleared he may clear again so I doubt waiving a goalie loses one, and again it is a huge reach to say waiving a 4th line center is leading to us trading our captain and best player.

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Blake Comeau is skating between Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross in #Flames latest combos.

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Man I wish we had a centerman to play between them. Call up street?

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