8:05 AM EDT, Thu August 21, 2014
Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

Flames avoid arbitration with Colborne, re-sign him to two-year deal

Calgary's most important RFA from this past season has a new deal. The Flames had just one restricted free agent opt for arbitration, and now that isn't an issue at all as the Flames and Joe Colborne have reached a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1.275 million. His previous contract was a one-year, $600k deal. Colborne's contract makes him the sixth highest paid forward on the Flames, just under Mikael Backlund and above Brandon Bollig. It's similar to Backlund's current deal, if a little cheaper. The former first round pick finally broke into the league last year, scoring...
Backlund and Brodie highlight upcoming Flames RFAs

Backlund and Brodie highlight upcoming Flames RFAs

The 2014-15 season is going to be a big one for many Flames prospects, and an even bigger year for two of their most important players. There are three reasons the Flames had as good a second half of the 2013-14 season they did, and their names are Mark Giordano, TJ Brodie, and Mikael Backlund. Giordano will, unfortunately, be 31 by the time next season starts, but Backlund and Brodie still have a ton of meaningful years ahead of them. Hopefully, they'll be ones when the Flames are competitive. Chart courtesy of ExtraSkater. The aforementioned three players really stick out on that...

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  • Mark Cundari

    Mark Cundari eyeing full-time job on the Calgary Flames blueline

  • Joe Colborne

    Flames re-sign restricted free agent Joe Colborne, avoiding arbitration hearing

  • Brandon Bollig

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  • Mason Raymond

    Colborne thrilled to be re-signed by Flames, looking forward to reuniting with pal Mason Raymond