1:05 AM EDT, Fri July 31, 2015

Flames RFAs Lance Bouma, Paul Byron, Josh Jooris file for arbitration

Five restricted free agents, three arbitration files. Probably zero problems. There are a number of steps to the restricted free agency process. First, you have to decide whether or not to qualify your restricted free agents throughout your organization, both NHL and AHL players. Then, the player has to accept the qualifying offer (which is almost always done). After which, you eitherĀ get them signed, or they file for arbitration - and then you get them signed. The Calgary Flames have already signed Mikael Backlund and Dougie Hamilton. That still leaves them with five RFAs that need new...

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