4:14 AM EDT, Thu July 30, 2015

Paul Byron's hidden value: With or without you

WOWY stats help analyze how well certain players perform together. The NHL doesn't track them yet, which is a shame for Paul Byron: because he's really, really good at making his teammates better. Paul Byron is the last remnant from the Robyn Regehr trade, and he may very well have been the most important part. While Chris Butler had a less than stellar time as a replacement on defence - and, in fact, has experienced struggles even staying in the NHL since leaving the Flames - Byron has established himself as a major leaguer. At first glance, a few things are readily apparent about him:...

Calgary Flames, Paul Byron avoid arbitration, settle for one-year, $900K deal

The speedy little forward who gets a lot of breakaways will be back at it for another year. The Calgary Flames had three players file for arbitration. Of the three, Lance Bouma went through with it, but re-signed shortly after, and Josh Jooris avoided it entirely. That just left Paul Byron, whose arbitration date was scheduled for July 30. That will not come to pass, as the Flames have re-signed Byron to a one-year, $900K deal. He will become an unrestricted free agent after this season. Coming off of a one-year, $600K contract, the $900K figure is a substantial raise for Byron: but it's...

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