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Flames re-sign Brodie — two years, $4.25 million

Jul 31, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

T.J. Brodie AP

Calgary GM Jay Feaster is taking care of one of their promising young defensemen.

The Flames announced they’ve re-signed restricted free agent T.J. Brodie to a two-year, $4.25 million deal. That works out to a $2.125 million cap hit over that time.

Last season, Brodie emerged as one of Calgary’s more trusted blue liners playing an average of over 20 minutes per game. Eerily enough, he equaled his offensive output from the previous year last season in seven fewer games with two goals and 12 assists.

At age 23 he’s easily the Flames’ youngest defenseman and they’re more than happy to see him improve his game. That alone may not be enough to stop some from questioning why he got such a juicy raise ($1.2 to nearly $2 million) coming off his entry-level deal.

  1. withseidelinn - Jul 31, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    If this guy is worth $2.125, what is Franson worth? North of $4m??

  2. atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 31, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Not sure what the salary floor is but once Kiprusoff officially retires and his $5 million comes off the books I believe the Flames would have been very close to it, and with all of their remaining positions being taken by young guys on entry level contracts and with the Flames likely to try and move Wideman and Cammalerri at the deadline for picks,they may have been making a preemptive strike to get to that floor.

    Also since Calgary is pretty far off the radar right now most people probably don’t realize that Brodie is a good young defenseman who’s continually getting better, in a bigger market he’d probably be getting a lot of press.

  3. blackheart78 - Jul 31, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Great. Now the Flames can remake this classic!

  4. nananatman - Jul 31, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    It doesn’t surprise me at all when Feaster does something stupid, cough, cough, Cammalari is here why?

    • atwatercrushesokoye - Jul 31, 2013 at 11:32 PM

      Because no one would offer any value for him, and buying him out in the last year of his contract, especially when it would knock them below the salary floor (he and Kipper add $12 million to the cap and the Flames are down to $45 million with both subtracted) makes little sense.

      If you mean big picture why did they trade for him? They desperately wanted to get rid of Bourque, and the owners were delusional and thought they could win with him. The good thing is they got Karri Ramo from that trade, I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do.

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