Dennis Wideman’s 5 year, $26.25 million deal with Flames setting market for Carle, Garrison


WIDEMAN LANDS BIG DEAL WITH FLAMES After Ryan Suter, there is a small group of top-4 defenseman set to hit the open market on July 1 and the group continues to get smaller as the Calgary Flames traded for the rights of Washington Capitals defenseman Dennis Wideman and have signed Wideman to a 5 year, $26.25 million contract. Wideman had 11 goals and 46 points last season. Wideman by the way was apart of the Capitals third pairing in their second round series against the Rangers. With a thin market for top-4 defensemen, Wideman has done Matt Carle and Jason Garrison a favor (Both are better defensemen) as expectations are Garrison’s camp had already felt offers would be in excess of $5 million per season on July 1 and it won’t be a surprise if offers pushing $6 million per season come Garrison’s way who along with Philadelphia’s Matt Carle,Read More »