Whenever you hear reports and rumors, it is important to take them all with a grain of salt. There is a chance that its true, but it could also be completely false and something that someone made up just to gain attention.
However, this one is too good to pass up. Earlier this morning, a report came out saying that former Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton, who was drafted and played his entire, young career with the team up until this season, refused to sign a contract extension with the team because they would not sign his older brother, Freddie. Reportedly, Hamilton turned down multiple offers from the Bruins that would have paid the young defenseman roughly the same amount of money he is now getting with Calgary.
The timing of these rumors are ironic, as the Calgary Flames recently acquired the rights to Freddie Hamilton earlier this month. In 29 career NHL games with San Jose and Colorado, Freddie H. has one goal. Flames GM Brad Treliving assured the media that the move was based on a purely hockey basis.
In 9 games with his new team, Dougie has one goal, no assists, and a minus-11 rating with the 2-7-0 Flames, who own the second-worst record and second-worst goal differential in the NHL.
By Pete Packowski