Jay Bouwmeester D STL Aug 09 '12

According to a team source, the Detroit Red Wings are talking with the Calgary Flames about acquiring defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.

The Wings failed in their attempt to lure Ryan Suter as a free agent and the remaining players on the open market aren't the most attractive names. Bouwmeester has been the subject of trade rumors since the Flames traded for and signed Dennis Wideman to a five-year, $26.25 million deal as it could free up some cap space. The Flyers are also searching for help on the back end, so the Wings may have to act faster than they would like to secure a trade because of the competition.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Aug 04 '12

Jay Boumeester is traveling to Ghana to support the Right To Play organization, which seeks to improve the lives of impoverished international areas through the power of sports.

The Flames defenseman will be in Ghana for a week and will participate in a variety of programs directed by the organization's volunteers. "Field visits, like Jay's, allow our Athlete Ambassadors to witness the profound impact their support has on communities around the world, while also educating them on Right To Play's programs, enabling them to become better Ambassadors for the organization," Right To Play athlete and media relations officer Ashton Lawrence said.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jul 25 '12

The Calgary Flames have new and improved options for trading Jay Bouwmeester if they wish to deal the veteran defenseman.

With the Nashville Predators deciding Tuesday to keep Shea Weber by matching the offer sheet their captain signed with the Philadelphia Flyers - 14 years and US$110 million - the market for a minute-eating blueliner couldn't be higher in the NHL. With Weber staying in Music City, U.S.A., Ryan Suter going to the Minnesota Wild via free agency and Matt Carle opting to sign with the Tampa Bay Lightning, there are a few teams in dire need of a top-pairing blueliner and even fewer candidates to be nabbed. Bouwmeester may have his critics who feel he hasn't delivered after joining the Flames with a salary worth $6.68 million per season, but even the most ardent haters have to agree the lanky Edmonton product is a top-pairing player.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jul 01 '12

The Chicago Blackhawks are said to be interested in Calgary defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.

Although Calgary GM Jay Feaster said on Thursday that he has no plans to trade the defenseman at this time, it does not preclude him from a deal later in the summer, especially if the Flames pick up a free agent or two. The Blackhawks have apparently inquired about dealing for the defenseman who has chewed up more minutes on the blueline in the last five years than any other player in the NHL. While his offensive production has fallen since going to Calgary three years ago, he still could prove to be a very good two-way defenseman if he changes teams.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jun 29 '12

Calgary Flames GM Jay Feaster stated that he has no plans at this time to trade defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.

Bouwmeester is still a monster as far as chewing up ice time as he finished third in the NHL behind only Brian Campbell and Dan Girardi, but he has not performed as an offensive stud since signing on with the Flames three seasons ago. He has scored only 12 goals in the last three seasons combined after 12, 15 and 15 in his three previous campaigns in Florida. While Feaster said that he had no plans at this time, it doesn't preclude him from dealing him later in the summer. Stay tuned.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jun 27 '12

Jay Bouwmeester could be on his way out of Calgary following the trade and signing of Dennis Wideman.

The move would make sense now according to Sportsnet's Roger Millions and we agree with him. Bouwmeester's name came up in trade rumors as the 2012 NHL Entry Draft approached, but he didn't change teams during that time.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jun 26 '12

As the Blues search for a top-four defenseman, Jay Bouwmeester could be a trade target.

The Flames defenseman had 29 points but was a minus-21 last season, the seventh one in a row he played in all 82 games. He is due $6.7 million for the next two years. The Blues also have interest in Panthers defenseman Jason Garrison.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Jun 16 '12

With the entry draft soon approaching and the Flames looking to re-tool to some extent, don't be surprised if Jay Bouwmeester is traded.

In a radio interview Flames' coach Bob Hartley left Bouwmeester's name out in a list of players he considered the team's core. For me,'' Hartley said, "looking at Jarome, Giordano, Tanguay, Glencross, Cammalleri, Kiprusoff . . . that's going to be the core of our team.'' Hmm. Keep an eye on this situation going forward.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL May 02 '12

Jay Bouwmeester has played in 717 career games without winning a single postseason contest.

Olli Jokinen holds the record for having to participate in 799 games before he finally made the playoffs. In other words, if Bouwmeester stays healthy, he might tie Jokinen's record in 2012-13.

Jay Bouwmeester D STL Apr 04 '12

Jay Bouwmeester is still searching for his first NHL playoff game.

Bouwmeester broke into the NHL in 2002-03 and in all that time, he has never played for a playoff squad. That's 715 games and counting. That's an awfully rare feat for an NHL regular, considering that most teams don't go nearly that long without making the playoffs. Bouwmeester spent six seasons in Florida before opting to sign a five-year/$33.4 million deal with the Calgary Flames. At the time, Calgary looked like the stronger franchise, but as luck would have it, the Flames will miss the playoffs for a third straight season. Meanwhile, the Florida Panthers will finally break their postseason drought this season.