Calgary has added some physicality to its young, talented forward group — per TSN, veteran winger Troy Brouwer has agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal with the Flames. The contract will pay Brouwer $4.5M annually, slightly up from the $3.66M he made on his previous deal. The 30-year-old played well last season — his first and only with the Blues — scoring 18 goals during the regular season, then really upping his value in the playoffs with eight goals in 20 games. It’s easy to see why Calgary wanted to add Brouwer to the mix. The likes of Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett and company are extremely gifted offensively, but not the toughest or largest group on earth. Brouwer, meanwhile,
(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Not every signing is earth shattering on free agent day. Still the addition of less heralded players can mean the difference between winning and losing in the post-season; even though we may not know it right now.