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25 Steve Begin C
Height/Weight: 6-0/192 | Birthdate: 6/14/1978 | Birthplace: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada | Team: | College: | NHL Experience: 13 | Salary: $525,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0

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1/16/2014

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Steve Begin

Ex-Flames, Habs Forward Begin Retires

News: Steve Begin announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.
Analysis: Steve Begin spent the 2012-13 campaign with the Flames, whom he started his career with in 1997-98, scoring eight points in 36 games. He was forced to settle for a minor league contract this offseason and elected to retire with his prospects of returning to the NHL diminishing. Begin finishes his career with 56 goals and 52 assists over parts of 13 seasons with the Flames, Canadiens, Stars, Bruins and Predators.

8/29/2013

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Steve Begin

Begin Signs Minor League Deal

News: Steve Begin has signed a minor league deal with the Abbotsford Heat, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Steve Begin played 36 games with Calgary last season after signing a minor league deal in 2012, so there's still a chance Begin sees the NHL soon. He will bring a steady veteran presence wherever he ends up.

4/23/2013

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Steve Begin

Calgary's Begin Out Tuesday

News: Steve Begin will miss Tuesday's game with an upper-body injury, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Steve Begin has played well the latter half of the season, but has been shelved with this upper-body injury that apparently happened Wednesday. His season may be done.

4/20/2013

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Steve Begin

Calgary's Begin Misses Friday's Contest

News: Steve Begin missed Friday's contest with the Ducks due to an upper-body ailment.
Analysis: It wasn't clear when Steve Begin got hurt, as he played extremely well in Wednesday's win over the Red Wings. Consider him day-to-day for now.

4/17/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Scores Twice In Win

News: Steve Begin notched two goals in the Flames' 3-2 win over the Red Wings on Wednesday.
Analysis: Both of Steve Begin's goals came in the third period on plays where Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard misplayed the puck.

4/14/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Past Wednesday's Issue

News: Steve Begin saw 10:29 worth of ice time in Saturday's win over the Oilers, recording five hits.
Analysis: Steve Begin, who was hit in the ear with a puck this past Wednesday, did not miss any action as a result and checks in with six points and 22 PIMs in 34 games to date overall, to go along with 59 hits.

4/11/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Leaves Wednesday's Game With Injury

News: Steve Begin was hit in the ear with a puck in Wednesday's game and did not return, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Getting hit with a puck above the neck is certainly never a pleasant experience, but it didn't seem like Steve Begin would be out for too long. Consider him day-to-day for now.

4/2/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Has Three Points In Three Games

News: Steve Begin's assist in Monday's loss was his third point in three games.
Analysis: Steve Begin and Calgary's fourth line seem to be the only Flames capable of scoring as of late, which certainly doesn't bode well for them. Begin now has five points in 27 games, showing his primary role on the Flames is not scoring.

2/18/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Pots First Goal

News: Steve Begin potted his first goal of the season Sunday, helping Calgary to a 4-3 win over Dallas.
Analysis: Steve Begin provides grit, depth and experience to Calgary, but not much scoring, as this was his first point of the season. Even in his prime, Begin wasn't much of a scorer, so his fantasy value is minimal.

1/21/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Scratched Monday

News: Steve Begin will not play Monday against the Ducks, the Renaud Lavoie of RDS.ca reports.
Analysis: Apparently Steve Begin's absence is not related to the foot injury he suffered in Sunday's season opener. Begin's reportedly good to go, but coach Bob Hartley will sit him Monday.

1/19/2013

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Steve Begin

Begin Signs With Flames

News: Steve Begin has signed to a one-year, two-way $525,000 deal with the Flames.
Analysis: Steve Begin is a serviceable veteran forward, who gives the Flames some added depth up front, but his fantasy value is limited, as is his scoring upside.

1/14/2013

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Steve Begin

Flames' Begin Getting A Chance At Training Camp

News: Steve Begin is getting a shot at making the Calgary squad at its training camp, the Calgary Herald reports.
Analysis: Steve Begin hasn't played since 2010-11 after injuring his hip last season. He practiced on a fifth line Sunday, meaning he has some work to do if he's going to stay in Calgary when the season opens.

8/15/2012

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Steve Begin

Steve Begin: Signs Tryout Contract With Calgary

News: Steve Begin has signed a professional tryout contract with Calgary, the Calgary Sun reports.
Analysis: Steve Begin missed the entire 2011-12 season with a hip injury and is trying to return to his previous form. While he's not much of a scorer, with 100 points in 488 career games, the 34-year-old is willing to get his hands dirty and work on the third or fourth line. In his last full season, he racked up 14 points and 53 penalty minutes in 77 games with Boston.

9/26/2011

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Steve Begin

Begin Released By Canucks

News: Steve Begin was released by the Canucks on Sunday, Jeff Marek of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Analysis: He was struggling to get over a foot ailment this preseason and that ultimately led to the decision to let him go.

9/25/2011

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Steve Begin

Canucks' Begin (Foot, Back) Still Banged Up

News: Steve Begin, who suffered a foot injury earlier this week, was held out of Saturday's preseason game with back spasms, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: Steve Begin's constant injury problems this preseason makes it unlikely he'll earn a roster spot.

9/23/2011

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Steve Begin

Canucks' Begin Suffers Foot Injury

News: Steve Begin suffered a foot injury Tuesday, the Vancouver Province reports.
Analysis: The severity of the injury is still unknown. Steve Begin is at camp on a tryout basis. The 33-year-old veteran was already a long shot to make the team and will have an even steeper hill to climb now that he's injured.

10:04 AM

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Steve Begin

Preds Reassign Begin

News: Begin has been reassigned to AHL Milwaukee, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The fact that the Preds sent Begin back to Mil­wau­kee is a good sign that either Patric Hornq­vist (upper body) or David Leg­wand (lower body) will return to the lineup soon.

12/16/2010

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Steve Begin

Predators Recall Begin

News: The Predators recalled Begin on Thursday, Josh Cooper of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis: Begin had just four points in 21 games with AHL Milwaukee this season, so don't expect him to help your fantasy team much.

10/23/2010

Steve Begin, C, CGY

Steve Begin

Predators Assign Begin to Minor League Affiliate Milwaukee

News: Begin was assigned to AHL Milwaukee on Thursday after clearing waivers and signing a one-year, two-way deal with the Predators, the Tennessean reports.
Analysis: The veteran journeyman was not offered a contract extension by the Bruins, but the Predators have picked him up, presumably to serve as organizational depth.

10/20/2010

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Steve Begin

Preds Sign Begin

News: Begin has signed with the Predators, who are attempting to pass him through waivers, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports.
Analysis: He'll likely end up in Milwaukee (AHL) to work on his conditioning before getting a call to Nashville for a depth role later on this season.

1/30/2010

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Steve Begin

Begin returns to action Saturday

News: Bruins LW Steve Begin returned from an undisclosed injury in Saturday's shootout loss to the Kings. He missed a couple of weeks with the issue.
Analysis: With 12 points already, Begin is having a solid season by his standards, but should continue to be ignored in almost all formats.

1/28/2010

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Steve Begin

Begin practices in full Thursday

News: The Boston Globe reports that Bruins LW Steve Begin (lower body) practiced in full Thursday.
Analysis: Begin is just a low-end option in the deepest of leagues when healthy, so not too many folks will be following his progress.

1/25/2010

Steve Begin, C, CGY

Steve Begin

Sturm, Begin might skate this week

News: The Boston Globe reports that Bruins LW Marco Sturm (leg) and LW Steve Begin (undisclosed) both didn't practice Monday but might skate later this week.
Analysis: Both of these guys are low-end option in deeper leagues when healthy, although Sturm certainly has more Fantasy value than Begin. Be sure to bench them both for Fantasy Week 17 (Jan. 25-31).

1/24/2010

Steve Begin, C, CGY Begin sits again Sunday

Steve Begin

Begin sits again Sunday

News: Bruins LW Steve Begin (undisclosed) missed a fourth straight game Sunday as Boston fell to Carolina.
Analysis: Begin doesn't have a point in eight games and has scored only once since Nov. 1. He started his Boston career on a high note in October, but he has since disappointed from an offensive standpoint. He has marginal Fantasy appeal when healthy.

1/23/2010

Steve Begin, C, CGY Begin misses third straight games

Steve Begin

Begin misses third straight games

News: Bruins LW Steve Begin missed a third straight game Saturday with an undisclosed injury.
Analysis: Begin doesn't have a point in eight games and has scored only once since Nov. 1. He started his Boston career on a high note in October, but he has since disappointed from an offensive standpoint. He has marginal Fantasy appeal when healthy.