September 13 2014 11:24PM
The Flames and Oilers crossed paths in the first installment of this year's Battle of Alberta, pitting their top prospects against each other. The unfortunate result for the boys in red was a 4-3 setback.
And it was entirely preventable, with the culprit being the many, many power-plays their undisciplined play gave the Edmonton Oilers.
September 13 2014 05:55PM
Flames PP with a clean look
The Nations Network sent this Jets Nation writer to the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'm judging your team and bringing you the view from the Press Box.
The Flames got off to a promising, if sloppy start at the Young Stars Tournament against the Jets. The game was a high-pace, end-to-end affair with a lot of reliance on individual skill. The final two periods were authored by the Flames' forward group, for better and worse. The Jets struggled to contain the Flames' progressive cycle play, but the Jets managed to generate offence in transition where the Flames' forwards routinely struggled to close out lanes and apply effective pressure.
Inside we'll begin where we left off last year - systems stuff at the top and then a review of every player to follow. I missed the first period of this game and haven't watched it streaming yet, so anything I missed goes in the comments, please! You can see the game on YouTube here.
September 13 2014 12:38PM
After a 6-4 win over the Jets prospects on Friday night, the Calgary Flames prospects are back at it. And expect the aggression to get amped up a bit, as their game this evening is against the hated Edmonton Oilers prospects. Puck drop is 8:30pm MT and you can catch the game on Sportsnet 960 The Fan or by a webcast on the Flames site.
For the curious, the Oilers beat the Vancouver Canucks prospects 4-3 in overtime last night.
September 12 2014 08:47PM
Well, that was fun!
In the first official Calgary Flames in-game action since mid-April, the Calgary Flames' prospects gathered in Penticton, BC for the annual Young Stars Classic Tournament. They began their 2014-15 hockey season with a 6-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets' prospects.
September 12 2014 05:04PM
It’s back to work time at the Nation. Unreasonable optimism is beginning to build here in Edmonton, Brian Burke is already irate about something or other down in Calgary and in Vancouver ocean kayakers shrug indifferently at one other when the Canucks are infrequently mentioned.
We have some big things planned for the Nation Network this fall. Existing sites are being rebuilt. Sexy new looks are being designed. We have also purchased one of the largest hockey sites on all of the internets and we will be announcing all of this fun in the next couple weeks.
As part of our rebuild + relaunch plans we are doing a super annoying 4 minute survey. You know the kind that we all hate to do.