Flames Get Lucky, Avoid Tough Decisions

Ryan Pike
October 04 2015 02:00PM

Coming into this year's training camp, the thought was that the Calgary Flames would have to make three tough decisions:

  • Which of their three waiver-eligible goalies would they part with?
  • Who would get to play with Mark Giordano?
  • Which waiver-eligible forwards would be sent away?

Well, we spent much of last season talking about how damn lucky this team was. It appears that luck has continued, because there's a good chance that they'll be able to put off all three of those tough decisions until a few weeks into the season at least.

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Flames Release Ryan Wilson; Kulak Makes The Team

Ryan Pike
October 04 2015 12:35PM

Following last night's pre-season finale, the Calgary Flames made a roster move today.

They officially released defenseman Ryan Wilson from his professional try-out. As a result, it appears that rookie Brett Kulak has made the opening night roster as one of the team's six healthy defensemen.

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Report: Flames Open Contract Talks With Kris Russell

Ryan Pike
October 04 2015 10:03AM

Lost in the hustle and bustle of the last pre-season game for your Calgary Flames last night was an interesting bit of news. According to a report by Calgary Sun scribe Eric Francis (and some comments from the player's agent), the Flames have begun talks with pending unrestricted free agent Kris Russell on a new contract.

“I had very preliminary talks with Brad, and obviously, they’re big fans of Kris, and it’s home for him, so he’d like to stay,” said Roy following his visit to Calgary. “Are we going to get something done? We are hoping. We are just beginning talks.”

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Hartley Talks Goaltending, Says Very Little

Ryan Pike
October 03 2015 11:32PM

Bob Hartley's post-game press conference was pretty interesting tonight.

Not in the sense that he broke any news - Jiri Hudler's just fine, by the way - but he had a really interesting series of exchanges with Sportsnet's Roger Millions regarding the team's goaltending situation.

Quotes after the jump.

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Pre-Season Post-Game: The Final Challenge

Ryan Pike
October 03 2015 09:58PM

The good news? The pre-season is over! The bad news? The Flames ended it with an uneven 3-2 loss to the visiting Winnipeg Jets at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames finish the pre-season with a 4-4-0 record, for whatever that's worth. (Spoiler: very little.)

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