Latest at the Hockey Writers: a look at the Heat's roster

Ryan Pike
August 07 2012 06:41AM

 

 

Last season, the Calgary Flames went into training camp with the majority of their roster spots spoken for. But between a laundry list of injuries and some under-performance by established players, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat went to the farm for players very, very often.

All-told, the 2011-12 season saw two major things happen: 16 different players spent time with both Calgary and Abbotsford, and the Heat learned that they can compete in the AHL even while missing their best players due to call-ups and injuries. Both of these factors will play into the run-up to the 2012-13 campaign.

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Ryan Pike is a Calgary native and FlamesNation's managing editor. He's covered the Flames and the NHL since 2010. His work can also be found at The Hockey Writers and The Wrestling Observer.
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#1 suba steve
August 07 2012, 11:02AM
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Feaster and his staff need to be commended for an AHL roster that is "much deeper" then it was one year ago. An important step in returning the Flames to a more respectable position in the NHL. I'm not thrilled with all his moves, or more accurately his non-moves (Iggy/Kipper), but he seems to be building depth at the minor league level. That can do nothing but help the big club in the future.

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#2 jeremywilhelm
August 08 2012, 12:45PM
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Didn't mention anything about Barry Brust? FOR SHAME!

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