Weekend Open Thread: Two Weeks Out

Ryan Pike
August 30 2014 09:15AM

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Well, as the expected date of the beginning of rookie camp - September 11 - inches closer and closer, the Calgary Flames have continued to add older bodies, inviting defenseman Sheldon Brookbank to training camp.

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Flames Invite Sheldon Brookbank to Camp Says Report

Ryan Pike
August 29 2014 02:14PM

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Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has bemoaned the team's lack of defensive depth all summer. He's seemingly taken a step towards fixing that, via a training camp invitation.

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Flames TV & Radio Teams Set

Ryan Pike
August 29 2014 08:30AM

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After weeks and weeks of rumours and heresay, our pals at Sportsnet made things official earlier yesterday with the announcements of their television and radio broadcast teams for Calgary Flames games.

The television team will feature Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey, presumably for all regional games and the majority of national games involving the Flames. The radio team will have newcomer Derek Wills join Peter Loubardias for all regular season and pre-season contests.

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Inaugural (AHL) Flames Sked A Great Improvement

Ryan Pike
August 27 2014 01:30PM

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The American Hockey League released its schedule for the 2014-15 season today, and in a great big shocker, the schedule of the Calgary Flames' AHL farm team was greatly improved by taking all that money from the city of Abbotsford and moving closer to the rest of the league's teams.

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All Is Well: Flames Re-Sign Lance Bouma

Ryan Pike
August 27 2014 12:04PM

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The usual small bit of mid-week apprehension has slightly dissipated, as the Calgary Flames have announced the signing of forward Lance Bouma to a one-year contract.

It was the final piece of business left before the Flames begin rookie camp on September 11. No terms were immediately available beyond the one-year term. We're left to presume it's a "show-me" contract similar to that signed by Paul Byron, if only because that would make some sense.

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