September 30 2014 11:51AM
We begin the next seven days with 40 players on the Calgary Flames active roster. By the end of, there will be just 23 and we'll be ready for the season's kick-off.
The beginning of the end of camp kicks off tonight with a return pre-season engagement between the Flames (3-2-0) and the Colorado Avalanche (0-4-1) at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The puck drops at 7pm MT on Sportsnet 960 The Fan.
September 29 2014 02:23PM
Last week's pair of games between Vancouver and Calgary were good times, as they provided a chance to see Sam Bennett against (mostly) NHL rosters and test his mettle. Additionally, the nice folks at Sportsnet televised the games, which also provided a nice chance to get a training camp edition of Scoring Chances going. (The Hockeyviille game was also televised, but there weren't any NHL reports - "real" stats reporting takes five guys and three computers, so I'm not shocked that the 900-seat arena in Sylvan Lake couldn't support it.)
Beware: Calgary iced a good roster against Vancouver's B-team at home, while Vancouver's A-listers faced Calgary's Not-Ready-For-Prime-Time-Players at Rogers Arena.
September 29 2014 12:54AM
The Calgary Flames crept into the Mile High City on Sunday night, visiting a desperate, winless Colorado Avalanche squad. After a hard-fought 60 minute effort featuring some superb netminding, the Flames flew home having steadied their pre-season record at the .500 mark (3-3-0), while the Avalanche dropped to 0-4-1 following a 2-1 win for the visitors.
September 28 2014 12:00PM
The Calgary Flames have cut down their roster significantly and now, it's back to action. And what better way to kick off the back half of their pre-season schedule than with Jarome Iginla's first game with the Avalanche against the team he represented for the better part of a decade and a half? In the pre-season, with no TV and fanfare.
The Flames (2-3-0) now boast a sub-.500 record in the pre-season, but they have gotten some nice performances. The Avalanche (0-3-1) haven't won a pre-season game yet, and seem to be icing a roster that pushes hard for one.
Game time is 6pm. No TV, but your pals at Sportsnet 960 The Fan have the call, as always.
September 27 2014 10:28AM
We're just over half-way through training camp! The Flames have 57 bodies in camp as of this writing and have to get down to 23 bodies by the October 7 at 3pm MT.
With 10 days and 4 pre-season games to go, along with a bunch of injuries, how are things looking right now? Here's a quick look as we wait for cuts, in order of how likely a player is to make the team right now.