Lance Bouma Breaks Fibula, Out Three Months

Ryan Pike
October 14 2015 10:33AM

Bad news, everyone!

Calgary Flames forward Lance Bouma is out three months with a broken fibula. The fibula is the smaller of the two major bones in the lower leg, but breaking it is a major injury. The earliest we'll see him on the ice is likely mid-January.

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Post-Game: Feeling The Blues

Ryan Pike
October 13 2015 10:17PM

The Calgary Flames played two good periods of hockey tonight.

Unfortunately, those two good periods sandwiched a pretty ugly second period, where they gave up three goals to the St. Louis Blues and responded with three shots of their own. That was the difference in a 4-3 home loss by the Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome this evening.

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Lance Bouma Leaves Game With Lower-Body Injury

Ryan Pike
October 13 2015 09:09PM

As of this writing, the Calgary Flames are in tough against the St. Louis Blues at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

But things may get worse for the local ice hockey club, as winger Lance Bouma left the game late in the second period with a lower-body injury and will not return tonight (per the team).

Media accounts of the injury vary a bit, but they all share the same basic theme: uh-oh.

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What Was Different For Flames In Vancouver?

Ryan Pike
October 13 2015 03:00PM

After Saturday's win, the immediate thought in my mind was "Where the heck was this on Wednesday night?" The Flames were, quite bluntly, much better than they were in their uninspired season-opener at the 'Dome.

But specifically, what did they do differently? Based on video and the numbers: a lot of things.

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Bullet Dodged: Flames Didn't Trade For Mike Richards

Ryan Pike
October 13 2015 01:30PM

The latest edition of Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts brought with it a bit of an interesting news item from the recent past.

While Mike Richards is currently jobless following the termination of his contract by the Los Angeles Kings (and the ensuing settlement negotiations), before he was arrested at the Canadian border and fell into this whole mess he was offered to a few teams.

Among them? The Flames.

1. Richards’ next court date is Dec. 8, so his future remains unclear. But he is an unrestricted free agent, and there is interest. He doesn’t turn 31 until February and it was his contract — not his play — that prevented other clubs from taking him. It’s believed the Kings were offering two or three prospects (Jordan Weal likely among them) to the Calgary Flames and/or Edmonton Oilers as incentive to acquire him before the arrest. Richards will have suitors should the time come.

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