Uh-Oh, Joe... Colborne Leaves Game With Upper-Body Injury

Ryan Pike
October 01 2015 08:20PM

Some news from the game in Winnipeg, folks, and it's not good.

Calgary Flames forward Joe Colborne has left tonight's game with the Winnipeg Jets with an upper body injury.

According to the official stats, his last shift ended 6:39 into the second period. Colborne had off-season wrist surgery but was medically cleared for full participation just prior to the beginning of main training camp.

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2015-16 Zone Entry Tracking

Ryan Pike
October 01 2015 03:30PM

Last season, your pals here at FlamesNation changed up our original data collection for Calgary Flames regular season games.

We're going to make some tweaks again - in part due to logistics and in part due to availability of comparable data - so we thought we'd take advantage of the lull before the beginning of the season to share them with you.

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Pre-Season FGD: Visiting The Jets (6pm MT, TSN3 Centre Ice Feed)

Ryan Pike
October 01 2015 02:00PM

So it's come down to this: the final two pre-season contests will determine quite a few things.

There are three goalies fighting over two jobs. There are two spots up for grabs on the blueline - at least until T.J. Brodie and Ladislav Smid get healthy. And there are 14 roster spots available for forwards, with 18 players duking it out.

The Flames will be sending NHL-caliber players away - whether it be to Stockton or the waiver wire (or maybe even traded elsewhere). We begin figuring out which players are staying and going tonight when the Flames visit the Winnipeg Jets. The game gets going at 6pm MT, televised on TSN3 and on the radio on Sportsnet 960 The Fan. Last season, pre-season games on TSN3 were not blacked out, but I'm not sure what's happening tonight - so beware.

UPDATE: Probably blacked out.

UPDATE 2: You can watch TSN3's feed on the Centre Ice channels. It's 351 on Shaw. No idea what it is on Telus. Check your local listings.

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The 5 Greatest Hockey Minds In Flames History

Ryan Pike
October 01 2015 12:00PM

Countless men and women behind the scenes have helped build the Calgary Flames from a fledgling franchise in Atlanta into an organization that's won a championship and become cemented into Canada's sporting landscape.

Out of a few hundred possible choices, we boiled it down to five men who have made the largest off-ice impact. Here are the the Flames five best hockey minds ever.

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The 5 Best Flames Goalies Ever

Ryan Pike
September 30 2015 03:00PM

Goaltending is immensely important in hockey.

Good goaltending can cover up a lot, but nothing can make up for bad goaltending. In the history of the Calgary Flames, there have been a few really bad goalies and a few really good ones. Here's our list of the five net-minders that we determined to the very best in franchise history.

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