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.

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FlamesNation prospect interview round-up

Ryan Pike
July 30 2012 12:55PM

After a scant few weeks, we've now completed our series of interviews with Calgary Flames prospects. Big thanks to the Flames staff for being so accommodating, and to the players themselves for the interviews.

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FlamesNation chats with Dustin Sylvester

Ryan Pike
July 27 2012 08:56AM

Closing out FlamesNation's lengthy prospect interview series is a guy with a familiar name to Calgary hockey fans – Dustin Sylvester.

A native of Kelowna, and older brother of Calgary Hitmen forward Cody Sylvester, Dustin racked up 252 points in 308 games with the WHL's Kootenay Ice. Undrafted and looking to play pro, he headed to Europe to suit up for EHC Freiburg of Germany's secondary league. He put up 60 points in 48 games and earned a look-see from the Flames organization in the form of a camp try-out in Abbotsford.

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A look at the Flames roster heading into August

Ryan Pike
July 25 2012 11:31AM

Image by Resolute via Wikimedia Commons

As we tumble head-long towards the month of August, there are a handful of moving parts to bear in mind as training camp gradually approaches. Here's a brief look at them, sorted by position.

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FlamesNation chats with Ryan Culkin

Ryan Pike
July 24 2012 05:29AM



Not traditionally known for drafting Europeans or Quebec players under the previous regime, the Flames' new management has diversified quite a bit. Case in point? Blueliner Ryan Culkin, taken in the fifth round of the 2012 Entry Draft from the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. He's the first defender from the Q taken by the Flames since Adam Pardy in 2004 (and the first player overall since Hugo Carpentier in 2006).

Culkin took the time to chat with another Ryan, FlamesNation's Ryan Pike, during Flames development camp this week.

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