September 18 2015 03:00PM
For the past month we've been profiling the best and brightest of the history of the Calgary Flames franchise. Now? It's time to see how the All-Time Greatest Flames Team fits together.
September 18 2015 12:45PM
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The 2015-16 National Hockey League season is almost upon us. The season consists of 82 games where teams compete for the ultimate prize – The Stanley Cup. Your friends at Scotiabank are offering a way for you to get closer to the game with the potential to win a Hockey Adventure of a Lifetime.
September 18 2015 11:00AM
Now that 2015's training camp has opened, we're basically into the final year of Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau's entry-level contracts. In other words: these are the final cheap games they will ever play for the Flames, and then things will get pretty pricey.
Well, when you take into account some of the deals signed by young forwards in the same general grouping and stature of Monahan and Gaudreau, you can get an idea.
September 18 2015 08:30AM
Today's the first official day of 2015-16 Calgary Flames training camp over at Winsport.
The day kicks off with a short practice for Group A (Team McDonald) at 9am, followed by Group A (McDonald) taking on Group B (Nieuwendyk) in a short scrimmage at 10. That's followed by a practice for Group B at 11 and a practice for Group C (McCrimmon) at noon. The McCrimmon practice is on Arena C, while everything else is at the Joan Snyder rink (Arena B) at Winsport. For convenience, they're right beside each other.
Who's on the two scrimmage teams, you may ask?
September 17 2015 05:33PM
On March 28, 2013, the Calgary Flames traded away Jarome Iginla, the best player in franchise history. The transaction was basically a white flag, a sign from the team's hockey operations department that the old direction was the wrong one and that the organization needed a full-scale rebuild.
Here we are, just two and a half years later, and suddenly the Flames are opening their 36th training camp in Calgary with a sense of expectation. Last season, the Flames returned to the post-season for the first time since 2009. Starting tomorrow, 64 players are vying to form the roster that not only takes the Flames back to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but maybe even go further than they did last season.
The Flames also have tons of potential wrinkles in camp:
- Three goalies!
- A bunch of veteran try-out defensemen!
- More forward depth (of depth forwards) that you can shake a stick at!
Here's what you need to know about one of the most interesting (and arguably most important) training camps in recent franchise history.