September 13 2015 04:18PM
We've received updates on injured prospects at the Young Stars Classic, and one of them is not good.
Per reports from Penticton, defenseman Ryan Culkin is out for awhile.
Culkin has a shoulder injury. Coach Huska says out 6-8 weeks. #Flames— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) September 13, 2015
September 12 2015 11:50PM
After Friday's strong opening night game against Winnipeg, there's a good chance the Calgary Flames hoped to run the table in Penticton and go undefeated at the Young Stars Classic.
Well, that won't happen now after tonight's game with the Edmonton Oilers. And a familiar script was used, albeit with the roles reversed. Following a season where the Flames kept pulling out improbable comebacks, the Oilers put up one of their own; coming back from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits to beat the Flames 6-3.
September 12 2015 09:00AM
There have been many talented hockey players to suit up for the Calgary Flames franchise since it was established in Atlanta in 1972. By my count, it's well over 500 in franchise history. Considering that several Hall of Fame players have had great years in Calgary (and Atlanta), let me lay down something that may be a controversial statement.
Kent Nilsson is the most talented player to ever wear a Flames jersey.
The Magic Man is the latest member of FlamesNation's All-Time Flames Team.
September 11 2015 07:56PM
It wasn't pretty at times, particularly in a fairly one-sided second period, but the Calgary Flames kicked off the 2015 Young Stars Classic tournament with a 3-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets prospects at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton earlier tonight.
September 11 2015 02:30PM
The last time the Calgary Flames played an organized, official game of ice hockey, it was May 10. They were improbably in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, facing off against the Pacific Division-winning powerhouse from Anaheim. Despite a scrappy effort and some timely goal-scoring, they lost 3-2 in overtime and went home, eliminated from the playoffs. Their whirlwind 2014-15 season ended.
Four months and a day later, the Calgary Flames begin a new journey, as they begin the 2015-16 hockey campaign with the annual Young Stars Classic tournament in scenic Penticton, British Columbia. Their first opponent? Another sentimental favourite that returned to the post-season in 2014-15 - the WInnipeg Jets.
The puck drops just after 5pm MT and you can catch the action streaming live from the Flames official site.