FGD: Pre Battle

Pat Steinberg
September 24 2011 01:09PM

The Calgary Flames continue their preseason tonight as they open up a home and home set with the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place (6 pm, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 and www.calgaryflames.com).  Calgary opened their preseason with a win and a loss on Tuesday, taking a 5-1 split squad win at home over Vancouver before falling to the Canucks 4-3 at Rogers Arena.  Tonight opens up a stretch of four games in six nights for Calgary.

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Postgame: I Only Saw One

Pat Steinberg
September 20 2011 10:03PM

I'll leave our FlamesNation commenters to fill in the blanks on Calgary's second game of preseason opening night, as I was able to watch the Flames take a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in split squad action at the Saddledome.  In the second half, Calgary took on the Canucks at the Rogers Arena.  In both instances, Vancouver iced a very pedestrian lineup against a more veteran team; the game at the 'Dome saw that veteran squad carry the play as expected.

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FGD: Preseason 1...and 2

Pat Steinberg
September 20 2011 12:18PM

Just like last year, the Calgary Flames open their preseason with a split squad affair with the Vancouver Canucks, with games at the Saddledome and Rogers Arena (7pm, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960/8 pm, Sportsnet West).  Neither team Vancouver is sending is what you'd call stacked, however the team they're sending to Calgary certainly isn't rife with tenured NHLers.

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Training Camp Wrap: Day 2

Pat Steinberg
September 19 2011 05:17PM

The Calgary Flames completed their third day of training camp on Monday, and it ended with a pretty fun scrimmage between the two game groups for Tuesday's preseason opener.  Jarome Iginla was the focus once again, as he did not skate for the second straight day.  Jarome continues to battle back spasms, which forced him out of practice after about 15 minutes on Saturday morning.  He updated his situation today, and the feeling is things aren't overly serious.

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Training Camp Wrap: Day 1

Pat Steinberg
September 17 2011 05:07PM

Day one of training camp is in the books for the Calgary Flames, with all three groups having gone through their on ice sessions for the day.  The big news surrounded Jarome Iginla who left his Group B session early with back spasms and didn't return.  The feeling is things aren't very serious, so we'll keep an eye on that.  Other than that, the only thing that intrigued me surrounded who was playing with who.

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