PGD: Do Over

Pat Steinberg
September 12 2011 12:16PM

After falling 6-1 to the San Jose Sharks Sunday night, Flames prospects are back on the ice tonight in Penticton for a game against the host Vancouver Canucks (5 pm, Sportsnet).  Both teams lost their openers at the Young Stars Tournament, with the Canucks falling 7-2 to the Oilers in the late game on Sunday.  It's an opportunity for a number of Flames to bounce back, most notably goaltender Joni Ortio, who will get the start once again.

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Postgame: Well, that's familiar

Pat Steinberg
September 11 2011 08:33PM

Tell me if you've heard this before: The Calgary Flames control the balance of the play for the majority of a hockey game, do some good things down low possession wise, and yet come away without a victory.  That was very much the same for Flames prospects on Sunday night in Penticton, falling 6-1 at the hands of San Jose to open the 2011 Young Stars Tournament.

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PGD: Flames and San Jose

Pat Steinberg
September 11 2011 01:22PM

It's our Young Stars version of FGD in Penticton, as it's Flames Prospects Game Day tonight when Calgary's top young players hook up with those of the San Jose Sharks.  The game can be seen live on www.calgaryflames.com and we'll have a full recap following the matchup.  It's a pretty veteran looking Flames squad as they take part in the first game of the tournament.

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Young Stars Tournament Preview

Pat Steinberg
September 10 2011 11:42PM

FlamesNation is in Penticton for the second annual Young Stars Tournament involving prospects from the Flames, Oilers, Sharks, Jets and the host Canucks.  Last year was the coming out party for T.J. Brodie, a party that carried over to main camp and culminated with the defenceman starting the season with the big team.  Who will stand out this year?  We'll find out starting Sunday night.

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The Rise of Gio Part 3: What's Next?

Pat Steinberg
September 10 2011 10:42PM

In the final installment of our series, it's all about the future.  Mark Giordano has seen a remarkable rise to prominence in a very short period of time, starting with his fairly humble beginnings as an unsigned free agent through his time in Russia and now being one of the most important players on the Calgary Flames heading into the coming season.  Giordano enters this campaign in the largest role he's ever played, and judging from how he's met challenges in the past, the future looks to remain very, very bright.

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