FGD: Take Two

Pat Steinberg
October 10 2010 01:25PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07:  Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames is pursued by Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Los Angeles Kings in the first period at Staples Center on December 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

So, after a game that everyone wants to forget on Thursday night in Edmonton, the Calgary Flames open their home schedule tonight at the newly minted Scotiabank Saddledome.  It's the first of four meetings between the Flames and the Los Angeles Kings this season (6 pm, Rogers Sportsnet West, The FAN 960).

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Postgame: Mulligan?

Pat Steinberg
October 07 2010 10:55PM

ALBERTA, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 29: Ales Hemsky  of the Edmonton Oilers is congratulated after scoring in a shootout by teammates Ladislav Smid , Gilbert Brule  and Ryan Jones  against the Phoenix Coyotes. The oilers went on to win 4-3. on September 29, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

We'll just pretend Thursday's Calgary Flames opener was the eight preseason game.  The regular season starts on Sunday, lets go with that.  Fact is, the Flames were not the better team at Rexall Place in Edmonton, and the new look Oilers were full marks for a 4-0 win.

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FGD: Let's F'ing Go

Pat Steinberg
October 07 2010 01:40PM

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 04:  Center Craig Conroy #24 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on November 4, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

 

Let's get this thing going.  The Calgary Flames open the regular season TONIGHT in Edmonton for the first of six games between the provincial rivals.  The coronation has already begun up north, but cautious optimism seems to be the prevailing thought in Southern Alberta.

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Flames Sign Morrison

Pat Steinberg
October 04 2010 02:26PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 02: Brendan Morrison #9 of the Washington Capitals looks on against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 2, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. The Kings defeated the Capitals 2-1. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames have officially signed forward Brendan Morrison to a contract.  Numerous sources are now reporting it's a one year deal worth $725,000.  It comes after a rash of injuries which have seen Calgary centres Daymond Langkow, Matt Stajan, David Moss and Ryan Stone all sidelined.

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Preseason Gameday Update - October 3rd

Pat Steinberg
October 03 2010 01:20PM

BUFFALO - NOVEMBER 13: Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames warms up before the game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on November 13, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

With the injury woes the Flames have endured over the last few days, it was good to see both Olli Jokinen and Rene Bourque skating with the game group this morning.  Both have missed some practice sessions, but I think we can be a little more confident that both will be good to go come October 7th.  Tonight, it's the Flames and Oilers at the Saddledome to finish off both of their preseason schedules (6 pm, Rogers Sportsnet Flames, The FAN 960).

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