Midway Through

Pat Steinberg
July 28 2010 05:00PM

 

MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26: Tim Erixon of the Calgary Flames poses for a photo after he was selected #23 overall by the Flames during the first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 

 

Wednesday on ice sessions have wrapped up as Calgary Flames development camp continues at the Saddledome.  While it's tough to get an accurate read watching drills and power skating, the FlamesNation crew continues to post their observations.  I've got thoughts on Mitch Wahl, Greg Nemisz and Tim Erixon (pictured) after today's sessions.

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Development Week

Pat Steinberg
July 26 2010 12:30AM

 

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 09: Mikael Backlund #60 of the Calgary Flames warms up prior to the start of the NHL game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on February 9, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

 

Mikael Backlund headlines the list of players taking the ice starting Monday afternoon at the Saddledome, as the Calgary Flames get set for their annual development camp.  With 32 players attending, it's a chance to see exactly where the Flames feeder system is at, and what we might be able to look forward to.

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Kent Wilson Goes Primetime: Part 2

Pat Steinberg
July 23 2010 12:19AM

 

Celebrity Engulfed by Fans on Red Carpet

It was a meeting of the ages, as for the second time, FlamesNation superstar Kent Wilson joined FlamesNation...guy...Pat Steinberg on Fan 960 airwaves.  It happened at the fateful time of 1:45 pm Thursday afternoon, and the gold standard of radio was set for years to come. 

None of that is true, other than Kent joining me Thursday, but it's the second of many more radio hits to come.

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Where is the Line?

Pat Steinberg
July 21 2010 07:08PM

 

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Defenseman Ian White #3 of the Calgary Flames skates with the puck against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

 

 

According to new Flames Assistant General Manager Jay Feaster, talks are not going at a promising pace when it comes to a new contract for defenceman Ian White.  It seems more and more likely that the two sides will end up meeting on July 30th in Toronto for salary arbitration.  What that means for the Flames is yet to be determined.

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Is There a Fit?

Pat Steinberg
July 19 2010 06:13PM

CALGARY, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Pelech #56 of the Calgary Flames battles with Jean-Francois Jacques #22 of the Edmonton Oilers in the third period of the pre-season NHL game on September 15, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

Kent wrote a great piece last week analyzing Calgary's strength and depth on the blueline, asserting that decisions will need to be made ahead of opening night in October.  Well, another wrinkle was added on Sunday afternoon when the Flames announced the signing of Matt Pelech to a one year contract.  Now my question is...how does the guy fit?

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