September 18 2010 12:27PM
Training camp is officially underway at the Saddledome with on ice sessions starting Saturday morning. Group A skated in the early session and consisted of mostly veterans with a few prospects mixed in. The second group was the opposite with most prospects and a few vets sprinkled in.
September 17 2010 07:15PM
It's not understating it to say Flames prospect goalies Leland Irving and Matt Keetley are both entering the most important season of their young pro careers. A consistent and positive year for either or both players would obviously raise their stock within the organization. However, another campaign similar to last year will bring them to a crossroads with the only pro organization they've ever known. For both tenders, now is the time to impress.
September 15 2010 04:57PM
The Calgary Flames prospect getting the most buzz coming out of Vancouver's Young Stars tournament seems to be blueliner TJ Brodie. The 2008 fourth round draft pick has shown an impressive skill set in two games so far, and has done a nice job building on the mild buzz he garnered after a nice OHL season with the Saginaw Spirit and Barrie Colts. But with a glut of defenceman already signed by the Calgary Flames, his chances of cracking the big roster are slim. And that's a good thing as he continues to develop.
September 14 2010 01:14PM
The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers play tonight in Penticton as part of Vancouver's Young Stars Tournament. However, the Oilers will be sitting three of the highest profile players at the tournament, as Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajarvi will not play.
September 11 2010 02:03AM
As the Calgary Flames prepare for training camp, there seems to be one common theme we're hearing from the team as they've all now arrived in the city. Whether it be individuals looking to bounce back from down years or whether guys are looking at it from a team standpoint, everyone is looking at the 2010-11 campgain as a chance at redemption. That optimistic approach will be the theme around the Flames to start the season, but eventually it has to turn into results.