Preseason game No. 4: Killer Karlsson

Ryan Lambert
September 28 2010 05:58PM

So this is it. Calgary fans are finally about to get an up-close and personal look at Henrik Karlsson, potential-but-don't-count-on-it goalie of the future.

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Preseason Game No. 3: No pressure

Ryan Lambert
September 25 2010 05:49PM

Well Calgary's rolling out about a 65-percent decent roster up front and a bunch of kids (plus Mark Giordano and Cory Sarich) on the blue line, in front of Kiprusoff. That's the bad news.

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Preseason Games Nos. 1 and 2: Splitsville

Ryan Lambert
September 21 2010 04:51PM

Today is the first day we will see NHL players doing their jobs in a competitive format since last June, and it's been considerably longer than that since we saw anyone do it in a Flames jersey. Whether that's a good or bad thing remains to be seen, I suppose, but as far as the competition goes, well, you may want to temper your excitement.

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Picks or it didn't happen: Darryl at the draft

Ryan Lambert
May 06 2010 03:43PM

The other night, I was watching the Penguins and Canadiens play, and I was talking with a friend about the number of players on those teams that they've drafted.

Crosby, Malkin, Goligoski, Talbot, Letang, Staal, Orpik, Kennedy and Fleury were all taken by the Pens via the draft. For the Habs, Plekanec, both Kostitsyns, Subban, Lapierre, Halak, Maxwell, O'Byrne, and Price were all wearing bleu et blanc et rouge on draft day.

And that got me to thinking about the Calgary Flames. Upon doing some research, I quickly wished I'd never undertaken that train of thought.

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Bear with me here

Ryan Lambert
April 27 2010 04:20PM

Over the last few weeks, while the Flames have been scheduling tee times and sitting around the house watching playoff hockey, we, the lowly hockey fans and writers, have been wallowing in a series dismal of "what-if" scenarios. But here's a what-if no one has tackled yet.

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