Managing Expectations for Morgan Klimchuk

Ryan Pike
September 21 2015 03:00PM

We're going to be talking about expectations a lot this year, I think. Expectations can hurt or help, both on a team-wide or individual level. While the Calgary Flames will be dealing with raised expectations following their impressive 2014-15 season, they'll be doing their best to keep things as tempered as possible for one of their more promising draft picks.

While he might have been toiling around outside the spotlight for the past couple seasons - with players like Sean Monahan, Johnny Gaudreau and Sam Bennett cracking the NHL roster - keep an eye on 2013 first round pick Morgan Klimchuk as he embarks upon his first professional campaign.

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Pre-Season FGD: A Double-Dip With the Oilers (7pm MT)

Ryan Pike
September 21 2015 12:00PM

The beginning of honest-to-goodness, actual National Hockey League hockey is here!

Well, it's pre-season hockey, but it's NHL-sanctioned hockey with NHL officials with NHL rinks.

The 2015-16 pre-season begins today for the Calgary Flames, and they're kicking it off in a way that's become a bit of a tradition: a pair of split squad games with the Edmonton Oilers - one in Calgary at 7pm MT, one in Edmonton at 7pm MT.

The Calgary game is broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan and has a video webcast on the Flames site, while the Flames site will also offer a broadcast of the game in Edmonton.

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2015-16 Reasonable Expectations: Mark Giordano

September 21 2015 09:00AM

Please don't get hurt.

Please, please don't get hurt.

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Aaron Johnson Has An AHL Deal

Ryan Pike
September 20 2015 03:52PM

A bit of news broken today by our colleague Pat Steinberg, via his Twitter.

Johnson is in town on a professional try-out (PTO), but apparently he has inked a fall-back deal that will see him stick with the organization regardless.

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Flames Cut 5 Players, Camp Roster At 59

Ryan Pike
September 20 2015 02:29PM

As the club prepares for a pair of pre-season contests tomorrow, the Calgary Flames has made a handful of roster moves. None of them are particularly astounding.

The team announced that they have assigned 2015 picks Pavel Karnaukhov and Riley Bruce back to their junior teams, so they're going back to Calgary (WHL) and North Bay (OHL) respectively. They've also released Mason Marchment, Tysoni Baillie and Taylor Burke back to their junior clubs.

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