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.
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.
September 21 2015 09:00AM
Please don't get hurt.
Please, please don't get hurt.
September 20 2015 03:52PM
A bit of news broken today by our colleague Pat Steinberg, via his Twitter.
In addition to Aaron Johnson's PTO with the #Flames, he's also signed to an AHL deal in Stockton this year.— Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) September 20, 2015
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.
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.