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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Breaking Down Calgary's "Pre-Season Veterans"

Ryan Pike
September 20 2015 12:00PM

Folks, the pre-season schedule kicks off tomorrow in the National Hockey League. The Calgary Flames play two simultaneous games with the Edmonton Oilers. One is at 7pm MT at the Scotiabank Saddledome in palatial Calgary. The other is also at 7pm MT, but it's at Rexall Place in Dumpsville, er, Edmonton.

One challenge for the coaching staffs of both clubs: balancing the roster rules that are in place during the pre-season. Each team has to dress eight veterans for each game, and what constitutes a veteran is strictly and specifically defined by the CBA.

Here are the players that qualify as "veterans" on the Flames this pre-season based on the letter of the law.

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Day 3 Scrimmage and Camp Open Thread

Ryan Pike
September 20 2015 08:29AM

(editor's note: Hudler's scrimmaging today and I love this photo, so it's relevant!)

It's the final day of full-scale practicing and scrimmaging at Winsport before the Calgary Flames begin the 2015-16 pre-season schedule on Monday night.

So prepare for the final preparations and the final line-up tinkerings as we prepare for tomorrow night.

Group C (McCrimmon) scrimmages with Group A (McDonald) today at 10am! Group C also practices at 9am, Group A practices at 11am, and Group B practices at noon and will get their turn at the longer (about 90 minute) off-day practice.

Here's who's scrimmaging today!

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