September 22 2015 09:00AM
This year we’re going to start by looking at two Pacific Division rivals before we get to the Flames, particularly two teams the Flames may well end up battling to try and secure a playoff position in addition to being old and bitter rivals.
We’ll begin with an objective review of the Canucks to see where they might land this coming season.
September 21 2015 09:48PM
It was a tale of two cities on Monday night, as the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers did battle in both cities in split squad action. What resulted was more or less what you would expect from a pair of contests with players playing high-level hockey against actual opposition for the first time in several months.
It was choppy. It was occasionally dull. But it was hockey, so it wasn't really all that bad.
In terms of results: the Flames lost both games - 4-2 in Edmonton and 3-1 in Calgary. Both games were determined by late third period goals (and an empty-netter).
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.