September 23 2015 02:00PM
Flames fans must have stepped on some sidewalk cracks or kicked some black cats or broke some mirrors or combed Brian Burke's hair or something, because they got some seriously bad news today with the announcement of Brodie's broken hand.
Away from the Flames, well, plainly put, it's been a crappy day in the hockey world and that has absolutely nothing to do with T.J Brodie's injury. But alas, What Would You Do Wednesday is back and we're talking about possible arrangements in order to cover for Brodie's injury. Come have your say!
September 23 2015 01:00PM
And then, there was one.
Canadian Hockey League skater left at Flames camp, that is. With the junior season set to begin at the end of this week, the Flames have been returning their junior players to their teams. Pavel Karnaukhov and Andrew Mangiapane had outstanding rookie camps, but they were never going to make the big club; it made more sense from a developmental standpoint to get them back to the Hitmen and Colts than to have them play more preseason games. Their seasons officially start Friday, Sept. 25.
Rasmus Andersson - also a Colt - remains at camp, though. And he's the only surefire junior league skater to still be there.
That's kind of impressive.
September 23 2015 12:00PM
Over the course of all All-Time Team project, it's become pretty evident that the Calgary Flames have had a lot of pretty good hockey players on their rosters. In the interest of shining a light on the best and brightest in franchise history, we're counting down the best forwards, defensemen and goalies in Flames history.
Let's start with the 10 Best Forwards.
The philosophy here is simple. The All-Time Team was concerned with roles and fits. This is just about the players you'd want on your side in a single-game, winner-take all game.
Here's the five five on the list.
September 23 2015 10:11AM
There was some good news and bad news down at the Scotiabank Saddledome today.
The good news is that forward Paul Byron, recovering from injuries to his...seemingly everything (wrist surgery most recently), is now cleared for full practice. The bad news? Well...
#Flames defenceman TJ Brodie has sustained broken bone in his hand. He is week-to-week (3-6 weeks).— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 23, 2015
September 23 2015 09:00AM
Get out the red pens ladies and gentlemen. The Flames roster needs heavy editing.
The Flames have too many bodies at every single position. Almost none of them can slip through waivers unencumbered. All the guys you'd want to demote are expensive. All the guys you could demote are too good.
It's definitely a conundrum. If a wave of injuries or trades don't happen during training camp, Calgary will be facing a lot of tough decisions, with the possibility of either losing useful guys on waivers or burying a lot of money in the minors.
Here's how things look currently. Who would you cut?