Flames cut Kenney Morrison, down to 31 players at camp

Ari Yanover
October 04 2016 01:53PM

The culling of the Flames' training camp roster continues, if only bit by bit.

The Flames made nine cuts yesterday, including sending down two blueliners, Ryan Culkin and Oliver Kylington, and releasing two others, Colby Robak and Mikhail Grigoriev, from their professional tryouts.

That left them with 11 defencemen remaining, including someone who wasn't initially on the radar quite as much, but had some decent preseason showings: Kenney Morrison.

He got an extra day up with the Flames, but now, he's been assigned to the Stockton Heat.

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Breaking Down Summer 2016: Central Division

Cam Lewis
October 04 2016 12:00PM

This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also, a special thanks to Sean Tierney who provided data visualization for the series. 

The most difficult division in hockey just got more competitive. 

The Stars, Blues, and Blackhawks took a hit in free agency, but still boast the majority of their core players that made them arguably the best three teams in the West last season. The two wild card teams, the Predators and Wild, each made major steps forward, and the Jets and Avs, the two squads who didn't make the playoffs, look like they're moving in the right direction. 

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The state of the roster spot races

Ryan Pike
October 04 2016 09:00AM

The axe fell yesterday, as the Calgary Flames cleared out a great deal of the training camp driftwood and got it down to the nitty gritty. Now there are 32 bodies in camp (and two of them are injured), so fundamentally speaking there are seven cuts left to go. (Eight, if you count Johnny Gaudreau, which we would like to.)

How are the roster spot races looking? Are we about to see a bunch of punk kids in the roster? Or are the Flames going to load up with PTO elders?

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Jonathan Willis
October 03 2016 03:00PM


We're still waiting for real hockey games, but there won't be a dull day off the ice between now and the start of the NHL regular season. Monday kicks off another week and another batch of players for the waiver wire.

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The Flames make nine more cuts

Ryan Pike
October 03 2016 12:41PM

After much speculation, the Calgary Flames made nine cuts to their main training camp roster today.

Headed to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League are goalie Jon Gillies, defensemen Ryan Culkin and Oliver Kylington, and forwards Matt Frattin, Mark Jankowski, Morgan Klimchuk and Emile Poirier. Cut outright are professional tryout blueliners Colby Robak and Mikhail Grigoriev.

After the moves, the Flames are down to 32 players on their camp roster: three goalies, 11 defenders and 18 forwards.

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