September 17 2014 01:28PM
Last week we designed a survey to get a better understanding of what works on the Nation Network and what doesn't. The answers that came back were all across the spectrum - some provided great insight, others provided a good laugh, others made us want to rethink our chosen profession.
We sat down at Nation HQ this morning with a fresh glass of thinking Rye and read everyone's responses - over 1100 in total! - from bow to stern. A big thank you goes out to everyone who took the time to answer this thing. Surveys are SO annoying - we appreciate you taking time out of your life to provide us with key information to drive our redevelopment.
Our summary findings can be found after the jump.
September 17 2014 10:43AM
The Calgary Flames look to close out prospect camp on a positive note. They'll have their hands full when they return home and visit Father David Bauer Arena to tangle with the University of Calgary Dinos, arguably Canada's second-or-third-best university team.
The Dinos are preparing to begin their season, while the Flames won two of three in Penticton, including laying down a whupping on the lowly Vancouver Canucks. Now they face their latest challenge, facing the team from the university that churned out graduates who write for this site. (Go Dinos!)
I'm 80% sure the only way to watch this game is live, as I don't believe the Flames or Sportsnet are broadcasting it.
September 16 2014 09:40AM
It was the 2008 rookie tournament in Camrose when T.J. Brodie first caught my attention.
The team’s fourth-round pick that year quickly flashed his puck-handling skills and his smooth skating ability while playing mostly beside big, lumbering blueliner Matt Pelech.
He made his share of mistakes, as kids
with that kind of natural talent tend to do. He was caught too far up
the ice on occasion, and got a little cute with the puck at times
when he should have just made the safe play, flipped it off the glass
and out. But you could see the raw potential.
September 15 2014 09:02PM
The Calgary Flames entered the final game of the Young Stars Classic hoping to leave Penticton with a winning record.
Mission accomplished, as the Flames regrouped after an uneven first period and were opportunistic in the second period to stake themselves to a lead. They ultimately closed out the tournament with a 6-1 win over the host Vancouver Canucks, who ended up losing all three games at their own tournament.
September 15 2014 12:13PM
The final game of the Penticton Young Stars Classic tournament for your Calgary Flames will also be the final game of the tournament as a whole, as they face-off against the host Vancouver Canucks (6pm MT; Fan 960 and Flames.com webcast).
Hopefully there's no line brawl..
The Flames split their two games thus far, with a 6-4 win over the Jets and a 4-3 loss to the dang Oilers. The Canucks have yet to win a game at their own tournament, with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Oilers and a 5-4 overtime loss to the Jets. The Canucks are desperately going to try to get a win to save face, while the Flames would love to make up for a penalty parade that cost them their game on Saturday night.