Black Box: Special Teams

Robert Vollman
September 26 2011 05:01PM

 

 

Every Monday we'll be producing a statistical summary of the Flames, starting with an OZQoC chart to describe each player's role and put their stats into context, followed by their even-strength data, and finally the piece being described today - their performance on the special teams.

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Flames Cut 14 Including Baertschi, Brodie

Kent Wilson
September 26 2011 01:32PM

 

 

Unlike the first round of cuts, this one features some of the guys many in Flamesland expected to press for a spot on the big club. It looks like the organization is getting serious about the last few pre-season games and making room for the rest of vets to come in and get some reps in before the real stuff begins.

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2011-2012 Abbotsford Heat Preview

Cam Tucker
September 26 2011 11:45AM

 

 

It was hard to tell from the first day of Abbotsford Heat training camp on Friday, but this year’s team should be an improvement from the one that failed to make the Calder Cup playoffs in April.

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MORE IMPORTANT THAN STANLEY: PARENTHOOD

Jason Gregor
September 26 2011 09:51AM

 

 
Most Canadians at some point in their lives have dreamt about being in the NHL. Whether it was through your own eyes, the eyes of a parent as you took your child to a 6 a.m. practice, or even as your infant sits on your lap while you watch Hockey Night in Canada, most of us have fantasized about being directly involved in the NHL.

Often we watch those who have accomplished the near-impossible dream and wish we had their life - millions of dollars, millions of fans and seemingly no real-life issues.
 
However, no amount of money and fame can protect you from the harsh realities of life.

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STOKING THE FIRE - September 26

Vintage Flame
September 26 2011 09:01AM

 

 

 

(Vintage Flame debuts a new, weekly link column which takes a look at interesting material across Flameland, from blog posts to MSM articles)

As the Flames approach the half way point of the pre-season, many fans are asking many questions about the team's performance or what the team will look like. But the question that is on the forefront of everyone's mind is "how is the Captain?" Jarome Iginla has not been on the ice since leaving early only 20 minutes into the team's first training camp practice. Should we be worried?

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