Handicapping The Remaining Cuts

Ryan Pike
October 03 2014 10:28AM

We're still less than 24 hours removed from the Johnny Gaudreau Show, but the business of training camp will soon need to be formally addressed amidst all the swooning. I enclosed a video of his three assists last night above, because wowzers, that's why.

But the Flames NHL roster sits at 33 bodies and the club is required to get it down to 23 by 3pm MT on Tuesday.

Here's how they could (or should) do it.

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Nation World HQ
October 03 2014 05:30AM

Regular season is just around the corner, player previews, player cuts, fake signing's, cool gifts for fans and more in this week's Roundup.

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Post-Game: Gaudreau, Jooris 86 The Jets

Ryan Pike
October 02 2014 10:35PM

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The Calgary Flames went into the last home pre-season game hoping for some decisions to become clearer.

They went into the third period of the game hoping for some signs of life from their veterans or their kids after a lackluster second period.

They left the contest with potentially even less clarity in their final cuts than they had hoped to find. The Flames dominated the third period and beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-2.

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FGD: Meet the Jets (7pm MT, no TV)

Ryan Pike
October 02 2014 11:39AM

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The home side of the Calgary Flames pre-season schedule will be completed this evening, as the Flames host the Winnipeg Jets at the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome.

And if you remembered the pre-season Golden Rule when buying your tickets for the exhibition schedule - go as late in the schedule as possible - you'll be seeing a mostly NHL-ready Flames line-up facing a similarly stacked Jets squad.

In short: it's the closest we'll get to NHL action before October 8. No TV, but the Flames site might have a stream. Maybe.

UPDATE: The Flames site and the Sportsnet site are streaming the game! But only for those who live in the "Flames broadcast region."

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Five things: Getting closer

Ryan Lambert
October 02 2014 09:52AM

1. Raphael Diaz's impending contract

As I write this on late Wednesday afternoon, Nolan Yonkman and Sheldon Brookbank have been released from their tryouts with the Flames. Makes sense to me. They're the latest in a string of veterans league-wide who were on such deals and have since received their walking papers. "Thanks for playing in those exhibition games so we met the NHL veteran minimums, now go on ahead and have a good career, somewhere else, please and thanks.

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