August 23 2014 11:45AM
We're roughly a month from the beginning of the NHL's pre-season schedule and six weeks or so before the regular season. The off-season is winding down.
This week's Weekend Open Thread poses a simple question: Based on the moves the Calgary Flames have made, are you full of dread or optimism about the upcoming season?
August 22 2014 04:18PM
It's basically late August, gang. The Calgary Hitmen began rookie camp this week. The Calgary Flames likely open training camp in three weeks. Summer's just about over, and the business of hockey chugs along towards the beginning of the season.
Here's a bunch of tidbits of information that aren't really big enough to warrant stories on their own.
August 22 2014 01:30PM
Some of you may be keeping up with the ongoing diatribes occurring in Edmonton following the news of the Oilers' hiring of Tyler Dellow as an analytics advisor to coach Dallas Eakins.
August 22 2014 08:30AM
Mark Giordano was one of the Flames very best players in the 2013-14 season, putting up a Norris caliber season despite getting little recognition for what he did this past season. Gio is unlikely to replicate what he did last season but there's little doubt he will be one of the Flames' best players in the 2014-15 season.
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August 22 2014 08:05AM
The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week's Roundup