The Sudden Importance of Craig Conroy

Kent Wilson
September 23 2010 10:45AM

DALLAS - NOVEMBER 04:  Center Craig Conroy #24 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on November 4, 2009 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

 

A few weeks ago, word was that Daymond Langkow was nearing 100% and may be able to return to duty a lot sooner than expected. Cap problems bloomed in light of the news, but the Flames center depth wasn't in question. Fast forward to this past Wednesday morning and the situation has reverse itself: Langkow is out indefinitely, Stajan is down for the count and 'tweener Ryan Stone hasn't even skated yet. Calgary's cap problems have noticeably receded into the background, giving the stage to their sudden dearth of centermen.

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Stick-It to Prostate Cancer

Kent Wilson
September 22 2010 06:02PM

 

 

We here at the Nation were recently contacted by Paul Jenkins of Prostate Cancer Canada. He asked if we could share information on their upcoming "Stick-It to Prostate Cancer" ball hockey tournament. It's a good a organization and a good cause, so without further ado...

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Stajan Out Indefinetely

Pat Steinberg
September 22 2010 02:37PM

SUNRISE, FL - FEBRUARY 5: Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames wiats for th epuck to be dropped by linesman Rody Vaughan #73 during the game against the Florida Panthers on February 5, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Flames defeated the Panthers 2-1. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

The Calgary Flames announced today forward Matt Stajan will be out indefinetely after suffering a seperated shoulder in a preseason game in Vancouver Tuesday night.  Stajan joins Daymond Langkow on the shelf, and both players don't have a set timetable to return at this time.

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Splitsville Post-game

Kent Wilson
September 22 2010 10:53AM

Calgary Flames Steve Staios (R) tries to stop Vancouver Canucks Manny Malhotra from scoring into the open net during the third period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 21, 2010.     REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA)

Boxscore (3-2)

Boxscore (3-1)

Highlights

The Flames beat the Canucks kids/hopefuls yesterday in both games, 3-2 at home and 3-1 in Vancouver. I missed the action for both owing to some cable confusion, but the gamethread below has some on-the-fly observations for those looking for re-caps. Other thoughts and such are welcome in the comments.

Luckily, the NHL kept the stats for the games last night, so here are some items of interest:

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Preseason Games Nos. 1 and 2: Splitsville

Ryan Lambert
September 21 2010 04:51PM



Today is the first day we will see NHL players doing their jobs in a competitive format since last June, and it's been considerably longer than that since we saw anyone do it in a Flames jersey. Whether that's a good or bad thing remains to be seen, I suppose, but as far as the competition goes, well, you may want to temper your excitement.

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