Postgame: I Only Saw One

Pat Steinberg
September 20 2011 10:03PM

I'll leave our FlamesNation commenters to fill in the blanks on Calgary's second game of preseason opening night, as I was able to watch the Flames take a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in split squad action at the Saddledome.  In the second half, Calgary took on the Canucks at the Rogers Arena.  In both instances, Vancouver iced a very pedestrian lineup against a more veteran team; the game at the 'Dome saw that veteran squad carry the play as expected.

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FGD: Preseason 1...and 2

Pat Steinberg
September 20 2011 12:18PM

Just like last year, the Calgary Flames open their preseason with a split squad affair with the Vancouver Canucks, with games at the Saddledome and Rogers Arena (7pm, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960/8 pm, Sportsnet West).  Neither team Vancouver is sending is what you'd call stacked, however the team they're sending to Calgary certainly isn't rife with tenured NHLers.

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Training Camp Wrap: Day 2

Pat Steinberg
September 19 2011 05:17PM

The Calgary Flames completed their third day of training camp on Monday, and it ended with a pretty fun scrimmage between the two game groups for Tuesday's preseason opener.  Jarome Iginla was the focus once again, as he did not skate for the second straight day.  Jarome continues to battle back spasms, which forced him out of practice after about 15 minutes on Saturday morning.  He updated his situation today, and the feeling is things aren't overly serious.

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Flames Intrasquad Game Thoughts

Kent Wilson
September 19 2011 05:08PM

 

 

I dropped by the final training camp practice today. It turned out to be an intrasquad game which garnered some limited though interesting observations of some of the players involved.

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Player types: The no-way forward

Cam Charron
September 19 2011 02:51PM

 

Earlier, I introduced on The Nations Network a new way of looking at a player's plus/minus rating, specifically to do with on-ice shot differential, in an effort to learn more about teams and players.

This month, somewhat regularly, I will break down types of players and teams in an effort to localize player talents and figure out exactly what certain teams need. There's definitely more to a hockey player than simply being "good" or "bad" and by how much, so today I will profile the defensive forward.

(Previous: The two-way forward the defensive forward, and the offensive liability)

While players in some of the other player categories may cause one to blink an eye, I think there will be a little more consensus agreement in this section of the series dealing with the "No-Way Forward".

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