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?
September 25 2011 09:08PM
For the second time in as many nights, the Calgary Flames fell in preseason action to the Edmonton Oilers. After suffering a 2-1 loss Saturday in Edmonton, the Flames were shutout by their provincial rivals 3-0 Sunday. It was a game where the Flames controlled the play at even strength, but were unable to generate offensively on a consistent basis. Combine that with two powerplay goals against, and the Flames fell to 1-3 this preseason.
September 25 2011 12:22PM
The Calgary Flames play their second game in two nights this evening when they complete a preseason home and home set with the Edmonton Oilers (6 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). The Flames fell 2-1 to the Oilers on Saturday night at Rexall Place as Taylor Hall's third period goal served to be the winner. Tonight sees a few of Calgary's bubble players get some more game action along with a good mix of vets.
September 25 2011 10:56AM
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.
September 25 2011 12:08AM
This week you can tell that The Nation Network really is starting to grow. Columnists from The Winnipeg Sun, Edmonton Journal and Vancouver Sun all weigh in during this week's episode and there is even time to laugh - er take a look at - the Calgary Flames roster in this here 2011-12 preseason.
This is NationRadio.