October 04 2011 10:01AM
The Flames depth at center has gone from crowded to thin this this pre-season. With Brendan Morrison already on the shelf, Mikael Backlund will join him on IR after a slash in practice has left him with a broken finger that requires surgery.
October 04 2011 08:32AM
Pre-season has come to an end for the Calgary Flames. With quite a few of the veterans nursing the odd injury here and there, it gave the rookies some good playing time and the coaching staff a good look at who might be ready for the NHL and who still needed... a little work. After two weeks of routine cuts the Flames announced on Friday that Lance Bouma and Paul Byron would be assigned to Abbotsford, leaving Jordan Henry, Derek Smith and pre-season standout Roman Horak still with the parent club. An interesting end to training camp because despite a 3-3 record for the Flames, a lot of fans are rejoicing in the news out of New York, where the Rangers demoted Tim Erixon... Oh yeah! THAT guy!
October 03 2011 10:14AM
Every week this season we'll be providing a statistical update on the Flames, broken up into four sections. First, an OZQoC chart to clarify the roles each player has been assigned, then the team's success with them on the ice at even-strength, followed by special teams, and finally a look at the goaltending.
October 02 2011 07:09PM
Our series of division previews continues with a look at the Avalanche.
October 02 2011 02:19PM
Due to the high volume of requests, for the first time ever the Nation Network will launch a hockey pool open to all of our faithful readers! Details are after the jump.