Preseason Gameday Update - October 1st

Pat Steinberg
October 01 2010 01:52PM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff #34 of the Calgary Flames against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

For the first time this preseason, the Calgary Flames take on the Edmonton Oilers with both teams still unbeaten in exhibition action (7 pm, Rogers Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  It's a game that could be looked at as a dress rehearsal for both teams, with close-to opening day rosters being iced on both sides.

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October 1 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
October 01 2010 11:34AM

 

 

EDMONTON, AB - OCTOBER 3:  Sheldon Souray of the Edmonton Oilers walks to the ice before a game between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers in an NHL game on October 3, 2009 at Rexall Arena in Edmonton, Canada. The Calgary Flames defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3. (Photo by Jimmy Jeong/Getty Images)

October. It's the time of year when the evenings finally cool, the leaves turn and fall, and we can finally focus on real hockey. Or, if you live where I do, it's the first time in several months where it isn't going to rain every second damned day and I can sneak a few last rounds on the golf course before the Manitoba winter takes hold. 

Ah, but that's not important now, and there is plenty to discuss in this week's round-up. The Flames finally shed a few bodies, the neighbours have one that they'd really like to have disappear, and injuries are not just an issue in Cowtown.

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The Matt Pelech Situation

Kent Wilson
October 01 2010 09:27AM

CALGARY, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 15: Matt Pelech #56 of the Calgary Flames battles with Jean-Francois Jacques #22 of the Edmonton Oilers in the third period of the pre-season NHL game on September 15, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

 

We recently discussed the TJ Brodie issue, but there's no question that Matt Pelech is probably an even more pressing situation due to his age and waiver eligibility. Whats more, his performance in training camp has further muddied the waters.

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Peca Vs. Bouwmeester

Jonathan Willis
September 30 2010 11:04PM

Mike Peca’s critical comments regarding Jay Bouwmeester have generated quite a bit of fuss, with the Flames organization standing behind Bouwmeester, and media people standing beside Peca’s right to give his opinion.

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Training Camp Update - September 30th

Pat Steinberg
September 30 2010 02:40PM

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 20:  25th overall pick, Greg Nemisz of the Calgary Flames poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 20, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

 

A number of notes from Calgary Flames training camp on Thursday, as the team gets set for their sixth preseason game on Friday night in Edmonton.  Calgary has reassigned forward Greg Nemisz to Abbotsford of the American Hockey League, while reports suggest defenceman Staffan Kronwall has been placed on waivers.

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