September 23 2010 10:45AM
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.
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...
September 22 2010 02:37PM
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.
September 22 2010 10:53AM
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:
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.