October 19 2010 01:46PM
A busy Tuesday for the Calgary Flames as they get set for the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena (6 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960). Rene Bourque returns to the lineup as the Flames go in search of their first consecutive wins of the season, and as mentioned previously on the site, the Flames have tinkered with their blueline as well.
October 19 2010 11:36AM
I always find the Predators an interesting study. Perpetually hampered by budgetary concerns, the duo of David Poile and Barry Trotz nevertheless consistently manage to squeeze blood from a stone and keep the club competitive. They may dwell in a realm between the elite and the underclass forever, but it's probably prefereable to the never-ending rebuilds other "less fortunate" franchises in the NHL seem to endlessly engage in *cough* Atlanta *cough*.
October 19 2010 11:00AM
I promise a gameday preview of the Predators is on it's way...
For now, we'll deal with the Flames latest "huh?" roster move: plucking the Ducks Brendan Mikkelson off of waivers. Before we get into why a team with a forward roster hampered by injury and back-end stuffed to bursting with defenders would add another one to the mix, we'll take a look at the player in question...
October 19 2010 10:35AM
Lots of reports on twitter right now saying TJ Brodie has been sent down to Abbotsford. It's the right move from a number of angles, not least of which is the fact that sitting in the pressbox doesn't make sense for a 20 year-old defender just starting out his career. If the club has decided that the vets are the better bet going forward, then it makes sense for the kid to see ice time at the AHL level. It certainly isn't going to hurt him to be a big wheel in Abbotsford.
October 18 2010 02:21PM
The theme of good news continues on your Monday at FlamesNation. First we're giving away bar money, second we're talking about 14 goals in nine games, and now we're talking about the return of Rene Bourque to Flames practice this morning.