Kronwall Returns to Sweden

Pat Steinberg
October 11 2010 02:05PM

CALGARY, CANADA - OCTOBER 31: Staffan Kronwall #8 of the Calgary Flames makes his way to the ice for warm-up prior to their game against the Detroit Red Wings on October 31, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Red Wings defeated the Flames 3-1. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

 

Calgary Flames and Abbotsford Heat defenceman Staffan Kronwall has opted to end his tenure with the American Hockey League's Heat, and instead return to his home club in Sweden.  It's a decision that comes with the blessing of both teams, and is probably mutually beneficial for both sides.

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Postgame: That's Better

Pat Steinberg
October 10 2010 09:28PM

Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross (20) scores on Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier during the second period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

Well, that's a whole lot better.  After Calgary's 4-0 loss on the road in Edmonton, the Flames looked a whole lot better Sunday in their home opener, a 3-1 win over the LA Kings.  Curtis Glencross scored goal #1 on the season, shorthanded to boot, and Calgary rode a strong performance from Miikka Kiprusoff in net en route to the win.

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Game No. 2: Can we get a redo on that one?

Ryan Lambert
October 10 2010 05:33PM



Okay so that first game didn't go as well as anyone would've hoped. But that doesn't mean this second one won't be a better effort, right? RIGHT?

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FGD: Take Two

Pat Steinberg
October 10 2010 01:25PM

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07:  Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames is pursued by Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Los Angeles Kings in the first period at Staples Center on December 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

So, after a game that everyone wants to forget on Thursday night in Edmonton, the Calgary Flames open their home schedule tonight at the newly minted Scotiabank Saddledome.  It's the first of four meetings between the Flames and the Los Angeles Kings this season (6 pm, Rogers Sportsnet West, The FAN 960).

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October 10 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
October 10 2010 10:42AM

 

WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames rests during a break in the game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center on March 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

After the allegedly cataclysmic opener to the Flames' season. It seemed appropriate to actually watch a few other teams play before delving into matters around the league, if only to ascertain whether it was possible for other teams to lose a game. With that fact confirmed, we can move on. In this week's review, the Flames examine the wreckage, the Champs are off to a slow start, and the League of Nations welcomes a new member.

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