October 14 2016 09:00AM
One of the few positives to exist in the first game of the regular season was the improved special teams, specifically the Calgary Flames' penalty kill. This season is significant, with hopes of the team finding success after last season's fraudulent excuse for a PK.
On Wednesday night we caught a glimpse into what Paul Jerrard was preaching throughout training camp and the preseason: an aggressive, intelligent penalty kill that is opportunistic in every sense of the word.
October 14 2016 07:00AM
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October 14 2016 05:00AM
Auston Mattew's has ridiculous first NHL game, McDavid puts on a show at Rogers Place, Jets have reason's to be excited, Flames fall flat in opener, Oilers dump Yakupov, a look at bigger goalies, all kinds of predictions for 2016-17 and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
October 13 2016 04:00PM
The Calgary Flames have begun their 2016-17 National Hockey League season and, thus, training camp is now completely over and done with.
But the Flames had many, many players at their various camps. Where have they gone? What did the Flames do with all of them? In the interest of providing the handful of Austin Carroll super-fans out there with some knowledge about where players like him have gone, here's our handy snapshot of which Flames prospects have been assigned to which teams.
October 13 2016 02:00PM
Ever since Glen Gulutzan unveiled his defensive lineup for the Flames' first game of the season, it's been quite the discussion point. Before the game was played many were questioning it, while others wanted to wait and see where it went. When the game was played, it was bemoaned. After the game, it was bemoaned further still.
It looks like it didn't take too long for the lineup to change, though. Because it's been such a key part of the start to this season, let's talk about it.