October 07 2010 12:00PM
(I find this pic hilarious for some reason)
Gametime: 8:00 pm MST
Where: Rexall Place
TV: CBC (HD)
Seeing as the Oil are the Flames first opponent of the year, I decided to collapse the pre-game thread and Oilers preview into one article.
October 07 2010 09:54AM
Welcome to the start of the 2010-2011 season! Today, Flamesnation presents a roundtable discussion featuring our own Robert Cleave and Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert. I asked the questions and the boys answered them. Feel free to append your own thoughts in the comments...
October 06 2010 08:24AM
Flames Nation continues its preview of the other teams in the Northwest Division with a look at Colorado.
October 05 2010 11:02AM
With today being the last day to submit waiver lists, a lot of notable names hit the wire this morning with some of them getting scooped up.
On the Flames front, Matt Pelech and Cam Cunning cleared waivers while Brett Sutter was placed on the wire, no doubt with a view to sending him down. That cuts the hopefuls down to Brodie and Meyers in town, meaning they will both likely be on the roster come Thursday.
October 04 2010 09:35PM
Over the next few days, Flames Nation will offer previews of every team in the Northwest division. To start off, here's an overview of the Vancouver Canucks.
Regular season – NW division champions: 103 points, 3rd seed in WC playoffs
Playoffs - Beat L.A. 4-2 in first round, lost 4-2 to Chicago in second round
Significant additions - Manny Malhotra, Raffi Torres, Dan Hamhuis, Keith Ballard
Injuries – Alexandre Burrows, and shockingly, Sami Salo
Key players – Sedins, Kesler, Luongo
Cap position – tight
Predicted finish - 1st in the division
The Canucks are this season's semi-fashionable pick to end Canada's Stanley Cup drought, given that they didn't lose any major contributors and might have added a couple of very nice, albeit somewhat overpaid D. The team also appears to have filled in a hole or two in their bottom six. As much as I might like to see them fail, Vancouver are division favourites for good reason.