September 21 2011 09:28AM
Pat Steinberg has a good overview of the Flames home game here. Unlike him, though, I wasn't at the Saddledome rubbing shoulders with the important people. Instead I stayed at home and switched between internet feed and SNET broadcast so I could catch as much action as possible.
September 20 2011 10:03PM
I'll leave our FlamesNation commenters to fill in the blanks on Calgary's second game of preseason opening night, as I was able to watch the Flames take a 5-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks in split squad action at the Saddledome. In the second half, Calgary took on the Canucks at the Rogers Arena. In both instances, Vancouver iced a very pedestrian lineup against a more veteran team; the game at the 'Dome saw that veteran squad carry the play as expected.
September 20 2011 12:18PM
Just like last year, the Calgary Flames open their preseason with a split squad affair with the Vancouver Canucks, with games at the Saddledome and Rogers Arena (7pm, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960/8 pm, Sportsnet West). Neither team Vancouver is sending is what you'd call stacked, however the team they're sending to Calgary certainly isn't rife with tenured NHLers.
September 19 2011 05:17PM
The Calgary Flames completed their third day of training camp on Monday, and it ended with a pretty fun scrimmage between the two game groups for Tuesday's preseason opener. Jarome Iginla was the focus once again, as he did not skate for the second straight day. Jarome continues to battle back spasms, which forced him out of practice after about 15 minutes on Saturday morning. He updated his situation today, and the feeling is things aren't overly serious.
September 19 2011 05:08PM
I dropped by the final training camp practice today. It turned out to be an intrasquad game which garnered some limited though interesting observations of some of the players involved.