September 14 2011 01:29PM
The Calgary Flames finish off their time in Penticton tonight when they take on the Edmonton Oilers prospects at the Young Stars Tournament (8:30 pm, Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). The Flames have yet to win a game at this tournament while the Oilers have yet to lose; Edmonton is coming off a 2-0 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday night while the Flames lost 4-3 to the Canucks Monday in overtime.
September 14 2011 08:33AM
Occasionally at Flames Nation we will intercept some email correspondence into and out of the Scotiabank Saddledome. This is one of those times.
You've been doing a great job in Penticton so far (Joni Ortio not so much) and I wanted to say thanks. You've really been creating a lot of chances, and it's really encouraging to see a player who's Flames property under the age of 27 actually play like he wants a job in the NHL one day. Very refreshing. Like a tall, cool glass of milk with a nice afternoon snack of cookies.
September 13 2011 08:29PM
Kent Wilson was an honored guest on Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 on Tuesday afternoon as he joined me on the phone for some Flames prospects talk. I've had the privilege of checking out Calgary's entry into the Young Stars Tournament in Penticton all week, and after the first two games involving the Flames, I wanted to get Kent's obersvations so far. We also preview the start of training camp on Saturday, something FlamesNation will be all over.
September 13 2011 04:17PM
To round up our series on what the Flames have in the system, I wanted to focus on two ends of the future spectrum. To me it is like bringing this story to completion in full circle. With all the different aspects that I have talked about, and all the different possibilities of what the Flames up-and-comers have to offer the future of this organization, I want to end this series with the blue chip prospect and the dark horse that comes with him.
September 13 2011 12:59PM
EA Sports released their much anticipated NHL12 today. Reviews and reports of game play/mechanics have been trickling in on my twitetr feed today, some of which I have decided to share. Apparently EA has gotten quite clever with this iteration and the "Be a GM" game mode hides some rather idiosyncratic quirks and pitfalls.