September 29 2010 12:52PM
A fairly veteran squad has landed in Saskatoon for the Calgary Flames who will take on the New York Islanders in exhibition action tonight (7 pm, Rogers Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960). 22 players made the trip, and with no morning skate today, we won't know till pregame warmup what we're looking at in terms of lines, lineup etc.
September 29 2010 10:52AM
(Today we present the second part of Robert Vollman's Flames Comparables series. This post will focus on some "supporting" offensive players)
Matt Stajan, 27
Acquired in the Phaneuf deal, the Flames have invested $3.5 million a year in Matt Stajan, so you know they'll give him every opportunity to succeed. Stajan has shown steady improvement throughout his career, leaving him on the brink of breaking the 20 goal and 60 point barriers after two seasons on the cusp.
September 28 2010 05:58PM
So this is it. Calgary fans are finally about to get an up-close and personal look at Henrik Karlsson, potential-but-don't-count-on-it goalie of the future.
September 28 2010 01:33PM
The Calgary Flames will take on a rather veteran Phoenix Coyotes lineup tonight at the Saddledome for their fourth preseason affair this year (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960). The Coyotes team will resemble very closely their opening day roster, while Calgary will have a number of notable names not playing. It's also the home debut of Henrik Karlsson in net.
September 28 2010 09:39AM
(This post comes courtesy Robert Vollman, a freelance writer, Calgary resident, Flames fan and contributor to the hockey analysis site Puck Prospectus. Robert has decided to take a look at some of the Flames primary offensive contributors through an historical lens in order to try to predict their output for the coming season.
The article has been split into several parts. Today we'll look at the guys who will be the nucleus of the Flames attack - Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen, Alex Tanguay and Rene Bourque).
It can be very difficult to predict how many points a player will score from season-to-season. Just look at the scoring leaders from the last two seasons – Henrik Sedin was a career 80-point man who suddenly decided to score 112 at age 29, and Evgeni Malkin was 23 years old and coming off seasons of 106 and 113 points only to get stopped at 77. Did these guys switch jerseys or something?