Flames Comparables: Reserve Defensemen

Robert Vollman
October 27 2011 11:17AM

 

 

Every Thursday we're using the Snepsts system to project how many points each of the Flames may score this year. Now that we've moved on to players with limited NHL, we're switching to AHL-to-NHL Translations.
We've already looked at most of the Flames key forwards and key defensemen, and this week we'll look at some of their reserve defensemen: Derek Smith, Clay Wilson, T.J. Brodie and Brendan Mikkelson.

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Kris Chucko Retires; Highlights Education

Cam Tucker
October 27 2011 09:53AM

 

 

At the age of just 25, former Calgary Flames first round draft pick Kris Chucko is done with professional hockey – at least the on ice portion.

That’s right. Chucko has had enough.

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Postgame: Good Start

Pat Steinberg
October 26 2011 11:23PM

The Calgary Flames played one of, if not their best, first period of the season and carried over some good things into the second period, and it was enough to take a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night.  While their final frame wasn't the picture of perfection, they staved off a chasing opponent and closed out their third win of the season.  With two games to go on a six game homestand, it was a big win for the Flames.

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Flames Scoring Chances - Game 8 versus Colorado Avalanche

Kent Wilson
October 26 2011 10:52PM

 

 

Final score: 4-2 Win

Final Summary

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Game 8 - Flames vs. Avalanche Live Chat

Kent Wilson
October 26 2011 07:19PM

The Flames have been off for awhile and in that vacuum has settled trade rumors about Rene Bourque, Kyle Turris due to  growing sense of frustration and discontentment with the roster as it stands. While it's still very early and the Flames are likely a better team than they've shown so far, the fans patience is beginning to wear thin. Calgary has been long on expenses and promises the last few years, but rather short on results. As evidenced by Sutter's firing and the partial reboot this summer, the emotional capital built up by the first few heady seasons of Darryl's reign is all but spent in this market.

As such, the ability for King et al. to leverage the the fading stars who were once the backbone of the team is eroding significantly with each lackluster performance. The Flames technically have another 75 games left to try to make the post-season, but the management may be working under a much tighter deadline should things continue to go south. The sooner the skaters can turn it around and make the suit's off-season promises look less like bluster and more like prescience, the better for the men behind the bench and in the front office.

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