FN Weekend Open Thread - Where do the Flames Finish Next Season?

Kent Wilson
July 20 2013 10:55AM



The roster is more or less set. The schedule is done. New divisions have been created and with them a new post-season cut-off format. It's time to start guessing where the Flames will land next season.

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Flames Sign Sieloff and Cundari

Kent Wilson
July 19 2013 05:19PM


- pic via MiHockeynow


Feaster knocked two more names off the list today, inking former second rounder Patrick Sieloff as well as 23 year old AHL all-star Mark Cundari to a pair of contracts.

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A Look At The 2013-14 Flames Schedule

Ryan Pike
July 19 2013 01:18PM



With Olympic participation official, the NHL announced the 2013-14 schedule this morning. For your Calgary Flames, there are some good and bad aspects to it. Here's a quick and dirty rundown.

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A Case for Matt Stajan as the Number One Center

July 19 2013 11:09AM



This is not an article I could’ve imagined writing at the 4th Line Blog when the Trade happened in early 2010. Don’t get me wrong- I didn’t hate the Phaneuf for Stajan/Hagman etc. trade at the time, but I never really imagined the Flames would get to a point where I’d have to make an argument for Stajan as the number one center on the Flames roster.

So how do the Flames arrive at a point where the number one center should be one of the most maligned players in recent history? Let’s count it off:

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Train with Gary Roberts & Steven Stamkos

Steve Dangle
July 19 2013 07:49AM

Gary Roberts.

Usually when you come face-to-face with a glare like that, it means you done goofed, or you play for Ottawa. Now it could be because you’re training with him and Steven Stamkos.

Wait what?!?! Oh, you heard me.

Gary Roberts as in the man-beast who terrorized the league for parts of three decade. Steven Stamkos as in the guy who sniped 60 goals in a season. You could be hanging out with these guys. Well, not really “hanging out,” per se. Allow me to explain…

The offseason is getting shorter and shorter. You can’t just let your fitness go to crap in the summer, because once the season fires up again, you’ll look like a pylon out there.

Enter: the last team standing

The Nike Hockey Facebook experience at www.lastteamstanding.ca lets players create a team with their friends and show how they’re dedicating the summer to training. The page has training videos designed by Gary Roberts, and Toronto’s strength and conditioning coach from 2002-2009, Matt Nichol. Obviously, these two guys know their stuff.

But Steve, what’s in it for me? I’ll tell you, whatever your name is!

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