July 27 2010 08:14PM
I attended both morning sessions for the forwards and defenders today, as well as a good portion of the mixed afternoon practice. Today was more about building some familiarity with the players overall and my observations will build as the week progresses. Obviously one day lacking any sort of game action is a poor barometer for a player's overall effectiveness, but I'll share what stuck with me nonetheless. Here are my thoughts in no particular order:
July 26 2010 10:58PM
Pat Steinberg has already teed things up for the Flames Dev. Camp here. What he failed to mention was that both he and I will be in attendance throughout the week and we'll endeavor to cover the proceedings from a number of angles. I plan to share my general thoughts from the bleachers while Pat will be gleaning stuff from individual prospects from his own observations and interviews.
The sechdule for the week can be found here.
The camp roster is here.
Expect daily updates from now till Friday.
July 26 2010 12:18PM
According to Rob Kerr, the Flames have added a head shrinker to the club's subtely changing front office this week. Doctor Dave Paskevich was previously an associate professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. You can bet the Flames have interest in Paskevich thanks to the first item in the "current work" section of his bio: examining collective efficacy in sport.
July 26 2010 12:30AM
Mikael Backlund headlines the list of players taking the ice starting Monday afternoon at the Saddledome, as the Calgary Flames get set for their annual development camp. With 32 players attending, it's a chance to see exactly where the Flames feeder system is at, and what we might be able to look forward to.
July 25 2010 11:25PM
We've talked plenty around these parts about the summer the Flames have had thus far, but it seems like a good time to peruse the activities of Calgary's Northwest brethren since season's end.