September 26 2013 01:05PM
The Flames thinned the herd a bit more today, assigning Corban Knight, Michael Ferland and Max Reinhart to the Abbotsford Heat, as well as Keegan Kanzig to Victoria in the WHL. The interesting name there is Corban Knight, who was tabbed to make the Flames out of college when he was acquired this summer. After watching him for a few games, I agree with the coaching staff that he has some strides to take before he's a legit NHLer. Ferland going down might disappoint some, but just sticking around camp this long is a huge step forward for the big winger. If he can continue his strong play for Abby, Ferland will be an injury call-up sooner rather than later.
September 26 2013 08:31AM
1. So Sieloff's going pro
It was announced earlier this week that Patrick Sieloff would not return to juniors as some might have expected, and that the club will instead exercise its option to either keep him in Calgary or send him down to the AHL.
September 25 2013 04:34PM
Your Calgary Flames play their final exhibition tilt tonight at Los Saddledome, but before the first puck was even close to being dropped, the team announced they had demoted 6 players down to the Abbotsford Heat, who I'm sure to receive some of them, because they are a hockey team and need players, even bad ones (Nemisz!) to ice a team.
You might wonder how it's possible to be sent down before the final warm up game, and it makes sense for you to be thinking about that, because it does seem kind of odd. One would assume anyone still with a name plate above their stall at the Dome would be getting an extra look before we play for keeps in October, but there are 6 players today that can attest to that not being entirely true.
So how does this happen? How can you follow in the footsteps of these players and get yourself demoted? The pressure is just too much, we understand, it's not for you. We're here to help! Check out this handy guide after yonder jump.
September 25 2013 03:19PM
As the preseason comes to a close and the NHL regular season is squarely on the horizon StreakCred is ready to go with an early bird - $15 for the entire year.
September 25 2013 01:38PM
If the last few weeks have been a course on how to make an NHL roster, tonight's the final exam. After two (or three, for the kids) weeks of camp, the Flames play their final pre-season contest this evening. It's at 7pm and brought to you by our friends at Sportsnet 960 The Fan AND on TV via TSN.
Excitement abounds, as players on the NHL fringes will try to stay there or get there, depending on their perspective.