Brodie Sent Down

Kent Wilson
October 19 2010 10:35AM

Vancouver Canucks' Shawn Weller (R) knocks down Calgary Flames TJ Brodie during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 21,2010.     REUTERS/Andy Clark   (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)


Lots of reports on twitter right now saying TJ Brodie has been sent down to Abbotsford. It's the right move from a number of angles, not least of which is the fact that sitting in the pressbox doesn't make sense for a 20 year-old defender just starting out his career. If the club has decided that the vets are the better bet going forward, then it makes sense for the kid to see ice time at the AHL level. It certainly isn't going to hurt him to be a big wheel in Abbotsford.

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Bourque's Back

Pat Steinberg
October 18 2010 02:21PM

CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 20: Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames celebrates his second-period goal with teammate Jim Vandermeer #4 against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 20, 2009 at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

The theme of good news continues on your Monday at FlamesNation.  First we're giving away bar money, second we're talking about 14 goals in nine games, and now we're talking about the return of Rene Bourque to Flames practice this morning.

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More Good News - He's a Brick Howse

Kent Wilson
October 18 2010 11:49AM


Don't look now but the Flames have a prospect putting up stupidly good offensive numbers. It's a situation so rare in Flamesville that it merits attention, even at this early juncture.

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Flamesnation "Comment of the Week" Contest

Kent Wilson
October 18 2010 09:53AM



On the heels of the Flames convincing Saturday night victory over the Oilers, Flamesnation has more good news. A fresh new "Comment of the Week" contest.

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October 17 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
October 17 2010 11:40AM


Calgary Flames' Curtis Glencross (20) celebrates his goal with his teammates during the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in Calgary, Alberta October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

With a full week in the can, it's time to have a look at a few matters of interest around the Flames and the NHL. This week, the Flames get a desperately needed win to by them a bit of breathing room, Joe Thornton extends his stay in NorCal, and the Coyotes might have a sucker owner after all.

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