Flames News Round-Up, September 12 2012

Ryan Pike
September 12 2012 09:32AM



It's only three days until the collective bargaining agreement expires! Nevertheless, there are a lot of things to discuss in short-order! Waiver news, Euro seasons beginning and a (as of right now irrelevant) TV schedule!

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Gold Jacket, Green Jacket, Who Gives A S--?

September 11 2012 07:37PM



For all the jokes we've made over the years about your Calgary Flames playing golf, apparently it's a big deal when they actually don't.

If you hadn't heard the news, and you probably didn't because whatever, The Flames are not going to play in their annual charity golf tournament this Thursday.

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2012-13 Reasonable Expectations: Dennis Wideman

Ryan Pike
September 11 2012 09:40AM



Outside of bringing in Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka to the organization, arguably the most important addition to the Calgary Flames this summer was Dennis Wideman. In fact, he may be more crucial to the success of the club than any of the new forwards.

To be blunt, the Flames got very little offense from their blueline last season. Consequently, their power-play also got very few goals from their back end. Enter Wideman, who was tenth in points among NHL blueliners and, had he been on the Flames, he would've had more points than anyone not named Iginla, Jokinen, Tanguay or Glencross.

But how will Wideman fare on the Flames?

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Flames Forwards Shot Rates - Part 1

Kent Wilson
September 10 2012 12:11PM



Ryan Lambert recently noted Mike Cammalleri's low shot volume in his Five Things feature. That mention got me curious about investigating the main guy's shot rates last year in depth and to relate it to their possession rates and overall performance.

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The Nations Partners with McKeen's

Kent Wilson
September 10 2012 10:22AM


So you may have noticed some McKeen's Hockey banners popping up here and there across the Nation. That's because the boys over at McKeen's are launching a new website and subscription service that will replace their excellent annual magazines.

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