Preseason Gameday Update - October 3rd

Pat Steinberg
October 03 2010 01:20PM

BUFFALO - NOVEMBER 13: Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames warms up before the game against the Buffalo Sabres at HSBC Arena on November 13, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by: Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

With the injury woes the Flames have endured over the last few days, it was good to see both Olli Jokinen and Rene Bourque skating with the game group this morning.  Both have missed some practice sessions, but I think we can be a little more confident that both will be good to go come October 7th.  Tonight, it's the Flames and Oilers at the Saddledome to finish off both of their preseason schedules (6 pm, Rogers Sportsnet Flames, The FAN 960).

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Kotalik, Moss out Indefinetely

Pat Steinberg
October 02 2010 01:16PM

CHICAGO - APRIL 16:  David Moss #25 of the Calgary Flames celebrates after he scored a first period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 16, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The injury woes continue for the Calgary Flames, and as many expected, it wasn't great news Saturday afternoon when the team announced forwards David Moss and Ales Kotalik would be out indefinetely with seperate injuries.  Moss left Friday's 5-1 preseason win over Edmonton with a shoulder injury while Kotalik left later on with a knee injury.

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Flames Comparables - Part 3

Kent Wilson
October 02 2010 09:34AM

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 28: Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames in action during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on January 28, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Flames 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


(In this final part of the series, Robert Vollman takes a look at the Flames offensive defensemen)

Jay Bouwmeester, 27

When Calgary made a 25-year-old Bouwmeester one of the highest paid defensemen in the league last year, the Flames were hoping for a potential Norris contender, while Bouwmeester was hoping to see the first post-season action of his career.  They were both sorely disappointed.  After 167 points over 4 full post-lockout seasons in Florida, Bouwmeester managed just 29 points – will he bounce back this year, or did the Flames accidentally find their own Wade Redden?

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Pre-Season Post-game #6 - Easy Pickings

Robert Cleave
October 01 2010 11:13PM


Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla and Edmonton Oilers' Jim Vandermeer collide during the first period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Edmonton October 1, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)



Normally, I take considerable satisfaction in a Flame victory over the Grease, even in pre-season. I won't throw the win tonight back or anything, but the quality of the opposition tonight was poor enough that the injuries Calgary suffered are much more noteworthy.


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Preseason Game No. 6: I forget the clever name I came up with

Ryan Lambert
October 01 2010 06:21PM

This is the closest thing to an NHL roster Calgary will ice this preseason, so why not enjoy it?

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