October 03 2010 01:20PM
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).
October 02 2010 01:16PM
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.
October 02 2010 09:34AM
(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?
October 01 2010 11:13PM
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.
October 01 2010 06:21PM
This is the closest thing to an NHL roster Calgary will ice this preseason, so why not enjoy it?