Preseason game No. 4: Killer Karlsson

Ryan Lambert
September 28 2010 05:58PM

So this is it. Calgary fans are finally about to get an up-close and personal look at Henrik Karlsson, potential-but-don't-count-on-it goalie of the future.

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Preseason Gameday Update - September 28th

Pat Steinberg
September 28 2010 01:33PM

Calgary Flames goalie Henrik Karlsson gets help from teammate Tim Jackman while blocking a shot from Vancouver Canucks Brendan Morrison (R) during the second period of their NHL pre-season hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia September 21, 2010.     REUTERS/Andy Clark   (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)


The Calgary Flames will take on a rather veteran Phoenix Coyotes lineup tonight at the Saddledome for their fourth preseason affair this year (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960).  The Coyotes team will resemble very closely their opening day roster, while Calgary will have a number of notable names not playing.  It's also the home debut of Henrik Karlsson in net.

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Flames Comparables - Part 1

Kent Wilson
September 28 2010 09:39AM

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 03:  Olli Jokinen#21 and Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames stand for the National Anthem before the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Arena on December 3, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona.  The Coyotes defeated the Flames 2-1.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


(This post comes courtesy Robert Vollman, a freelance writer, Calgary resident, Flames fan and contributor to the hockey analysis site Puck Prospectus. Robert has decided to take a look at some of the Flames primary offensive contributors through an historical lens in order to try to predict their output for the coming season.

The article has been split into several parts. Today we'll look at the guys who will be the nucleus of the Flames attack - Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen, Alex Tanguay and Rene Bourque).

It can be very difficult to predict how many points a player will score from season-to-season.  Just look at the scoring leaders from the last two seasons – Henrik Sedin was a career 80-point man who suddenly decided to score 112 at age 29, and Evgeni Malkin was 23 years old and coming off seasons of 106 and 113 points only to get stopped at 77.  Did these guys switch jerseys or something?

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Training Camp Update - September 27th

Pat Steinberg
September 27 2010 03:36PM

DALLAS - JANUARY 27: Left wing Rene Bourque #17 of the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on January 27, 2010 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

For the first time in four days, Niklas Hagman was back on the practice ice at the Saddledome as the Calgary Flames continued 2010 training camp.  While he returned, both Rene Bourque and Raitis Ivanans were not on the ice for what the team called maintenance reasons.

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The TJ Brodie Situation

Kent Wilson
September 27 2010 01:22PM

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 21:  114th overall pick, T.J. Brodie of the Calgary Flames poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 21, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)


On Saturday night, TJ Brodie added another data point to his rapid ascension up the Flames prospect depth chart, scoring two power play goals against a decidedly veteran Tampa Bay pre-season squad. Brodie was also amongst the team leaders in ice time that night at 25:04, including more than 16 minutes at ES.

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