September 17 2011 06:28PM


You can tell that the new NHL season approacheth at full speed. The days are getting colder and wives of hockey fans everywhere are starting to eye the calendar nervously knowing that their attentive summer husband is about to be replaced with a distracted fall model who is glued to the TV and computer and regularly mistakes his children for one another.

Here at NationRadio the talk shifts from Oilers Prospects playing in a myriad of junior leagues and oilers prospects playing at the Rookie Camp.

Its NationRadio. Enjoy!

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Training Camp Wrap: Day 1

Pat Steinberg
September 17 2011 05:07PM

Day one of training camp is in the books for the Calgary Flames, with all three groups having gone through their on ice sessions for the day.  The big news surrounded Jarome Iginla who left his Group B session early with back spasms and didn't return.  The feeling is things aren't very serious, so we'll keep an eye on that.  Other than that, the only thing that intrigued me surrounded who was playing with who.

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The Buffalo Sabres are spending a lot of money

Cam Charron
September 17 2011 09:21AM



Terry Pegula came to Buffalo, bringing along money and a vested ownership interest in seeing the local hockey team win. The issue here is whether the Sabres are spending it in the right places.

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Kyle Turris: Viable Trade Target?

Kent Wilson
September 16 2011 03:28PM



RFA negotiations have been a bit of a big deal this summer, moreso than usual at least. Because RFA's have limited leverage and a single team holds rights to negotiate with the player, deals are usually all but inevitable if both parties are even passingly interested in getting a contract done.

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Flames Comparables: Stajan and Hagman

Robert Vollman
September 15 2011 02:23PM



Every Thursday we're using the Snepsts system to project how many points each of the Flames may score this year.  The Snepsts system, explained over at Hockey Prospectus, searches history for players with similar statistics (adjusted for era scoring levels) and uses their future performance as yardsticks for today's.

Part 1 of our series covered Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay, and Part 2 looked at Olli Jokinen and Lee Stempniak.  This week we'll be looking at Matt Stajan and Niklas Hagman.

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