September 24 2009 06:41PM
The pre-season is winding down. Rookies and hopefuls are filtering back to the farm teams and final rosters are being firmed up. It's time to start taking stock of what the new season will hold for the Calgary Flames.
Between luncheons with superstars and avoiding Wayne Gretz, I cobbled together some questions (and answers!) and managed to convince both Jean Lefebvre and TLP to provide some of their own unique insight into what I consider key issues of the 09-10 season. Settle in, this post has some volume to it...
September 23 2009 02:47PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s sixth warmup-season game on September 23, 2009.
September 22 2009 05:55PM
On the heels of a stretch of three games in three nights and four in five, the Flames suddenly those extra bodies lying around the House That Kevin Lavallee Built extremely disposable and on Tuesday shipped seven of them to Abbotsford.
That leaves a roster that is pretty easy to decipher on the goaltending end of things, a modest challenge on the blue line and totally "holy-smokes-what-are-they-going-to-do-with-all-those-guys?" up front.
September 22 2009 11:15AM
The three Canadian teams in the Northwest Division shared a common bond last season: their special teams weren’t all that special.
September 21 2009 11:58AM
From all accounts that was a bit of a snoozer last night in the wonderful City of Saskatoon. As much as one can’t really find too much fault with the Oilers gassing a preseason tilt, the level of intensity required to win the game certainly wasn’t on display for all the wonderful Saskatoononianites to see. And that certainly sets the effort bar rather low, wouldn’t you say?