September 17 2009 03:41PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s second warmup-season game on September 17, 2009.
We all know that tonight is the first night we'll see a largely NHL-laden Flames roster, including the debuts of several new additions, but we also know that none of that matters, because none of them won a Stanley Cup in 1989 like some people I can think of.
September 17 2009 09:04AM
The 2009 Flames training camp is rather short on drama beyond the short drama that is Theoren Fleury’s comeback attempt.
One interesting question though is the place scrappy winger Brandon Prust has on the club. First of all, let’s emphasize the point that to many Calgary fans, Prust has already performed an extremely valuable service for the 2009-10 Flames.
September 15 2009 05:17PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill of the season, for this, Calgary’s first warmup season game on September 15, 2009.
September 13 2009 01:10PM
Considering how much was made of the relationship between Miikka Kiprusoff and Mike Keenan (and frankly, the fuss was completely out of proportion with reality) Brent Sutter’s dealings with the veteran Calgary netminder will be under scrutiny.
It was notable then that, on the eve of main camp, the new skipper made this declaration: “It’s a tough league for a goaltender to play that many games in. Especially with the amount of travel that there is out in the Western Conference. I’m not using that as an excuse at all. But facts are facts. So again, we'll just monitor it and see what happens. But at this point in time, I certainly wouldn't expect him to play as many games as he has.”
September 11 2009 10:07AM
No matter what side of the fence you’re on when it comes to Theoren Fleury’s improbable comeback attempt, the NHL czars’ decision to reinstate the pocket-sized winger after his lengthy exile is good news for Flames fans.
If you actually want the little runt to come back and play, and especially if you want him to wear Flames jersey No. 14 again, the fortuitousness of the decision speaks for itself. No matter how much of a longshot this whole second-coming scenario is for so many reasons, it was a complete non-starter as long as Fleury was persona non grata in the NHL.