Flames Development Camp This Week

Pat Steinberg
July 04 2011 02:31AM

37 Calgary Flames prospects will descend upon the Don Hartman NE Sportsplex for their annual development camp, and it'll be our first chance to look at the 2011 draft class from Minnesota.  All on ice sessions are open to the public with the schedule included in this article, and while it's not always the best way to scout players, it's always fun to see potential future Flames put through the paces.  This year, there are a few names I'm looking forward to seeing.

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Clay Wilson Update

Kent Wilson
July 03 2011 07:05PM



You may missed it during the weekend flurry, but the Flames signed one of the highest scoring AHL defenders available in Clay Wilson. The 28-year old scored 60 points in 2009-10 for the Rochester Americans and followed that up with 48 points in 66 games last year. He also had a cup of coffee with the Florida Panthers, scoring five points in 15 games.

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2011 UFA Class - What's Left?

Kent Wilson
July 03 2011 04:34PM



It's only July 3, but things are winding down already. With the news today that Niclas Bergfors was inked by Nashville to an ultra-chear one year, $575,000 deal, the number of viable free agents is rapidly diminishing.

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July 03 2011 04:29PM

Do you love commercial free programming? If not, feel free to watch the Flintstones hawking smokes in the vintage ad above before you click on any of the segments in this article. Because you won`t be hearing any ads on the podcast version of NationRadio this week.


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A Good Hire

Pat Steinberg
July 02 2011 05:25PM

Lost in the shuffle during the free agency frenzy over the last couple days was the hiring of Troy Ward to coach Calgary's AHL affilliate in Abbotsford next season.  It's a promotion for Ward, who was an assistant on Jim Playfair's Heat staff last season, but a hiring that is a smart one for the Flames.  From talking to Ward a few times over the last year, it's clear he has a good eye on his team and is very keen on getting player to the next level.

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