September 28 2010 09:39AM
(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?
September 27 2010 03:36PM
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.
September 27 2010 01:22PM
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.
September 27 2010 10:17AM
Ryan Pinder, the director of broadcasting and media relations for the Penticton Vees, was on the scene when the baby Flames were in Penticton for the recent prospect tournament. He was good enough to snaps some pics and send them our way for publishing.
September 25 2010 05:49PM
Well Calgary's rolling out about a 65-percent decent roster up front and a bunch of kids (plus Mark Giordano and Cory Sarich) on the blue line, in front of Kiprusoff. That's the bad news.