Training Camp Update - September 30th

Pat Steinberg
September 30 2010 02:40PM

OTTAWA, ON - JUNE 20:  25th overall pick, Greg Nemisz of the Calgary Flames poses for a portrait at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft at Scotiabank Place on June 20, 2008 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)


A number of notes from Calgary Flames training camp on Thursday, as the team gets set for their sixth preseason game on Friday night in Edmonton.  Calgary has reassigned forward Greg Nemisz to Abbotsford of the American Hockey League, while reports suggest defenceman Staffan Kronwall has been placed on waivers.

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Thoughts, Unsorted

Kent Wilson
September 30 2010 11:34AM




There's lots of stuff going on in Flamesland today, so while I don't do these types posts often I figure it's a good time to throw down some thoughts in no particular order.

- If you're getting excited about the Flames 5-0 pre-season record well...don't. I hate to be a wet blanket (or not, since I do it all the time), but pre-season records mean absolutely nothing when it comes to predicting regular season success. If you don't believe me, observe the Edmonton Oilers, who are also undefeated. If memory serves, the Toronto Maple Leafs were a perfect 7-0 last year as well.

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Preseason Game No. 5: Met a little girl by the name of June

Ryan Lambert
September 29 2010 06:32PM

After last night's NHLer-filled roster, the Flames are back to icing a rag-tag group of enough guys on one-way deals to fill out the league-mandated minimum roster spots, and that means a whole lot of kids.

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Preseason Gameday Update - September 29th

Pat Steinberg
September 29 2010 12:52PM

OTTAWA, ON - FEBRUARY 9: Ales Kotalik #26 of the Calgary Flames looks to fire a snap shot from the top of the circle in a game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on February 9, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Ottawa Senators defeated the Calgary Flames 3-2. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

A fairly veteran squad has landed in Saskatoon for the Calgary Flames who will take on the New York Islanders in exhibition action tonight (7 pm, Rogers Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  22 players made the trip, and with no morning skate today, we won't know till pregame warmup what we're looking at in terms of lines, lineup etc.

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Flames Comparables - Part 2

Kent Wilson
September 29 2010 10:52AM

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 25: Forward Matt Stajan #18 of the Calgary Flames waits for a face off against the New York Islanders during an NHL game at the Nassau Coliseum on March 25, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)


(Today we present the second part of Robert Vollman's Flames Comparables series. This post will focus on some "supporting" offensive players)

Matt Stajan, 27

Acquired in the Phaneuf deal, the Flames have invested $3.5 million a year in Matt Stajan, so you know they'll give him every opportunity to succeed.  Stajan has shown steady improvement throughout his career, leaving him on the brink of breaking the 20 goal and 60 point barriers after two seasons on the cusp.

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