THE ROUNDUP

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September 12 2014 08:05AM

Rookie camps, team previews, zone entries, hockey markets contributing to losses, and more in this week's Round Up

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News and Notes - September 12 2014

Ryan Pike
September 12 2014 08:00AM

As we get prepared for the beginning of the Young Stars Classic Tournament, let's catch up on some of the goings-on of the past day or two.

I was in attendance at Winsport yesterday as the Calgary Flames conducted their medicals for the players attending the rookie camp segment of training camp. Some media availabilities were conducted, so here's the most juicy tidbits from the day.

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Young Stars Tournament: Flames Preview

Kevin McCartney
September 12 2014 06:00AM

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The Nations Network is sending this Jets blogger to the 2014 Young Stars Tournament in Penticton, BC. I'll be judging your team and bringing you live scouting reports. Check out last year's wrap-up piece here.

The Young Stars Tournament is here again! I'll be there all weekend to scout, blog, and dry out my insides with Okanagan Events Centre popcorn. You can follow me on twitter (@kevinmccart) for live insights, or check out the Nations Network of blogs for game and player reviews. 

Inside we'll reflect a bit on last year's tournament and take a look at the Flames' Young Stars roster. Have a player, story or system you're excited about? Let me know in the comments!

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View From the Other Side

RexLibris
September 11 2014 02:15PM

The Young Stars Tournament opens on Friday and while we're taking a good look at all of this from a Flames perspective, our resident Oilers expert RexLibris has compiled a look at the next most-interesting group of prospects around - the dastardly Edmonton Oilers. Know your enemy, folks.

As you are all aware, this year's Young Stars tournament is set to start Friday, Sept 12th.

The schedule looks like this:

GAME                   TEAMS                                            DATE                    TIME

Game 1                Calgary vs Winnipeg                       Sept. 12                4:00 pm

Game 2                Vancouver vs Edmonton                 Sept. 12                7:30 pm

Game 3                Calgary vs Edmonton                      Sept. 13                7:30 pm

Game 4                Vancouver vs Winnipeg                   Sept. 14                2:00 pm

Game 5                Penticton Vees’ Exhibition               Sept. 14                5:30 pm

Game 6                Edmonton vs Winnipeg                    Sept. 15               11:30 am

Game 7                Vancouver vs Calgary                      Sept. 15                5:30 pm*

*line brawl scheduled for 5:38pm or immediately following national anthem

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Five things: Getting closer

Ryan Lambert
September 11 2014 08:30AM

1. Further D-velopments

So in the last week, the picture for the Calgary Flames on defense has either changed a lot, or not really very much at all, depending upon how you choose to look at it.

In this space last week I took a look at what Sheldon Brookbank could potentially provide to the team on the basis of his receiving a camp tryout contract with the club as well as what another defenseman (Jamie McBain) might be able to provide instead of, or in addition to, the former Blackhawk. The team has since gone out and added to more defensemen to the mix, one on a two-way deal and the other on another tryout basis.

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