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Training Camp Update – September 30th

  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

      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…

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Preseason Gameday Update – September 29th

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…

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Flames Comparables – Part 2

  (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…

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Preseason Gameday Update – September 28th

  The Calgary Flames will take on a rather veteran Phoenix Coyotes lineup tonight at the Saddledome for their fourth preseason affair this year (7:30 pm, TSN and The FAN 960).  The Coyotes team will resemble very closely their opening day roster, while Calgary will have a number of notable names not playing.  It’s also…

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Flames Comparables – Part 1

  (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…

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Training Camp Update – September 27th

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.

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The TJ Brodie Situation

  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.

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Prospect Tournament Pics

    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.  

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Preseason Game No. 3: No pressure

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.