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Plenty of Updates

Flames GM Jay Feaster joined us on Sportsnet Radio FAN 960 Monday afternoon and gave us some good tidbits of information following Calgary’s 14 training camp cuts earlier in the day.  More than anything, the news items surrounded injuries with the team, as there were good news bits involving Jarome Iginla and Cory Sarich.

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Black Box: Special Teams

    Every Monday we’ll be producing a statistical summary of the Flames, starting with an OZQoC chart to describe each player’s role and put their stats into context, followed by their even-strength data, and finally the piece being described today – their performance on the special teams.

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Flames Cut 14 Including Baertschi, Brodie

    Unlike the first round of cuts, this one features some of the guys many in Flamesland expected to press for a spot on the big club. It looks like the organization is getting serious about the last few pre-season games and making room for the rest of vets to come in and get…

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2011-2012 Abbotsford Heat Preview

    It was hard to tell from the first day of Abbotsford Heat training camp on Friday, but this year’s team should be an improvement from the one that failed to make the Calder Cup playoffs in April.

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MORE IMPORTANT THAN STANLEY: PARENTHOOD

    Most Canadians at some point in their lives have dreamt about being in the NHL. Whether it was through your own eyes, the eyes of a parent as you took your child to a 6 a.m. practice, or even as your infant sits on your lap while you watch Hockey Night in Canada,…

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STOKING THE FIRE – September 26

      (Vintage Flame debuts a new, weekly link column which takes a look at interesting material across Flameland, from blog posts to MSM articles) As the Flames approach the half way point of the pre-season, many fans are asking many questions about the team’s performance or what the team will look like. But…

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Postgame: Shutout at Home

For the second time in as many nights, the Calgary Flames fell in preseason action to the Edmonton Oilers.  After suffering a 2-1 loss Saturday in Edmonton, the Flames were shutout by their provincial rivals 3-0 Sunday.  It was a game where the Flames controlled the play at even strength, but were unable to generate offensively on a consistent basis.  Combine that with two…