Latest at the Hockey Writers: a look at the Heat’s roster



Last season, the Calgary Flames went into training camp with the majority of their roster spots spoken for. But between a laundry list of injuries and some under-performance by established players, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat went to the farm for players very, very often.

All-told, the 2011-12 season saw two major things happen: 16 different players spent time with both Calgary and Abbotsford, and the Heat learned that they can compete in the AHL even while missing their best players due to call-ups and injuries. Both of these factors will play into the run-up to the 2012-13 campaign.

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  • supra steve

    Feaster and his staff need to be commended for an AHL roster that is “much deeper” then it was one year ago. An important step in returning the Flames to a more respectable position in the NHL. I’m not thrilled with all his moves, or more accurately his non-moves (Iggy/Kipper), but he seems to be building depth at the minor league level. That can do nothing but help the big club in the future.