Cuts, Injuries and Chances

The Flames made some roster moves today, and we have scoring chance and zone entry data for last night’s game in Winnipeg.

Long story short: we’re almost at the final 23-man roster based on injuries and roster assignments.

FLAMES SEND TRIO TO AHL

The Flames assigned Joni Ortio, Sven Baertschi and Josh Jooris were assigned to the Adirondack Flames this morning.

Ortio is a victim of the numbers game, but he’ll be given the chance to be the undisputed #1 goalie in Adirondack and challenge for a spot in Calgary next season. And he got extra time up with the big club, working with Jordan Sigalet (last year’s Abbotsford coach and this year’s Flames goalie coach), which is probably better than being in the AHL earlier for camp.

Baertschi and Gaudreau were likely competing for the same spot on the left side. Gaudreau out-played Baertschi, so he gets the spot and Baertschi gets to be a top-line player in the AHL.

Jooris is tremendously disappointing, in the sense that I felt he out-played Devin Setoguchi. But if the logic is Setoguchi is the 13th or 14th forward and they don’t want to park Jooris in the press box a lot, that’s the only way this move makes much sense.

FLAMES INJURIES

Tyler Wotherspoon, Corey Potter, Marcus Granlund and Sam Bennett are presently nursing ailments. Wotherspoon and Potter are recovering from off-season shoulder surgeries, Granlund had a concussion and Bennett has an upper-body injury. I expect to see all four dispatched to the AHL (or OHL) when fully cleared.

The Flames will officially announce the 2014-15 roster on Tuesday afternoon.

FLAMES/JETS SCORING CHANCES

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Holy moley, that’s a lot of good chances from the right side of Jonas Hiller. Big question: was that intentional by the Winnipeg Jets, potentially targeting a side of Hiller’s game, or rather an inherent weakness on the right side of Calgary’s defense?

Team Period Time Note Home Away State
Home 1 18:37 Halischuk 2 15 24 31 56 85 1 4 11 19 36 86 5v5
Home 1 18:30 Lowry 2 15 24 31 56 85 1 4 11 19 36 86 5v5
Away 1 17:49 Russell 5 8 19 21 31 1 4 5 8 21 53 4v5
Home 1 13:00 Ladd 8 16 18 31 39 85 1 5 7 17 18 5v4
Home 1 12:11 Trouba 8 16 18 31 39 85 1 5 7 17 18 5v4
Home 1 11:53 Kane 4 9 24 26 31 55 1 6 11 15 21 5v4
Away 1 10:44 Jones goal 5 15 24 31 56 85 1 8 15 19 24 36 5v5
Home 1 7:53 Wheeler goal 4 9 24 26 31 55 1 4 6 8 86 5v4
Home 1 5:03 Ladd 8 16 18 24 31 67 1 6 15 18 22 24 5v5
Away 2 17:04 Jones 2 14 21 24 31 85 1 4 11 19 36 86 5v5
Home 2 11:40 Perreault 4 16 24 31 67 85 1 15 17 18 36 5v4
Home 2 10:15 Wheeler 4 9 26 31 39 55 1 4 16 17 25 36 5v5
Home 2 9:42 Slater 4 9 26 31 39 55 1 15 16 17 25 36 5v5
Away 2 9:15 Jooris 2 9 14 19 24 31 1 4 6 11 19 86 5v5
Away 2 8:25 Setoguchi 2 14 18 21 24 31 1 5 6 18 22 24 5v5
Away 2 0:19 Jones 2 16 18 24 31 67 1 5 6 11 19 25 5v5
Home 3 19:07 Perreault 5 8 15 31 56 85 1 5 7 11 21 53 5v5
Home 3 17:53 Kane goal 4 9 14 31 39 55 1 4 16 25 36 86 5v5
Away 3 17:07 Wideman 4 14 19 21 31 39 1 6 15 17 18 22 5v5
Home 3 16:59 Slater 5 8 14 19 21 31 1 6 15 17 18 22 5v5
Away 3 12:47 Bollig? 2 16 18 24 31 67 1 4 18 19 24 36 5v5
Away 3 8:16 Backlund? 5 8 15 31 56 85 1 5 6 11 21 53 5v5
Away 3 6:08 Hudler 4 26 31 39 85 1 6 8 15 24 4v4
Home 3 4:36 Little 8 16 18 24 31 85 1 6 8 15 86 5v4
Home 3 3:31 Wheeler 4 8 9 26 31 55 1 6 15 17 24 5v4
Home 3 1:41 Little goal 2 4 16 18 31 4 8 18 24 36 53 4v5
# Player EV PP SH
1 HILLER, JONAS   9 8   1 0   0 7
4 RUSSELL, KRIS 12:19 3 4 04:44 1 1 02:36 0 1
5 GIORDANO, MARK 10:12 3 1 03:39 1 0 04:08 0 2
6 WIDEMAN, DENNIS 17:36 6 2 02:26 0 0 03:47 0 4
7 BRODIE, TJ 09:56 0 1 01:27 0 0 04:15 0 2
8 COLBORNE, JOE 11:54 2 0 03:20 1 1 02:51 0 2
11 BACKLUND, MIKAEL 12:21 4 3 03:03 0 0 02:48 0 1
15 SMID, LADISLAV 18:46 3 3 00:59 0 0 04:44 0 4
16 MCGRATTAN, BRIAN 07:09 0 3 00:21 0 0 00:00 0 0
17 BOUMA, LANCE 08:53 1 3 00:52 0 0 04:39 0 4
18 STAJAN, MATT 10:09 3 2 01:21 0 1 04:42 0 3
19 JONES, DAVID 10:02 5 2 00:50 0 0 00:00 0 0
21 RAYMOND, MASON 11:46 1 1 03:03 1 0 03:06 0 1
22 SETOGUCHI, DEVIN 09:25 2 2 02:01 0 0 00:00 0 0
24 HUDLER, JIRI 11:28 4 1 03:45 0 1 01:01 0 1
25 BOLLIG, BRANDON 07:42 1 3 00:57 0 0 00:00 0 0
36 DIAZ, RAPHAEL 13:15 3 5 02:07 0 1 03:26 0 1
53 GAUDREAU, JOHNNY 10:59 1 1 03:54 1 1 00:00 0 0
86 JOORIS, JOSH 08:23 2 3 00:21 0 0 03:49 0 2
Period Totals EV PP 5v3 PP SH 5v3 SH
1 2 7 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
2 4 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 4 6 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

FLAMES/JETS ZONE ENTRIES

Here’s the gist:

  • Entries coded A are Controlled Entries, such as carries or passes across the blueline.
  • Entries coded B are Uncontrolled Entries, such as dump-ins or errant passes.
  • Entries coded C are Other Entries, usually things such as icings or penalties taken by the other team that result in the Flames entering the offensive zone without doing anything directly.

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Most controlled entries last night: Mason Raymond (5), Joe Colborne (4) and Mikael Backlund (4). Backlund and Raymond each had 3 entries at even-strength. Brandon Bollig had 7 dump-ins during the game, leading the entire team by a decent margin.

  • RexLibris

    McLaren, Holzer, Orr, Zach Boychuk, D’Amigo, Budaj, Veilleux, O’Brien, Janssen, Steve Bernier, Dalpe, and Jeff Schultz all on waivers today.

    McLaren, Holzer and Orr are the ones to watch for Flames fans. Leafs/Burke connection and they have some of that truculence stuff.

    • everton fc

      Perhaps we are on the dawn of a new age in professional hockey. Where the goons are gone, replaced by young guns like Ferland, Carroll, the type of player that can play, but will also defend his teammates. Sort of like a Gerard Gallant or Wendell Clark type. Can you really see McGrattan giving it to a guy like Corrado? Would be heinous. But Ferland, or Carroll, is fair. Hope I’m making sense.

      Looks like the end of the road for some on this list. Someone will snatch Bernier. Let’s hope Sven doesn’t end up like Boychuk.

  • Gaudfather

    Don’t understand all this hand wringing over Sven and Jooris being sent down. Let them both play lots of top line minutes in Addy and continue to work on and build their game.

    Sven did show improvement in camp this year – but he just turned 22 – so another year to develop and progress in Addy isn’t mis-managing him – let him show what he can do and give BB/BT no choice but to bring him up and stick either later this season or next.

    Same with Jooris – he put himself on everyone’s radar in camp – so keep working on his game and he may have a legit shot at the roster by next year – which even three months ago few people would have said.

    Earned not given – is something more likely determined over a period of months – rather than over two weeks in a training camp.

  • Kevin R

    Love the passion of a great debate. I kind of side with Wolf in that I think a spot or 2 should have been kept open for an ongoing competition of the spots with the several of decent prop sects we have knocking on the door.That said, BT is going to error on the side of caution while he goes through this evaluation process of all the kids floating in the pipe.Hence the move to keep Seto instead of Jooris or Sven. I get it, in all fairness we do need to give Management some NHL regular games & Seto a chance. Great debate & no right answer me thinks.

    Now I was reading the Herald today & enjoyed Kents piece & questioned a couple of his predictions, i.e. Schneider for Vezina? Really Kent? :-} Now that’s stepping out. But the article on Sven was bothering me. I am a big advocate of keeping him up & let him play through a few things & get his swagger back because I did not feel he had a presence on the ice that gave you the feel that this kid knows he’s good & you can just see it. Gaudreau has that swagger, Bennett does & so does Money. Sven has played well but so did Jooris. But Sven should have something more, something that makes everyone feel this kid is special. What disturbs me is his comments about not knowing what more he can do to break through. If I’m BT, I would be a bit uncomfortable. I believe in Sven, but I think this kid needs a change of scenery. His frustration is going to be his biggest obstacle to making it to the NHL with the Flames & I am not sure he can get past this as long as he’s a Flame. Arizona would be a perfect fit for a deal, because they have the same problem with Defensive kids pounding the door & not breaking through like we have at LW. I have no issue in moving him as long as the the return is a bluechip dman coming back.

  • Burnward

    Did anyone else take, “Earned not given” to basically calm the calls for the kids to play immediately?

    Seems to be much more diplomatic than saying, “You see what happened in Edmonton? Not happening here.”