Midway Through

      Wednesday on ice sessions have wrapped up as Calgary Flames development camp continues at the Saddledome.  While it’s tough to get an accurate read watching drills and power skating, the FlamesNation crew continues to post their observations.  I’ve got thoughts on Mitch Wahl, Greg Nemisz and Tim Erixon (pictured) after today’s sessions.

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Dev. Camp – Day One Observations

  I attended both morning sessions for the forwards and defenders today, as well as a good portion of the mixed afternoon practice. Today was more about building some familiarity with the players overall and my observations will build as the week progresses. Obviously one day lacking any sort of game action is a poor…

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Flames Nation At Development Camp

  Pat Steinberg has already teed things up for the Flames Dev. Camp here. What he failed to mention was that both he and I will be in attendance throughout the week and we’ll endeavor to cover the proceedings from a number of angles. I plan to share my general thoughts from the bleachers while Pat will…

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Flames Hire Mental Development Coach Dave Paskevich

      According to Rob Kerr, the Flames have added a head shrinker to the club’s subtely changing front office this week. Doctor Dave Paskevich was previously an associate professor of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary. You can bet the Flames have interest in Paskevich thanks to the first item in the "current work"…

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Development Week

    Mikael Backlund headlines the list of players taking the ice starting Monday afternoon at the Saddledome, as the Calgary Flames get set for their annual development camp.  With 32 players attending, it’s a chance to see exactly where the Flames feeder system is at, and what we might be able to look forward…

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While you wait for the others…

                                     We’ve talked plenty around these parts about the summer the Flames have had thus far, but it seems like a good time to peruse the activities of Calgary’s Northwest brethren since season’s end. 

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Kent Wilson Goes Primetime: Part 2

  It was a meeting of the ages, as for the second time, FlamesNation superstar Kent Wilson joined FlamesNation…guy…Pat Steinberg on Fan 960 airwaves.  It happened at the fateful time of 1:45 pm Thursday afternoon, and the gold standard of radio was set for years to come.  None of that is true, other than Kent…

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July 22 News and Notes

                                     Another lovely week of summer has passed. Ah, sorry, I keep forgetting that many of you live in Calgary, where you’re merely on your 4th or 5th iteration of spring before fall shows up in a few weeks….

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Where is the Line?

      According to new Flames Assistant General Manager Jay Feaster, talks are not going at a promising pace when it comes to a new contract for defenceman Ian White.  It seems more and more likely that the two sides will end up meeting on July 30th in Toronto for salary arbitration.  What that…

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Ways To Improve the Offense: Draw More Penalties

  There’s no secret the primary (lone?) area of concern for the Flames heading into next year is scoring. Calgary finished with the second least amount of goals during the regular season, with their 201 total narrowly beating out the Boston Bruins (196). With an offense that inept, improvement is going to have come from multiple…

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Is There a Fit?

Kent wrote a great piece last week analyzing Calgary’s strength and depth on the blueline, asserting that decisions will need to be made ahead of opening night in October.  Well, another wrinkle was added on Sunday afternoon when the Flames announced the signing of Matt Pelech to a one year contract.  Now my question is…how…

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