CALGARY FLAMES NEWS AND RUMORS

Preseason game scores through 3 games

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2016-10-01

Embed from Getty Images We're four games into the preseason. It's hard to really suss out exactly what's happening with the sheer number of bodies at Calgary Flames camp, even after the many cuts that have been made. In an effort to separate the signal from the statistical noise, we're going to be taking a look at game scores from Calgary's preseason games to see how the players in the various camp battles stack up against each other.Who's doing well? Who's struggling? Who's stuck in the mucky middle?

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Tkachuk comes off the canvas to score winner for Flames against Canucks

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2016-10-01

There was a scare. And later, a celebration. Calgary Flames top prospect Matthew Tkachuk was pasted awkwardly into the boards during the second period of Friday’s exhibition date with the Vancouver Canucks, and you could almost hear the crunch of fingernails among the fan-base as the first-round prize beelined directly to the locker-room in obvious pain. The Saddledome faithful breathed a sigh of relief when the 18-year-old left-winger returned to the bench, then roared when he shovelled a puck across the line on a power-play for his first pre-season tally. That greasy goal turned out to be the game-winner as the hosts scratched out a 2-1 victory over the Canucks, who left most of their bi

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Brett Kulak eyes an NHL opportunity for the second season in a row

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2016-10-01

Embed from Getty Images On the last day of the 2014-15 season, Brett Kulak became an interesting part of history. The product of the Western Hockey League's Vancouver Giants became the first player from the Calgary Flames' 2012 NHL Draft class to play a big league game. His game 82 opportunity was followed by a longer apprenticeship with a predictable end date; he was an injury replacement for the puck-moving defender T.J. Brodie to begin the 2015-16 season and was returned to the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat when Brodie was ready to return.This season, the season-long injury to Ladislav Smid has created an opportunity for a fresh face to make a case for full-time employment on

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Flames Topple Canucks 2-1

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2016-10-01

Troy Brouwer and Matthew Tkachuk lead the way in the Flames preseason victory. Calgary Flames 2 Vancouver Canucks 1 1st Period The Flames took down the Vancouver Canucks in their fourth preseason game of the season by the score of 2-1. One of Calgary's newest acquisitions, Troy Brouwer got the Flames on the board early with his first goal of the preseason. At 6:08 in the first period Brouwer set himself up in the slot and took a feed and buried the puck in the net to put the Flames up 1-0. Sam Bennett and Mark Giordano picked up the helpers. The rest of the first was fairly tame. Calgary had multiple PP opportunities, but came up empty. 2nd Period The second period saw Vancouver app

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Tkachuk comes off the canvas to score winner for Flames against Canucks

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2016-10-01

There was a scare.

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Post-Game: Flames edge Canucks 2-1

Source: Flames Nation
Date: 2016-10-01

Embed from Getty Images Exhibition hockey is rarely picturesque. Heck, it's often "bowling shoe ugly," and the best everyone involved can hope for is no injuries and for some positive signs. For the Calgary Flames, they managed to defeat the Vancouver Canucks at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday night in a rather disjointed 2-1 affair. But they got another strong performance from Brian Elliott and their de facto top line.Here's how it went down in Calgary's fourth pre-season contest of this season.

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Former Blues Brouwer, Elliott lead Flames over Canucks

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2016-10-01

CALGARY — Troy Brouwer had a goal and an assist and Brian Elliott was solid in net as the two former Blues led the Calgary Flames to 2-1 pre-season victory on Friday night over the Vancouver Canucks. After helping St. Louis to the Western Conference final last year, both changed addresses over the summer — Brouwer as a free agent and Elliott via trade. After Brouwer scored the only goal of the first period, Matthew Tkachuk knocked a rebound of a Brouwer deflection past Richard Bachman to put Calgary ahead 2-1 at 14:34 of the second. It was the first pre-season goal for the Flames’ sixth-overall pick from June’s NHL draft. Sam Bennett, the third member of t

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Hitmen veterans eager to share NHL camp experiences with teammates

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2016-10-01

Beck Malenstyn learned a lot at his first National Hockey League training camp with the Washington Capitals. Now back with the Calgary Hitmen, the 18-year-old forward is hoping to pass along some of that knowledge to his teammates. “As a younger guy going into camp, it was a successful experience for me and it was great,” said Malenstyn, who was selected in the fifth round, 145th overall, of last June’s NHL Draft by the Capitals. “I think the biggest thing is just the preparation and taking care of your body. “You see how committed those guys are that have been playing in the league for 14, 15 years. They obviously know what it takes. You just see the care they take of their bodies

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Flames goalie prospect Tyler Parsons rewarded with pre-season audition

Source: Calgary Herald
Date: 2016-10-01

Family and friends had a few days to upgrade software, beef up browsers and sort out any other technical glitches. Tyler Parsons, puck-stopping prospect for the Calgary Flames, was once again prepping for his pre-season debut at hockey’s highest level. Back home in Michigan, the 19-year-old figured his personal fan club would be ready, too. “I was supposed to play (Monday), but I got a little bug,” Parson said prior to Friday’s late date with the Vancouver Canucks at the Saddledome. “They were all trying to load the live-stream on the Calgary Flames page, but it wasn’t working so they were freaking out. I’ve probably got a few text messages on my phone wondering where they can

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Maple Leafs’ odds to make playoffs remain slim

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2016-10-01

The arrival of top draft pick Auston Matthews at Toronto Maple Leafs training camp has fans of the team hoping for a return to the NHL playoffs this season. While Matthews is joined by top prospects William Nylander and Mitch Marner, and new starting goaltender Frederik Andersen, the Maple Leafs remain a long +250 wager to make the playoffs this season at Sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Maple Leafs finished dead last in the NHL last season, with their 29 victories marking their lowest full-season win total since the 1990-91 campaign. Toronto is expected to climb out of the basement this season, but with -325 odds of missing the postseason for the 11th time in the past 12 years, L

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Flames vs Canucks: Projected Lines

Source: Matchsticks and Gasoline
Date: 2016-09-30

Tyler Parsons and Brian Elliott get the call between the pipes tonight. Here’s your projected lines for the Flames tonight as they take on the Vancouver Canucks. FORWARDS Matthew Tkachuk - Sam Bennett - Troy Brouwer Hunter Shinkaruk - Matt Stajan - Micheal Ferland Chris Higgins - Freddie Hamilton - Alex Chiasson Morgan Klimchuk - Mark Jankowski - Garnet Hathaway DEFENCEMEN Mark Giordano - Dougie Hamilton Oliver Kylington - Dennis Wideman Tyler Wotherspoon - Deryk Engelland GOALTENDER Brian Elliott Tyler Parsons

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Showdown with Canucks a test for Flames forward Chris Higgins

Source: The Calgary Sun
Date: 2016-09-30

Perhaps, Chris Higgins can convince one of his former pals to take a dive.For the 33-year-old winger to turn a training-camp tryout into a contract offer from the Calgary Flames, he will need to prove his prowess on the penalty-kill.

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