Iginla Enters 2006-07 Season Skinnier Than Ever

Iginla Enters 2006-07 Season Skinnier Than Ever

This sounds like a tabloid piece but it isn’t. Fans should prepare to see a smaller Iginla take to the ice come opening day. Rumours have it Iginla has streamlined his body by eating nothing but power bars stuffed with prime rib…. [That doesn’t make any sense.] Nonetheless, Iggy is entering this campaign slim like the first days he came into the NHL. Now this I have a tough time believing, they say he only lost ten pounds and early…

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High Hopes for Tanguay In Calgary

High Hopes for Tanguay In Calgary

Training camp opens tomorrow, officially, but Alex Tanguay has been hanging out in Calgary for quite some time. When asked about how he prepared himself before coming into town weeks earlier to train with fellow Flames vets, Tanguay said, “I’m going to try to use certain assets of his [Iginla] game to hopefully enhance his play and enhance his scoring if we play together. We’re going to be looking for each other that’s for sure.” Rumour has Tanguay was asking…

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First Training Camp Cuts Announced

First Training Camp Cuts Announced

I guess you can’t say cut cause we still have rights to all these players. For these guys they were just here to report, get some training programs, and head back to their junior clubs. GM Darryl Sutter announced six players have been assigned. Defencemen: Brad Cole – Saskatoon (WHL) Jordan Henry – Red Deer (WHL) Forwards: John Armstrong – Plymouth (OHL) Hugo Carpentier – Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL) Devin Didiomete – Sudbury (OHL) Juuso Puustinen – Kamloops (WHL) The Flames now…

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FlamesForum.com Ready for 2006-2007

FlamesForum.com Ready for 2006-2007

Hello FlamesForum.com Fans! I can’t believe it, this Sunday the 17th pre-season opens against Bootuzzi and the Panthers. The line-up has changed, the coaching staff has changed, and FlamesForum.com has changed! As original FlamesForum users we’re going to bring you up to speed about the new and exciting changes we made throughout the summer to make FlamesForum the leading fan web site online. New To FlamesForum.com: Welcome to the new ownership! Dave and Barry are still owners but Barry is…

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75 Flames Games Televised 2006-2007 Season

75 Flames Games Televised 2006-2007 Season

It seems the 2004 playoff Stanley Cup run did some good. TV and Flames have combined for a leading 76 televised games. Leading as in we the fans haven’t seen TV coverage like this since the glory days (wait did they even have 76 games back then?). The schedule will break down as follows: 13 PPV games (all viewers who want to pay with cable/satellite) (Shaw Link to Schedule) 17 CBC games (all viewers with TV) (all eight Calgary v….

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Taratukhin Rumours Confirmed

Taratukhin Rumours Confirmed

The Flames have confirmed rumours by signing forward Andrei Taratukhin to a two-year entry level contract. Taratukhin recorded 24 points during the 2005-06 season with Yaroslavl Lokomotiv on nine goals and 15 assists while also accumulating 85 penalty minutes. No real word on his abilities in the real game, probably a year in Omaha will give him much needed exposure. 3rd Line Center we envision. The 23 year-old native of Omsk, Russia was originally drafted by the Flames in the…

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Keenan Resigns – Martin New GM

Keenan Resigns – Martin New GM

Was it Luongo for Bertuzzi or the signing of Belfour? Either or, bad moves on the whole, but why now? Florida announced in a statement Sunday that Mike Keenan has resigned from his front office post and has been replaced by head coach Jacques Martin. It is not clear what led to the move – made just days before the start of training camp. It may have been a case that it took this long to force Keenan out. Martin…

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For the First Time – Pre-Season Ticket Sell Out?

For the First Time – Pre-Season Ticket Sell Out?

The Calgary Flames have announced that 2006 pre-season tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 1st, starting at 10:00 a.m. Be the first to check out the new members of the Calgary Flames as Alex Tanguay, Jeff Friesen and Andrei Zyuzin make their Flames debut. Also, see goaltender Jamie McLennan join his old teammates as they prepare for the 2006-2007 NHL campaign. This pre-season your Calgary Flames will be taking on Todd Bertuzzi and the…

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Lombardi Finally Signed, All Players Under Contract

Lombardi Finally Signed, All Players Under Contract

Matthew Lombardi, the last standout for Flames signing, was signed to a one year deal worth just under 1 million. It seems Sutter has very high hopes for the the 24 year-old who played one game with the Omaha Ak-Sar-Ben Knights of the American Hockey League scoring two points but spen the rest of the season with the big boys. Lombardi scored 26 points during the 2005-06 season with the Flames on six goals and 20 assists. Lombardi appeared in…

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Flames Answer Bell – Eric Godard Signed

Flames Answer Bell – Eric Godard Signed

The toughness question was answered as Calgary signed free agent forward Eric Godard. The deal is believed to be a two way deal that enables Calgary to pay Godard a reduced salary when he plays with the Knights. Godard will likely be a call up to protect our stars while spending time in the minors helping do the same for the young stars. Godard played in his 3rd NHL season during the 2005-06 campaign posting 4 points and 115 penalty…

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