One player during the pre-saeson stood out as a guy who came into camp that was game to play. He wanted a spot on the roster and he got one... just maybe in a little while.
Dustin Boyd, leading pre-season scorer, was assigned to Quad city today...why?? Well the Answer is because Rhett Warrener is on injured reserve and until he can be declared a long term injury where he doesn't count towards the cap or sent down they needed to clear space for the opening night roster.
You have to feel for sutin Boyd in this situation, his two way contract is a yoke around his neck and he did everything he could to shake it. He deserves his shot and when Rhett is sorted out he will get it.
On another note, judging by the line combos in practice, Eric Nystrom and Brandon Prust will not be in the line up against Vancouver. In my opinion that is letting Vancouver off the hook and is showing Keenans reluctance to use young players, it's frustrating to watch as Nystrom is one of the best forecheckers the Flames have and also one of the best penalty killers. Prust is a player that could have been used to draw some much needed penalties as well.
I would much prefer Nystrom to Primeau on the checking line because Nystrom can actually score.