January 25 2015 10:00AM
It's a special Sunday in the National Hockey League, as it's time for the (somewhat-)annual NHL All-Star Game!
This year's edition takes place in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena, and pits two arbitrarily selected teams of All-Stars against one another. Tonight's game is notable for two reasons. First: a bazillion NHL superstars are absent - including Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Second: two Calgary Flames players are represented at the All-Star Game, and both conveniently on the same team.
The puck drops at 3pm MT and you can catch the game on CBC (with Dave Randorf and Garry Galley on the call).
January 25 2015 07:00AM
David Wolf had himself a heckuva weekend for the baby Flames.
It's the all-star break in NHL land and the fantasy draft was way, way more enjoyable than I think anyone was expecting. Probably because seemingly every single player (and one Russian even moreso) was life-chat drunk throughout the event. Also, the hosts seemed determined to suck the fun entirely out of the room the entire time. Good fun!
Anywho, here's a quick summary of how the Adirondack Flames did over the weekend in a pair of games against the Rochester Americans.
January 24 2015 10:30AM
We're firmly nestled in the four-day mid-season break that is the All-Star Break! While that may not provide us with anything meaningful to discuss, as the All-Star Break is mostly an excuse for the NHL to hang out with sponsors and have a fun weekend in a random NHL market, it does provide us with a break from in-game action to take a deep breath and see what's what.
So let's discuss Calgary's possession game.
Nation World HQ
January 24 2015 07:29AM
As you know, our friends at The Royal Half have created a weekly segment known as the Pacific War Room… It's a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the
best and brightest bloggers who cover the Pacific Division teams. Well, the writers have spent another week smashing their faces on their keyboards in the hopes that something would come out, and here we are. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Pacific War Room.
January 23 2015 10:22PM
Earlier today, the hockey world was abuzz that Johnny Gaudreau, one of the most popular young players in the United States (for his collegiate success with Boston College) and already one of the most popular young stars in Canada, would be playing in the NHL All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Sidney Crosby.
It fit, and it made complete sense that Gaudreau would slide in. Excitement followed.
Apparently that decision was 100% final when everyone got all excited about it, and once the horses were out of the proverbial barn, the NHL decided that he wouldn't play after all.