Flames call up Baertschi and the Wolf

Kent Wilson
January 26 2015 12:08PM

Speak of the devil and he shall arrive! This morning in Random Thoughts I noted that David Wolf would be an interesting call-up for the Flames and soon after the club made it so by recalling him with Sven Baertschi and Tyler Wotherspoon. 

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: All-Star Break Edition

Thomas Drance
January 26 2015 11:48AM

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They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Random Thoughts - January 26 2015

Kent Wilson
January 26 2015 09:00AM

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It's almost February and the Flames are still hanging around the post-season picture. That means, absent a disastrous February, they may not be ardent sellers come the trade deadline in early March. In fact, they may be buyers! Which, of course, goes a bit against the grain of the current overarching focus of the organization. While making the play-offs is always preferable to not, it would nevertheless be foolish to start selling off quality future assets for deadline rentals given where this club is in their rebuild cycle.

That said, maybe there are a few incremental improvements that management could pursue that would aid the future without harming the present? 

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First Star, Worst Star: January 25th, 2015

jeanshorts
January 25 2015 02:08PM

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First Star. Worst Star. All-Star. All-Star Weekend. It's the All-Star Weekend Edition of First Star, Worst Star! 

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All-Star Game-Day: Team Toews (Giordano, Gaudreau) vs. Team Foligno (3pm MT, CBC)

Ryan Pike
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).

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