December 05 2013 02:20PM
So about this time last December I arranged something with college hockey site BC Interruption so Flames fans could get their hands on Gaudrey Baker t-shirts. Because at the time, fourth round pick and smallest player ever chosen by the Flames organization, Johnny Gaudreau was tearing up College hockey.
December 05 2013 09:48AM
1. The World Junior decision and what it means
So the Flames aren't allowing Sean Monahan to go to World Junior, and it's something about which I am of two minds.
On the one hand it's probably nice for a 19-year-old kid to get a crack at playing in a tournament like that. But moreover I think it gets back to that whole argument of what's best for a player's development; at this point we know what he's going to get in Calgary: 16 minutes a night and power play time.
December 04 2013 11:47PM
The Flames returned to the dome after a brief road trip to California that saw them go 1 and 1. They won Saturday against LA in a tight checking affair and came into tonight with high hopes of winning their second straight game, a feat they haven't reached for nearly two months.
December 04 2013 12:07PM
Now that the Flames have returned from a back-to-back road trip that saw them get obliterated in Anaheim and snatch two points in tinsel-town, the local heroes return home, all of them just finishing their friending of Mr. Cammalleri on their myspaces and Calgaryplanets.
Tonight's game features the Pacific Division's most inexpensive team to purchase, the Glendale Coyotes. The 'Yotes are just coming off of laying a conversion-less touchdown on our dear northern kinfolk and if the Flames aren't careful, a similar fate could await them.
I know you are all absolutely dreading being subjected to another Flames home-game against the Coyotes and frankly, I don't blame you. The past 4000 of these games have been Godfather III. However, tonight's game features the return of Captain Gio, so it will be worth it just to watch for that.
December 04 2013 08:57AM
Ah, November. The first month of regression. A lot of the Flames hopefuls got out to tremendous starts in October and although the numbers are still very healthy, many have come back down to earth a little. Except Johnny Gaudreau, of course.
Go here for a primer on NHLE. Otherwise, hit the jump.