December 21 2013 08:46AM
A day and a half removed from a tough OT loss against the Detroit Red Wings, the Calgary Flames (13-16-6) will face-off against the star-studded Penguins of Pittsburgh (26-10-1) in an early afternoon affair.
The Penguins are Kate Upton hot right now. They have won six straight games and are 9-1-0 in their last ten games. Their recent run has catapulted them into 3rd place and they are now nipping at the heels of Chicago and Anaheim for 1st place overall. Impressively, they have positioned themselves among the league's best despite superstars James Neal, Kris Letang and Eugene Malkin all having missed significant time this season.
December 18 2013 12:56PM
-piv via insidehockey
Since Brian Burke has taken over and emphasized a need to get bigger, the Flames fan base has mixed reviews on whether or not they are on board with this notion. With this in mind and after a recent request from FN reader Matthew Kutarna, we're going to have a look at size as it relates to impact players.
Kent talked at great length about the issue of "getting bigger" yesterday. A sticking point of the article is that teams should not be getting bigger for the sake of getting bigger. Rather, teams should be focused on getting skilled rather than bigger and not the other way around. If the skill comes with size that's an obvious double threat that any fan would welcome with open arms.
December 14 2013 03:37PM
-Thanks to Retro ReDesign for the pic
In this outrageously early afternoon affair, we saw the 30th placed Sabres host the 26th placed Flames. The game between these two juggernauts was as you might expect ... mediocre with very little highlight reel plays. Until the third period anyways. In the end, the Flames came out victorious, in overtime, over the Sabres.
December 12 2013 01:29PM
- stick tap to @Notbaertschi for grabbing this beauty.
The Flames are two days removed from an emotional game against the Bruins on Tuesday, that saw the return of Jarome Iginla to the Saddledome for the first time since he was traded last Spring. After the emotions settled after a raucous ovation to start things off, the Bruins eventually got their game going in the 3rd period, beating the Flames 2-1.
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.