December 10 2013 10:09AM
That video tribute to Jarome Iginla is brilliant. If you've got half an hour to kill, this is a million times better than that episode of the Big Bang Theory you were planning to watch, so do yourself a favour and peep this instead, Citizens. Big ups to Anthony Cook, who is quite a terrific media distributor for Flames fans wanting Flames goodness, for compiling this tome.
It, literally, figuratively, and metaphorically, is TIME. Tonight is the night. This game has been marked down on the calendar of every Flames fan since they released the schedule and assuming any Flames fan still uses an actual calendar and not the much, much better Google version on their phone.
Your Calgary Flames sit 6th in the Pacific Division, ahead of only the woefully hilarious Edmonton Oilers, and do not look poised to be fighting for a playoff spot. The foe tonight: The Boston Bruins, a ferocious pack of Bear-Man hockey players with aspirations of Stanley, an Eastern Conference anxiety that presents itself but twice this season. Optically, this game could not be more meaningless. But for Flames fans, this is a game that we all know we'll never forget, no matter what happens. Why is this, of all games, such a big deal?
Because the King is back, baby. Big Daddy Jarome is chillin' in the Dome!
November 30 2013 12:04PM
And we're right back at it, Citizens.
After an, uh, underwhelming performance against the Ducks of Anaheim who still thrive off playing your Calgary Flames since that day in 2004 when then Duck and fledgling wizard Ilya Bryzgalov placed a curse on the Flames decreeing that they would never win in Anaheim again, the team travels about 10 feet southeast to the Staples Center to face off against the Los Angeles Kings.
Ah yes, California. The place where dreams are born, made and crushed. Sunshine, wineries, Hollywood stars, eating disorders, hybrid cars, breast implants and quality hockey teams permeate the lush landscape of the Pacific West Coast, and it's the back end of a quick road trip for the Flames (and their fathers!), one which we're unsure of if they want to end.
As Flames fans who are not on the trip and getting to experience the state, we do. We want it to end.
November 08 2013 04:05PM
One night after some bad luck, bad personnel decisions, and a solid young hockey team dealt your Calgary Flames their second loss out of three games on their current road swing, the boys in white will do it all over again 24 hours later as they sled into Denver for a date with the equally young and equally good Colorado Avalanche.
While this may not be the division rival it once was, it's still a contest with some intrigue, which I'm sure I will mention at some point over the course of this FGD, and thusly convince you in the end that it is a hockey game you should watch.
Because that's what we're here for in the end, isn't it? How else are you going to spend your Friday night? In the company of your friends and loved ones in delightful social situations that one day you'll look back upon fondly? YEAH RIGHT BUDDY. It's hockey night, and that's all that matters in your otherwise devoid of meaning "life".
November 07 2013 08:33AM
Okay, so last week, at a time when everything discussed in today's podcast was relevant, unlike today, where it is not, Arik, Azevedo, and yours truly sat down (uh, totally in the same room) and discussed the sujet du jour surrounding your Calgary Flames.
We, with open minds and noble hearts, discuss heavy topics such as the Flames' new third jersey, whether or not Dion Phaneuf knows how to dress himself, the baffling usage of the Thug Twins and Mikael Backlund, Curtis Glencross' leadership ability, and whether or not Tim Harrison really does exist.
Furthermore, there are some now hilariously irrelevant predictions for the week ahead (as in, games that have already been played)
October 30 2013 04:03PM
Tonight is the night, Citizens. It's them. They are in town.
They may have taken Doug Gilmour. They may have given us Jamal Mayers Syndrome. They may come from a market with a suffocatingly delusional fanbase and irritating "local" media. They might have Sloth as a coach and Chunk might be their best player. They might have a nitwit General Manager with the foresight of the entire city of Troy. They are the most overhyped, overrated, grammatically incorrectiest, laughable, loathable, loseable, suckiest bunch of sucks who ever sucked that never do anything of any consequence but still get more attention than Miley Cyrus no matter where they go. They are the New york Jets of hockey. The Paul Stanley of Puck.
We hate them.
But tonight, they are in our barn. They are the Toronto Maple Leafs, and brother, they are going down.