February 14 2011 08:19AM
It’s time again for a collection of the news of the week, both Flames-related and otherwise. In this instalment, Calgary hits a slight rough patch, the first worthwhile trades are made, and Mario Lemieux has an attack of the vapours.
February 08 2011 04:45PM
This recent reversal by the Flames has lead to all sorts of rationales being mooted for the uptick in results, from a happier atmosphere in the aftermath of Darth Sutter's removal to just being lucky and plenty of things in between. There's every possibility that every and any of those sorts of explanations are at least partly at the root of the 13-3-4 run that Calgary finds itself on, but it's the role of fortune that interests me most, and why it seemed time for a little deeper look at the Flames since they went to Dallas on December 23rd.
February 07 2011 12:34AM
The most serious charge which can be brought against New England is not Puritanism but February.
Joseph Wood Krutch
We've hit the final two months, and the NHL season has become a bit more interesting, with tight standings and injury news seemingly having almost every team on edge. In this week's look at matters around the league, the Flames return home for yet another crucial stretch, an improbable comeback story is a go in Denver and the Steel City suffers losses in more ways than one or two.
February 05 2011 10:20AM
The Flames return home to meet a team that has been one of the hardest clubs to figure over the first two-thirds of the season. Los Angeles has the outward appearance of a club that should be home and cooled out, simply waiting for the post-season, and yet they're scuffling around with the rest of the pack in the ridiculous West. Strange year, isn't it?
February 01 2011 07:25AM
Real hockey returns after a nice diversion of a weekend in North Carolina, and the Flames are back to work in another Southern locale. Tonight's foe is a familiar one, and despite their shiny record I have the same sorts of questions about their authenticity I did eight days ago.