February 21 2014 09:07AM
Canada is the putative favourite but the Americans have had the best results in the tournament so far. The winner with be showered with praise. The loser with be taunted and booed until my throat is sore!
Add your cheers and/or lamentations below.
February 19 2014 03:11PM
What we learned - Latvia could at least beat the Oilers.— Kent Wilson (@Kent_Wilson) February 19, 2014
There's always a silver lining, right?
Anyways, how does everyone feel about the Canada/US semi's given Canada's scoring problems?
February 19 2014 11:33AM
Last April I did a comparison between Johnny Gaudreau and Nathan Gerbe. It's a fairly natural one to draw - Gerbe is the smallest player in the NHL (5'6", 175), came up through the same Boston College system and was a Hobey Baker award finalist in his 20-21 year old college season.
February 14 2014 09:40AM
Once the Olympics are over all that's left for the Flames is the trade deadline and then to play out the string. The Buffalo Sabres currently lead the race to the bottom by a near insurmountable margin - they trail the Edmonton Oilers by 9 points and the Flames/Panthers by 13. No one is catching them.
It's a two horse race for draft position in the West between the Alberta squads. Calgary has two games in hand and four more points than the Oilers. Edmonton has had a decent last 10-game stretch recently, going 5-3-2, but it is mostly a mirage - their possession numbers continue to stink and it has only been 40+ save performances from Ben Scrivens delivering them a few "W's" recently.
February 03 2014 07:10AM
With five goals and eight points in his last four games, Mikael Backlund has finally arrived as a player of note in the minds of the general Calgary fanship.
His offensive outburst couldn't have come at a better time for the organization: had Backlund continue to struggle to put up points, I have no doubt Calgary would have looked into moving him, either at the deadline or in the off-season. A dry spell could still happen, of course, which would leave the possibility of a trade open, but putting together a seemingly dominant stretch like this one will at least give the decision makers pause.