August 03 2011 10:57AM
(This article is the first submission in the FN contributor search. Please add your cheers and jeers in the comments. Make sure to keep things impersonal and constructive, however. Personal attacks will not be tolerated).
By Scott Lepp**
The title of this blog represents two different ways of looking at the Calgary Flames heading into the 2011/2012 campaign. On one hand, the team was hotter than a two-dollar pistol during much of the 2nd-half of the season and some poorly timed injuries hurt that push late in the year, leading to the team falling just short of the playoffs. Had they continued at that torrid pace, they might have been a difficult team to face in the 1st round. They enter this year with a similar lineup; itching to make that push to the post-season.
August 02 2011 05:30PM
So we've entered the dreadful slow days of August. The lack of news and the warm weather combine to form the very worst days for NHL hockey coverage. Fear not, however, we here at FN have plans to find a way to keep the site lively.
August 01 2011 11:09AM
New Jersey beat writer Tom Gulitti reports today that the Devils have put both Trent Hunter and Colin White on waivers, with the intent of buying both out. Both remain useful NHLers, but for the Flames purposes Colin White is the more interesting target.
July 30 2011 05:49AM
Yesterday I floated the notion that we here at FN would appreciate some new blood on twitter. The response was fairly strong, so I decided to run with the idea.
July 28 2011 10:05AM
As we continue to discuss (and argue about) the various reasons why the Flames are perpetually middling, it makes sense to start suggesting some solutions to the problem. A little while ago, I wrote that Calgary should target Steven Stamkos with an offer sheet. Perhaps a more realistic strategy would be to aggressively pursue one Zach Parise when he becomes an unrestriced free agent a year from now.