August 22 2011 08:36AM
As part of th upcoming "Yay! Optimism!" series, we'll be putting together a number of articles on Mark Giordano whose unlikely meteoric rise through the Flames depths charts these last few years is one of th best stories in the NHL. An undrafted junior from the OHL, Giordano was a training camp try-out away from becoming an accountant. Now he's a $4M+ per year NHL defender and future assistant captain of the Calgary Flames (probably).
August 21 2011 09:31PM
It's been a big summer for the Nations. We've added some stellar talent to Leafs Nation, Canucks Army and Flames Nation. We had five writers at the draft and managed to debut Flames Nation radio. Oilers Nation radio has grown in audience with each iteration. And the return of the Jets allowed us to add the newest member site to the network.
August 19 2011 10:15AM
After an extended contributor search, we have finally settled on the newest voice to join the cast here at FN. It wasn't an easy choice and I spent a lot of time deliberating over the many quality submissions we received. But in the end we have settled on...Vintage Flame!
August 18 2011 10:16AM
We wrap up the "mediocrity" series today by taking a look at some of the Flames underlying numbers against some of the best in the league. Previously Kevin Hatch investigated the Flames winning percentages against the various tiers in the league and showed us the team really struggled against the big boys - even during the hallowed second-half run (in fact, their winning percentage went down against the top-four clubs).
August 17 2011 07:52AM
The entries have been received and posted and now it's time to pick the winners. We actually received interest from even more people than appeared here, but I had to limit the number of posts to something managable. When I put out the question of a new contributor on twitter, I had no idea the potential response. Thanks to everyone who applied and all those of you you who took time to not only submit an article but also read, reply and vote on them.