February 24 2009 10:51AM
The Columbus Franchise did two notable things recently that have turned the team from a weak sister into an up-and-comer: replaced Doug MacLean with Scott Howson and hired Ken Hitchcock.
February 19 2009 10:14AM
From December to the end of January, the Flames lost just five games in regulation. Their record was an astonishing 16-5-3, a win % of 66.7.
February 17 2009 12:45PM
I hate playing the Vancouver Canucks. Partially because they've been an eminently hate-able team for a long time.
February 14 2009 02:02PM
Despite playing some lousy hockey in the prior two games, Flames have the chance to escape this 3 game sojourn with a 5 of a possible 6 points this evening. A good measure of the Flames "success" in California was had thanks to Miikka Kiprusoff, who looked something like the Vezina winner he once was. Some other guys played well enough to rise above the team's mediocrity - Sarich, Bourque, maybe Glencross - but it's going to take a vastly superior effort on the most part if the Flames are to regain the the form that saw them kick the league around in December and January.
February 12 2009 02:15PM
Even if the Flames weren't mediocre on the road and lousy at back-to-backs (they are and...they are), the Los Angeles Kings aren't a guaranteed two points anymore. In fact, I consider them a burgeoning heavy-weight that is probably a season or two out from making noise in the league.