February 05 2014 03:30PM
It's an off-day today and the hockey world is a bit quiet. Since the trade deadline is coming up fast after the Olympic Break, I thought it might be prudent to take a look at what the Flames have in their cupboards that other teams may want.
As you may expect, what the Flames move and what they get back may depend on how desperate other teams are for positional depth.
February 04 2014 09:25PM
The Calgary Flames began their last three games before the Olympics tonight in Montreal. Despite a pretty solid 60 minutes of hockey, they came away with zero goals and zero points in the standings.
Ultimately, the play of the two goaltenders - Montreal's Carey Price and Calgary's Reto Berra - was excellent and a couple bounces determined the victor. (Spoiler: It was Montreal.)
The Flames five-game winning streak has been snapped. Here's how it happened.
February 04 2014 02:48PM
Is Weiss playing tonight? Good work Montreal, you're just like us now— Ol' Flooby (@bookofloob) February 4, 2014
The Calgary Flames visit La Belle Provence tonight for another instalment of the classic Flames rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. The teams have met once this year (Calgary won), as well as in two Stanley Cup Finals series (they split them) and a Heritage Classic (Calgary won).
In terms of direct connections, Flames coach Bob Hartley was also interviewing for the Montreal vacancy when he was hired here, and Mike Cammalleri used to play in Montreal. Habs forwards Rene Bourque and Brandon Prust used to be Flames. So much history! And the games between the two clubs are generally spirited affairs, a rarity for clubs that so infrequently play each other.
Tonight's edition of the Battle of Teams Whose Logos Look Similar If You Squint kicks off at 5:30pm MT on Sportsnet.
February 03 2014 04:23PM
After a rocky few weeks, it's a pretty decent period here in the world of the Calgary Flames. The big club won three in a row, the minor league team is getting back on a bit of a roll, and many prospects are continuing to have good seasons.
Here's your weekly catch-up!
February 03 2014 10:44AM
The Calgary Flames made three announcements today.
- F Ben Street has cleared waivers and has been returned to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat.
- G Karri Ramo has an MCL injury. No word yet on severity or timelines.
- G Joni Ortio has been recalled from the AHL to replace Ramo.
Ramo's not yet on the IR, so Street had to head down to open a roster spot for Ortio to use. If Ramo is placed on the IR, I'd expect the club to bring up another forward from Abbotsford.