February 26 2015 07:00AM
Two things are often said about the National Hockey League's trade deadline.
Outside of the NHL Draft, the trade deadline is the busiest time of the year for general managers and scouting departments. Teams make many, many moves at the deadline. And as Flames president of hockey operations Brian Burke is fond of saying – teams make many mistakes at the deadline, as well.
Over the next couple days, we'll take a look at the history relevant to this season's trade deadline. We start off with a look at the trade deadline activity for the Calgary Flames over the past five deadlines and selected dates from the franchise's past.
February 26 2015 02:10AM
Potentially terrible news, everybody!
As mentioned in the tail end of the post-gamer earlier tonight, Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano left tonight's game with an injury. He didn't return. Granted, he took a tumble while tangled up with Steve Bernier (on a play that led to an empty-net goal) with 40 seconds remaining in the game, and there wouldn't be much of a point to him returning in that situation anyway.
February 25 2015 11:24PM
Just over 24 hours ago, the Calgary Flames played a structured game against the New York Rangers. They lost, partially because they didn't adapt their structure to adjust for what the Rangers did, and partially because the Rangers are a much better hockey club.
Tonight, against a New Jersey Devils team that's a bit less terrifying than the Rangers, the Flames managed to learn from the previous night, adapt and attack, and came away with a crucial 3-1 victory to even their road trip thus far at one win and one loss.
Here's how it went down at the Prudential Center this evening.
February 25 2015 01:00PM
After a loss last night in the Big Apple, the Calgary Flames have trekked across the Hudson River into Newark, New Jersey, as they'll face the New Jersey Devils tonight.
The Flames? They're hoping to get back into a playoff spot with a win. The Devils? With some shoddy play by the Bruins of late - including blowing a 3-0 lead on the road to some Canadian team a few games back - the Devils have clawed back into a stone's throw of the playoffs. It's a battle of two teams desperate for playoff contention tonight at the Prudential Center!
The puck drops at 5:30pm MT and you can catch all the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!
February 25 2015 11:00AM
As usual, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman dropped a few interesting nuggets of information in his 30 Thoughts column this morning. A handful of them related to Calgary's Curtis Glencross and his status as we approach Monday's trade deadline.