September 15 2015 03:00PM
Our latest entry in the All-Time Flames Team is probably one of the most underrated National Hockey League Players of all-time. And stop me if you've heard this one.
A smaller player with incredible offensive talent and a fair amount of fearlessness in the corners, this player plied his trade with the NCAA's Boston College Eagles before an NHL club took a chance on him. His name? Joe Mullen.
September 15 2015 01:15PM
Out east, the folks in Toronto seem to be waning on the idea of bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. After all, developing and submitting a bit would cost some money, and being that we're in a recession, they probably don't want to put too many of their eggs in one basket.
But out west? Well, a report by Postmedia's Vicki Hall earlier today indicated something both eyebrow-raising (but not the least bit surprising) - there's some work being done in Calgary on a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.
September 15 2015 09:00AM
Bob McKenzie was in Penticton this past weekend. While TSN didn't cover the Young Stars Classic tournament in astounding depth, McKenzie did have a chance to chat with the general managers in attendance.
Of note for Flames fans was McKenzie's 31-minute chat with Brad Treliving. While we heartily encourage you to watch the entire thing, as McKenzie is a great interviewer and Treliving has a tendency to reveal a lot with his lengthy answers, we attempted to distill the half-hour into five digestible morsels.
September 14 2015 08:22PM
For the third straight contest at the Young Stars Classic tournament, the Calgary Flames opened the scoring. For the second straight game, the Flames had a heck of a time holding a lead. Tonight, in the final game of the tournament, the host Vancouver Canucks battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to force overtime. Then they won in a pretty entertaining 3-on-3 overtime via a Jake Virtanen break-away goal.
The Flames finish the tournament with a regulation win, a regulation loss and an overtime loss - finishing exactly at .500 at the event.
September 14 2015 05:19PM
Hockey is a results-oriented business. After a pair of strong outings for the Calgary Flames at the 2015 Young Stars Classic, defender Rasmus Andersson has been rewarded with an entry-level contract.
Per the CBA, it's a three-year deal for the 18-year-old product of Malmo, Sweden.