November 26 2012 08:39AM
The American populace celebrated Thanksgiving, which didn't really impact Flames prospects except for a Portland Winterhawks matinee on Black Friday. Anyhoo, the Heat went down to Texas and Calgary's college prospects went into battle against those stuffed shirts in the Ivy League.
November 22 2012 03:16PM
There's no CBA. The situation sucks, but fear not. There is still hockey to enjoy. All but two Flames prospects are in action this weekend, with Matthew Deblouw's Michigan State Spartans and Coda Gordon's Swift Current Broncos getting a break.
As for everyone else? Here's the weekly rundown.
November 21 2012 10:13AM
About two years ago, the Calgary Flames had a bit of a problem.
Star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff had gotten up in years and was turning 34 years old. People began to openly wonder how long Kiprusoff could continue carrying the club on his back, net-minding wise. Unfortunately, the Flames didn't have much in the tank for up-and-coming goalies, save for maybe Leland Irving, who was struggling to cement himself as a number-one netminder in the AHL.
Flash forward to late 2012, and things are a bit more complicated and arguably a bit rosier for the organization.
November 20 2012 03:35PM
Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from the age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors. Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.
Next up is Jon Gillies.
November 19 2012 09:35AM
As American Thanksgiving looms upon us mere Canadians – and with it, the opportunity for big, big savings on Black Friday – hockey continues to chug along. Every single Flames prospect was in action this weekend. Here's how they're looking in mid-to-late November.