April 28 2014 04:49PM
The Calgary Flames made a splash today, naming Brad Treliving as the 7th general manager in club history. Tonight at 7pm MT, join your pals at FlamesNation as we sit down to discuss the big move.
April 28 2014 08:56AM
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Calgary Flames have their man.
PHX asst GM Brad Treliving has been hired as GM of the Calgary Flames.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 28, 2014
April 27 2014 09:33AM
Hockey clubs will always have a few bad games over the course of a season. Good teams both limit these bad games in number, and in timing, so that they don't happen at key times.
The Abbotsford Heat had a bad game on Saturday night.
They lost 7-2 to the Grand Rapids Griffins to go down 2-0 in their best-of-five Calder Cup opening round contest. Game 3 goes Wednesday in Grand Rapids. (Games 4 and 5 would also be in Grand Rapids, so they have quite the hill to climb.)
April 26 2014 09:51AM
The Flames missed the playoffs. It sucks. But the Abbotsford Heat made the playoffs. That's pretty cool. The downside is that a lot fewer people will see the games as would've seen Calgary in the playoffs. Heck, perhaps because of the scrambly nature of the AHL game, fans would've been more entertained by the Heat playoff games than they would by the hypothetical Flames games.
We'll never know.
But Game 1 of the Abbotsford/Grand Rapids series was one of the best back-and-forth games of ice hockey I've seen in quite some time. With 33 seconds left in the second overtime period, Ryan Sproul's point shot eluded Joni Ortio and sent the Griffins back to the hotel with a 2-1 win and a 1-0 series lead.
Game 2 goes Saturday night at 8pm MT on TeamRadio.ca and AHL Live.
April 25 2014 08:30AM
The playoffs begin tonight for a few Flames players, as the AHL's Abbotsford Heat - Calgary's top farm team - faces the Grand Rapids Griffins in round one of the Calder Cup playoffs! Game one goes at 8pm MT on TeamRadio.ca (radio) and AHL Live (paid webcast).