Jay Feaster: Laying the Groundwork

Pat Steinberg
April 14 2015 10:39AM

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Jay Feaster certainly took it in the teeth during his tenure as Calgary Flames General Manager. Maybe it was only my perception, but Feaster seemed to take more abuse than was warranted. Perhaps that was because he came from a law background as opposed to a strictly hockey one, or maybe it was because he won a Stanley Cup over the Flames while GM in Tampa. Now, this is not a blanket defence of the man or his time in Calgary, because he certainly made mistakes. However, as the Flames return to the playoffs for the first time since 2009, I think it's pretty clear Feaster's tenure in Calgary did more good than it did bad.

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Calgary's Best Case Scenario

Pat Steinberg
April 08 2015 05:20PM

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The Calgary Flames haven't clinched a playoff spot yet. If they do, however, they'll be playing the Vancouver Canucks. There can be no other scenario for the Flames if they return to the postseason for the first time since 2009. For Calgary, they either play the Canucks in round one or they miss. Assuming they get in, having their opponent locked in isn't an awful thing, specifically because of who that opponent is.

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Postgame: Leads

Pat Steinberg
February 25 2012 11:46PM

Holding 3-0 and 4-3 leads in another hugely important game should usually translate to two points.  It did translate to a single point on Saturday night, but the story will likely be another coughed up advantage for the Calgary Flames, leading to a 5-4 shootout loss at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers.  Thanks to the out of town scoreboard, the Flames lost ground on most of their Western Conference playoff foes.

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Postgame: Trainwreck

Pat Steinberg
February 21 2012 10:12PM

An absolutely terrible evening saw the Calgary Flames fall 6-1 to the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night at the Saddledome, a game that was ran by the visitors from start to finish.  Even after scoring the first goal of the hockey game and being fortunate to be even after one period of play, the Flames let their provincial rivals go to town as the Oilers snapped a nine game losing streak to Calgary in the process.

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Postgame: Playoffs?

Pat Steinberg
February 18 2012 11:01PM

We know how the Calgary Flames are doing it, but yet...we kind of don't know how.  Riding the spectacular goaltending of Miikka Kiprusoff, and his fourth shutout this season, the Flames were able to use a third period goal from Mike Cammalleri to take a 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings and officially move into a playoff spot for the first time this season.  It's exciting to see despite another, um, punchless effort for Calgary.  They've now got points in eight straight games.

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