Five things: Have I got a stat for you

Ryan Lambert
November 28 2013 09:18AM

1. The Backlund situation

So word on the street is that the Flames are actively shopping Mikael Backlund for reasons that outright defy explanation. Sure, they're not just taking any old bodies you want to give up for him, as Carolina reportedly found to its dismay, but this is taking the sell-off of parts to an illogical extreme.

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Five things: Where we stand

Ryan Lambert
November 21 2013 10:21AM

1. Why does Bob Hartley hate Sven Baertschi?

On Monday, ahead of the shootout win over the Jets, it was speculated that Sven Baertschi would not be in Bob Hartley's lineup despite the fact that he had points in the two previous games and had generally been pretty good when it comes to puck possession.

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Five things: You can't always get what you want

Ryan Lambert
November 14 2013 08:49AM

1. A load of hooey

Saw this unreadable tripe from Mark Spector about how the Flames are lovable because they're losing “the right way.” I'm sorry, but there's not a “right way” to lose in the NHL.

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Five things: Consider this

Ryan Lambert
November 08 2013 09:47AM


1. The goaltending situation

When the Flames put Joey MacDonald on waivers — as they should have, but hey didn't they just give him a one-year deal this summer? — and called up Reto Berra, few probably expected that he'd be any good at all, let alone give up just two goals on 44 shots to the Blackhawks.

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Scouting Gillies, Jankowski, and Gilmour

Ryan Lambert
October 31 2013 08:48AM


BU #12 Yasin Cissé screens PC #32 Jon Gillies
- pic via D. Mahoney


Providence College seems to be very much a team on the rise in both its conference and the nation, and a large part of the reason, as you might expect, is that the Calgary Flames' prospects currently populating the roster have been excellent to this point.

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