Five things: Answering some NCAA questions

Ryan Lambert
February 14 2013 08:23AM

1. A quick introduction

Last week I wrote something about Johnny Gaudreau playing his junior year at Boston College and someone in the comments was very confused by this, given that Gaudreau had already played his junior season in the USHL and therefore there was a bit of confusion as to how could he also do so while at college. It was then that I started to think that maybe the average Canadian hockey fan doesn't have a firm grasp on the NCAA hockey system to which the Flames seem to be turning more and more often for their prospects.

Read Article | 13 Comments

Five things: Pyrrhic victory

Ryan Lambert
February 07 2013 07:53AM

1. What should we take from that win?

So Calgary picked up its second win of the season Tuesday night and thoroughly pushed around Detroit on the road in doing so. It finished 4-1, but could easily have been more than that, though it seemed that, just as a means of standing in the starkest possible contrast to the Chicago game, every time the puck got around the net, it went it.

Read Article | 39 Comments

Five things: Alright alright

Ryan Lambert
January 31 2013 06:21AM

1. Something odd, but not overall

So I think one of the things everyone in the hockey world more or less agreed upon was that the Northwest Division would be the worst in the West, and maybe the league overall. Turns out, those observers were totally correct.

Read Article | 16 Comments

Five things: Oh boy

Ryan Lambert
January 24 2013 10:05AM


1. A bad start

I don't think anyone went out there wanting to see the Flames start the season 0-2 in two home games, having allowed an horrific nine goals and scoring just five. Getting tuned up by either San Jose or Anaheim isn't in and of itself a big deal; they're two talented teams that have very good forwards who can score goals in bunches, and they sure did it to Calgary on Saturday and Monday nights (admittedly I'm writing this ahead of the Vancouver game, for which I doubt any of us had high expectations of success).

Read Article | 33 Comments

Five things: Almost there

Ryan Lambert
January 17 2013 08:05AM

1. I can't believe I'm saying this

The Montreal Canadiens yesterday placed Scott Gomez on waivers for the purposes of buying him out, and if the Calgary Flames aren't the first team to call him, Jay Feaster should be fired. Into the sun.

I know what you're going to say: "Scott Gomez? Really? I knew Lambert was a hack and an idiot but this is sinking to new lows even for a troll moron like him." Well I don't know if anyone has looked at the Flames' depth down the middle lately, but you could stand in it with your pants rolled up only a little bit.

Read Article | 35 Comments