April 13 2015 03:00PM
Although Johnny Gaudreau was recently named the Calder favourite by NHL coaches, the race for the rookie of the year is almost as tight as the playoff race in the West this year. First overall pick Aaron Ekblad is roundly considered to another front runner, but Calgary's dynamic, diminutive winger faces stiff competition from a number of players aside from the Panthers teen phenom.
The other hopefuls in the Calder race include Filip Forsberg, Mark Stone and John Klingberg. Let's see if we can determine who has the upper hand.
April 13 2015 02:00PM
The Calgary Flames practiced today as they begin to prepare to do battle with the Vancouver Canucks starting on Wednesday night.
Here's the brass tacks of what went on.
April 13 2015 01:00PM
It’s a lazy day, there’s a feeling of mild melancholy in the air. What do you do? You fire up the ol’ YouTube and watch some 2004 Flames Cup Run videos and get both emotional and fired up at the same time.
At least I do.
April 13 2015 11:00AM
Hat tip to @HunterSteez for the inspiring image
Pundits are struggling to explain the Flames Cinderella season. Is it Bob Hartley? The kids? Jiri Hudler? Better goaltending? Ineffable team chemistry.
No. Those all seem plausible, but I think we can all agree that the unveiling of Scorch the mascot (the undisputed greatest mascot ever) and Calgary's phoenix-like rise from the Western Conference basement cannot be a mere coincidence...
April 13 2015 10:30AM
The Calgary Flames announced a signing this morning.
Granted, it's not college standout Jon Gillies...yet. However, it's a pretty important signing. They inked right-winger Garnet Hathaway from the Adirondack Flames to an entry-level deal starting next season.
Based on the terms of the CBA and Hathaway's age, it'll be a two-year deal that kicks in next season.