November 07 2013 08:33AM
Okay, so last week, at a time when everything discussed in today's podcast was relevant, unlike today, where it is not, Arik, Azevedo, and yours truly sat down (uh, totally in the same room) and discussed the sujet du jour surrounding your Calgary Flames.
We, with open minds and noble hearts, discuss heavy topics such as the Flames' new third jersey, whether or not Dion Phaneuf knows how to dress himself, the baffling usage of the Thug Twins and Mikael Backlund, Curtis Glencross' leadership ability, and whether or not Tim Harrison really does exist.
Furthermore, there are some now hilariously irrelevant predictions for the week ahead (as in, games that have already been played)
November 06 2013 08:03AM
Some NSFW language in the video
...In case you're wondering, reports are that Joey MacDonald was, apparently, the panda in the above video.
Now, can the Flames continue to perform as they have so far this season, or are we staring at a statistical mirage?
November 05 2013 08:59PM
Tonight's Flames game against Minnesota was simply a continuation of the type of play that led to Sunday's overtime win in Chicago - for the first, oh, 47.5 minutes.
Things came off the rails after that, though, and the end result was an ugly 5-1 loss to a very good Minnesota team.
November 05 2013 12:29PM
(photo courtesy Stadium Journey)
After opening their road trip with a hard-fought and gutsy win in Chicago against the defending Stanley Cup Champions, the Calgary Flames (6-6-2) head north to visit a former divisional rival, the Minnesota Wild (8-4-3) tonight at the Xcel Energy Center. The puck drops at 6pm MT on Sportsnet West, Fan960 and all over the Twitters.
This will be the 75th meeting between the two teams, the first 74 of which took place when both teams were part of the since-disbanded Northwest Division. The Flames have a 41-20-13 edge all-time and went 2-1-2 in five games with the Wild last season.
November 05 2013 07:55AM
Via Sean Mort
You always hear about how size is an asset in the game. But do players with size actually have demonstrably better careers than their counterparts?
With the help of reader Byron Bader (who compiled the raw numbers and provided some analysis), we're going to take a look and see if that's the case or not.