November 04 2013 05:02PM
We're into November now, gang. The NHL's into the second month of its schedule, most of the minor league teams have played a couple weeks and conference play has begun for college teams. Things are getting real now.
November 04 2013 11:23AM
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November 04 2013 08:37AM
Via the NHL
Another year, another year of monthly NHLE updates.
Go here for a primer on NHLE if you need it, otherwise, hit the jump and we'll get started.
November 03 2013 08:37PM
(photo courtesy Baron1981)
The Calgary Flames opened their latest road trip – this one a four-game jaunt through the American midwest – on Sunday evening in Chicago against the defending Stanley Cup Champions. Traditionally a tough place to play, as the Flames had lost 13 consecutive visits to the United Center, the Flames attempted to mix up their energy by starting a brand-new goalie against the champs.
Reto Berra, formerly of Swiss League A and more recently of the Abbotsford Heat of the American League, made his Flames and NHL debut on Sunday evening. He replaced Joey “MacBackup” MacDonald, who cleared waivers and was assigned to the Heat on Sunday afternoon. Would Berra's first outing be a sparkling affair like Freddie Brathwaite's? Or a disappointment, like many others?
And more importantly, would the Flames respond after an uneven effort against the Red Wings and two straight home losses?
November 03 2013 02:00PM
Coming off a pair of disappointing losses to the Leafs and Red Wings where the club probably deserved better, the Flames head back out onto the road to face the Chicago Blackhawks. Calgary hasn't won a single game in their last 10 visits to the Windy City and that doesn't figure to change any time soon since Chicago is again one of the best teams by any metric in the NHL.