May 07 2013 09:12AM
Calgary's presumptive next Captain had a rough year by the eye test - do the numbers match the evaluation?
May 06 2013 11:33AM
- Consensus around town is that Mark Giordano is the front-runner for the captaincy. He fits the bill. He's the active leader in games-played and plays a heart-and-soul style of game that likely inspires his teammates. He's also generally pretty good with the media, usually shooting straight and not dodging questions. He'll be 30 when the season starts, which is roughly the same age most Flames captains have been when they don the C – Lanny McDonald and the late Brad McCrimmon were both that age. The four youngest Flame captains were Brad Marsh (22), Todd Simpson, Tom Lysiak and Jim Peplinski (all 24). The worst captain was Todd Simpson. Period.
May 06 2013 09:38AM
A thorough season review seems redundant at this point - not only because we've been picking through the wreckage for several weeks now, but because this outcome has seemed inexorable for a long time. I titled my Flames season "Battling the Inevitable" for that reason and recently in the year-end roundtable no one admitted to being shocked by Calgary's plummet to the bottom of the standings. It's been prognosis negative for several years now and the diagnosis finally - mercifully - proved terminal this season.
May 04 2013 02:30PM
The leader in streakcred - Rmo2000 - has now crashed and burned and his streak is over at 8 wins in a row. In fact the entire top 20 players in the game have all lost their streaks and everyone is starting again from zero. This is the time for the second wave of people looking to play to get involved.
We need you Nation, team entries are lagging way behind what we thought they would be by now. Keep reading after the jump if you want to see your ol' pal Wanye beg you to support deserving charities.
May 04 2013 01:22PM
We're still working our way through the season review stuff, but that will be over shortly. Obviously the really big focus this summer will be the first round of the draft: not only do the Flames have 6th overall, but they will also have two more picks (likely in the mid-to-late '20s).
Previously we've only had to profile a handful of potential first round targets, but the pool of potential future Flames is obviously much bigger this year. As such, we need some help narrowing down the target list so we can start putting the profile series together.