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.
April 13 2015 10:15AM
Playoff hockey is nearly upon us and the Nations Network is holding a playoff pool draft for charity.
Do you like hockey? Do you like hockey drafts? Do you like hockey pools? Do you like hockey playoffs? Do you like helping charities?
If any or all of these apply, you should check out The Nation Drafts Prize-a-Palooza after the jump.
April 13 2015 09:00AM
Well, folks, for the first time in six years, the Flames are in the playoffs and ready to take a swing at Lord Stanley. Very exciting times indeed. The odds would suggest that Flames might be an early exit from the post-season, given they are in year two of a rebuild and their advanced fancy stats are mostly in the toilet. In fact, they have the worst 5 vs. 5 corsi percentage of any team to make the playoffs in the corsi tracking era (the last eight years or so). Concerning? Certainly. But the playoffs is a small sample set of random amazingness where anything can happen. Case in point, the 2003-04 Calgary Flames. A loveable group of characters that probably had no business going past the 1st round. Let's see how they compare to your 2014-15 Calgary Flames.