April 10 2013 03:24PM
Well, gang, we're down to brass tacks. The Calgary Flames will not make the playoffs. If they win every single game, chances are slim. But hey, the season is almost over and the Flames are in full-on audition mode for younger players.
Tonight, with 10 games remaining in the borderline-disastrous 2013 season, the Flames (14-20-4) and the Vancouver Canucks (22-11-6) in the 250th meeting between the two clubs. Since their first epic clash (back when the Flames were in Atlanta) on October 28, 1972, the Flames hold a 123-83-33-10 edge, earning 58% of available points against the Canucks all-time. Expect that record to take a small hit tonight, however.
April 10 2013 01:10PM
Last night I wrote about some of the things we do at the NHL Network, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. Glad to see!
As promised, I’m going to write about how we make highlight packs for hockey games. We’re going to look at two games from Monday night, specifically the Rangers-Leafs game, and the Flames-Avalanche game.
April 10 2013 09:34AM
I usually save this sort of analysis for the off-season, but now that Johnny Gaudreau is the Flames most important, high profile prospect outside of Sven Baertschi (and whoever they pick in the top-5 this summer), I didn't want to wait on things. It was recently announced that Gaudreau would be returning to Boston College to play next year (killing any chance of him turning pro any time soon) so this seems topical as well.
April 09 2013 09:11PM
Howdy hockey people.
A while back, I wrote about how I make hockey highlight packs for Hockey Night in Canada, specifically for the web (cbcsports.ca). The feedback was largely positive, so I want to write about it again.
On top on CBC, I’ve also recently taken a freelance position at the NHL Network. While there are a lot of similarities between the two jobs, there are some key differences, too.
If you’re interested in how hockey highlights get done, here’s how we do it.
April 09 2013 03:37PM
I have not always been the voice of logic and reason here in FlamesNation, but have tried to remain the voice of optimism. That’s becoming pretty hard to do given the recent history of this club, even for me. The idea when we started ‘Voice of the Nation’ was to bring a forum that reflected the views and the sentiment of the fanbase. While Kent and others have been able to present scientific explanations as to why we have or have not seen what your Calgary Flames are or are not capable of, sometimes logic is clouded by just what we see on the ice. It’s the heart deceiving the eye and ignoring the mind. It’s illogical but at the same time, compelling; and sometimes it’s the dominating factor that forms our opinions.