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.
April 12 2015 03:00PM
The Calgary Flames were a young group this season, full of pep and vinegar. Despite being so young, or maybe because of it, the team relied on inexperienced players quite a bit in 2014-15.
The club used a dozen rookies this regular season.
Here's a quick and dirty rundown of how those freshmen did.
April 12 2015 01:00PM
Playoffs mean a lot of things. Hope, stress, excitement, a chance at the Cup.
But none of those are important.
You know what is?
beards are important, imo— ari (@thirtyfourseven) February 23, 2015