March 09 2015 09:00AM
Leadership is important in most facets of life, and of course, professional sports are no exception. For a rebuilding team, it's especially crucial. After all, rebuilding teams tend to be filled with younger players, and they usually don't win a whole lot. The latter isn't quite true for the Flames this season, but the former is, as there have been tons and tons of rookie recalls.
The Flames are pretty fortunate with the group they've got, captained by Mark Giordano. Or perhaps it should be they were for fortunate. Trades, coupled with Giordano's injury, have left Kris Russell the sole survivor of the leadership group that started the season.
While his defence partner Dennis Wideman joined him with a letter, as did Jiri Hudler (who maybe should have had an "A" all along), it's possible the Flames already have their future leadership core in their lineup.
Who fits the bill?
March 08 2015 08:22PM
This was a weird game.
The Flames through the first 40 minutes looked like a team that had already lost the game. They missed passes. They couldn't bury chances. They looked like a team that had their minds on sleeping in their own beds tonight for the first time in two weeks.
And then the third period happened and everything went out the window.
After trailing 4-0 through the first two periods, the Calgary Flames roared back and salvaged a point from one of their most uneven games of the season by way of a 5-4 shootout loss tonight in Ottawa.
March 08 2015 07:41PM
Trade deadline has come and gone, teams are making one last surge for a playoff spot, and impact players are dropping like flies. First Star, Worst Star is as healthy as ever though!
March 08 2015 01:00PM
It's been a long, long road trip - seven games over the better part of two weeks - but the Calgary Flames polish off their behemoth trip tonight in Ottawa with a game against the Senators.
Despite losing their captain (and best player), the Flames have clawed their way to wins in four of their past six games, and the oft-repeated predictions and projections of their playoffs hopes evaporating just haven't come to fruition. There's 17 games remaining on the docket, including tonight, and going a smidge over .500 should be enough to get the Calgary Flames into the post-season.
I'm scared, too.
Puck drops tonight at 5pm MT on City TV (with Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias).
March 08 2015 11:14AM
A lot of attention is being paid to this year's Calgary Flames squad, and with good reason. But let's take a brief break from the wild ride of this hockey season and take a brief gander at seven individuals who could be turning pro with the Flames organization for the 2015-16 season.