June 06 2014 02:52PM
We are, at most, 6 games away from the end of the season and that means the playoff pool is winding down to what looks to be an exciting finish. Even though I know how much you guys look forward to the weekly updates, the good times can't go on forever. The Stanley Cup Finals are underway and holy hell was Game 1 ever a beauty. The Rangers came out like a house on fire, and as the game went on LA forced their will upon the Rangers. It was a great start to what I hope is a long series. My sole pool survivor, Drew Doughty, scored me a couple points but my terrible draft performance continues.
June 06 2014 09:00AM
It's June so naturally the hottest topic is the entry draft. Calgary is at 4, the highest this organization has ever picked, but there's talk of both the first (FLA) and second (BUF) overall picks being available for a price. Should the Flames make the move to ensure a shot at either Sam Reinhart or Aaron Ekblad? That obviously depends on a number of factors.
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June 05 2014 03:33PM
Editor note: In case you missed it (because we did) our friends at DailyFaceoff interviewed Jay and Dan a couple weeks ago.
DailyFaceoff is based out of Canada, so naturally we tune in to TSN and other Canadian media outlets, and for our Canadian viewers, I know you love Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole. They were in Canada, but now they have become the go-to for hockey highlights in the United States. After moving to Fox Sports 1, Jay and Dan consistently kick the Fox Sports Live coverage off with the NHL playoffs.
I recently got a chance to have a chat with Jay and Dan to discuss the playoffs, the move to Fox Sports 1 and loads of other intriguing NHL topics. Enjoy!
June 05 2014 11:00AM
1. Still thinking about Cammalleri
With so little going on in Flames land these days, there's been a lot of time to kick around some other sites and see what's being said about Calgary's club as well. As you might expect, there really isn't a lot to be said, but one name that's come up fairly often in the last week or so is Mike Cammalleri's status as a free agent.
All indications are that he's going to test the free agent market but is not averse to returning to Calgary, which is a nice thing to say but probably not what's going to happen in reality. You have to imagine that unless the Flames really blow him away with money or term — and they really have no reason to do either — then he's better off going to a team that will actually be competitive next season.