January 15 2014 12:18PM
Well, the Calgary Flames are off today, but there's a big game brewing at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It's the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game, featuring 40 of the top draft-eligible players playing in either the WHL, OHL or QMJHL. Well, except for Sam Bennett - Central Scouting's new #1 projected pick - as he's out with an injury.
A good many past Flames picks showed their wares at the Top Prospect Game. Amongst them? Sean Monahan, Morgan Klimchuk & Eric Roy (2013), Brett Kulak & Coda Gordon (2012), and Sven Baertschi & Tyler Wotherspoon (2011). Others in the game are former first rounders Leland Irving (2006), Dion Phaneuf (2003), Brent Krahn (2000) and Oleg "Freakin'" Saprykin (1999).
The puck drops at the Saddledome just after 7pm. You can be there live on the cheap, or you can watch on Sportsnet. Either way, tune in! Here's a quick look at who's suiting up. If they're ranked in the Top 30 by International Scouting Service or NHL's Central Scouting, It'll be noted.
January 15 2014 07:18AM
pic via: TheWorldOfJuniorHockey
The saying "it's been tough sledding" has been all too true in
January 14 2014 09:32PM
Carter Hutton was actually just okay, I just really wanted to lead with that headline.
Coming off a great game last night against Carolina where Karri Ramo was crazy unreal good, the Flames looked to take that momentum and convert it into something we haven't seen from this team quite some time: a winning streak.
A 2 game winning streak is as meager as it gets, but we'll take what we can get, will we not, Citizens? (We will)
The Nashville Predators had a thing or two or four to say about that though, and ultimately they stood in the way of your Calgary Flames just enough tonight to dash our hopes and dreams forever except for the one where they draft Same Reinhart.
Read the let's hope really well written review of the Flames 4-2 loss after the jump!
January 14 2014 12:39PM
While I still feel fairly hesistant about Brian Burke as the Calgary head honcho, it's important to remember that he's not a stupid man. His views about the importance of certain attributes may be misguided, but he's hardly a complete caveman.
January 14 2014 10:53AM
Tonight, the Calgary Flames (16-24-6) continue their mini two-game east coast road trip when they head to Music City U.S.A aka Nashville, Tennessee for a date with the Predators (19-21-7). The puck drops at 6 pm MT. Catch it on the Fan960 or Sportsnet West.
After arguably the worst stretch of the Flames' existence, that saw them get shut out 5 out of 7 games, the Flames have been turning the tide on scoresheet terribleness. The better play started to take shape on Saturday when the Flames put in a pretty good effort against Crosby and the Penguins. They lost the game but the effort was there and they scored once. All positives. The momentum continued into last night's tilt with the Hurricanes. The Flames played their best road game in about two months in this one. The Flames skated away with a 2-0 victory.