October 05 2013 12:11PM
Another week, another round of fan questions. If you want to submit a question that will appear in this weekly feature, submit something here. This week, we talk about rebuild models, future offer sheets, over/under on Sven Baertschi's season and how many goals Brian McGrattan will manage this year.
We'll start with the longest question/answer...
October 04 2013 08:02PM
Via the NHL
Despite a lethargic middle 40, the Flames were able to go into Columbus and get a win on the second night of a back-to-back, beating the Blue Jackets 4-3. Tonight's game might not have had the same excitement as last nights, but a few shining moments and a solid overall game from the Flames made the contest fine overall.
October 04 2013 12:39PM
After a spirited, albeit disappointing, game in the capital of America on Thursday night, the Flames travel to the great state of Ohio for the first of two meetings with the Columbus Blue Jackets. It'll be the second game in as many nights for the Flames – and the first set of 12 back-to-backs this season – while it'll be the first game of this campaign for the Jackets. Calgary will get a second chance to make a first impression, as well as a second chance to spoil a home-opener.
October 03 2013 08:51PM
The Calgary Flames began the long road back to relevance tonight in Washington, D.C., with a game in the Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals. With a roster featuring the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, the Capitals were heavy favourites going into their home-opener.
However, in a game they were expected to get trounced in, the Flames provided a preview of how they may tackle things this season.
October 03 2013 03:01PM
The frosty bite of winter beckons.
Like clockwork, a requiem for a dying season, the fall harvest too marks the ceremony of the game of hockey being born anew. And it's a beautiful thing, friends. Hockey is a beautiful thing. Grace, speed, and poise, all in a perfect, simultaneous symmetry, the essence of sport in its fullest display. A virgin sheet of pristine ice serves as a peerless canvas in which teams of artists create art in motion, day after day, until the quest for the game's ultimate prize, itself a timeless piece of art, is earned.
This is more or less what's in store for your Calgary Flames this season.
Or kinda not really.