November 29 2012 03:14PM
The month of November ends this weekend, bringing with it a harsh slap in the face, as we all collectively realize that we've missed the entirety of the first two months of the NHL season.
While the rich players and owners fight like little kids, the Flames prospects – closer to little kids than the pro players, age-wise – continue to play hockey like they're supposed to. While we're not sure if any of the Calgary farm-hands believe in Santa Claus, both them and us are secretly hoping somebody – magical or otherwise – brings us NHL hockey for Christmas, Hanukkah or any other wonderful wintertime holiday.
November 29 2012 09:44AM
Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from the age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors. Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.
Next up is Laurent Brossoit.
November 28 2012 09:16PM
Hey look! Fans cheering for hockey. I remember that.
Here are today's KHL highlights. SOme pretty notable games are missing. For example, we didn't do packs for Yakupov's team Neftekhimik, Malkin's team Magnitogorsk, Lupul's team Avtomobilist, etc, etc. There was a technical issue, but we still managed to make highlight packs for five of the games. To make it up to you, we will be doing packs for the important games we missed tomorrow, in edition to tomorrow's Dynamo Moscow vs Dinamo Riga game.
November 28 2012 08:44PM
Andrey and I go through the hottest NHL Headlines... Sort of.
November 28 2012 03:10PM
The latest Forbes valuations of the various NHL teams was released today. Coming in at #12 was the Calgary Flames at $245M - a 11% bump over their previous evaluation by Forbes a year ago.
Before we get into the details, it's important to note that all of the Forbes numbers are estimates based on what they can find through publically available means. The Flames are a private company and therefore not compelled to open up their books to external entities. Call the Forbes valuation, at best, "an educated" guess.