Five things: Another NCAA prospects review

Ryan Lambert
December 11 2014 11:06AM

1. Some good news

So in the last several days, I had a chance to see five of Calgary's six NCAA prospects live and in person, which was a nice treat. I took in a pair of Boston University games this past weekend, and got an eyeful of Brandon Hickey, and then on Tuesday had a chance to see Providence College (Mark Jankowski, Jon Gillies, John Gilmour) take on Colgate (Tim Harrison). Would that Michigan State (Matt DeBlouw) had been in town, but I guess we'll have to settle.

You'll recall that last week I talked about the progression so far this season for Jankowski and Gillies, and what I saw in Tuesday's game really continued both those trends for me.

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LFR8 - Game 27 - Jonny Goalie - Cgy 1, Tor 4

Steve Dangle
December 10 2014 12:28PM

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Getting reeeaaal sick of your cheek, Calgary!

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Analytics and The Waiting Game for Bob Hartley

Ryan Pike
December 10 2014 10:52AM

We're roughly a third of the way through the 2014-15 schedule, which means that we're inching closer and closer to the end of Bob Hartley's original deal with the Calgary Flames.

Given his success this season, he's bound to get an extension. Right? I'm still of the mindset that he will get another deal, but I'm wondering what the hold-up is. But I think I've figured it out.

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Post-Game: Back-to-Back Losses

Ryan Pike
December 09 2014 08:57PM

We've got good news and bad news for you, gang.

The Calgary Flames didn't get shut out. Nope, they scored a goal despite being down 2-0 after two periods. Unfortunately, they couldn't continue their miraculous run of comebacks and now have finally lost back-to-back games in regulation. They began their road trip with a 4-1 set-back at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

They now have a 17-10-2 record through 29 games, finally cracking double-digits in regulation losses.

Here's how it happened.

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FGD #29: Journey to the Centre of the Universe! (5:30pm MT; Sportsnet West)

Ryan Pike
December 09 2014 09:39AM

The Calgary Flames hit the road tonight for the first game of a four-game eastern road trip that'll take them through the outhouses and penthouses of the National Hockey League.

First up? Tonight, the Flames (17-9-2) visit the Toronto Maple Leafs (14-9-3) at Air Canada Centre.

The Flames have won seven of their last ten, but had a four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday night against the San Jose Sharks. The Leafs have won three of their last four and five of their last six, finally getting their legs going after a three game losing streak that had everyone and their dog crying about blowing the team up.

The puck drops at 5:30pm MT and the game is on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

For a view from the other side, check out the coverage from our fine eastern colleagues at The Leafs Nation.

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