September 25 2014 08:26AM
Yesterday there was an article about Brian Burke on Sportsnet, about how he really isn't doing much besides reporting to work every day and doing his job. And I hadn't really thought about that, but I guess it's true. Haven't seen much of Burke all summer, and even now you get the feeling that he wouldn't have come out and done any press or interviews unless Sportsnet hadn't specifically called and asked for him.
Which is interesting, really.
September 24 2014 09:25PM
The Calgary Flames headed up the road to Sylvan Lake, Alberta on Wednesday night to play the visiting
Phoenix Arizona Coyotes. While cynics would joke that the poor folks in Sylvan Lake lost their arena already, why should they be subjected to a Flames/Coyotes game (ha!), tonight's contest actually was pretty damn entertaining.
After some overtime power-play heroics, the Flames skated home with a 4-3 win to improve their pre-season record to 2-1-0.
September 24 2014 04:33PM
Please watch this video. If you want to know more read the article. If you want to start pre-emptively celebrating and never want to read another word we totally get it.
What an age to be alive!
September 24 2014 09:35AM
CBC's grip on the game of ice hockey may soon become but a memory as Sportsnet gets more and more accustomed to owning the NHL rights for eons, but one of the cooler remnants of the CBC Era will likely be Kraft Hockeyville.
Canadians nominated a community that deserved or required rink upgrades and provided a story as to why. In the case of Sylvan Lake, the roof of their old arena collapsed in January. CBC viewers liked their story, so they won arena upgrades and a bunch of cool CBC-related prizes, including hosting tonight's pre-season clash between the Arizona Coyotes and your beloved Calgary Flames (5pm MT; Sportsnet 360 and Fan 960).
September 23 2014 12:44PM
We are about to get busy in a hurry, gang.
Following a handful of cuts, ending the NHL dreams of seven players for this season, the Flames are about to embark upon the busiest pre-season stretch that they'll face: three games in three nights AND four games in five nights. We should be down to a more manageable group by that point, but for now, keep those roster sheets handy.