March 08 2015 01:00PM
It's been a long, long road trip - seven games over the better part of two weeks - but the Calgary Flames polish off their behemoth trip tonight in Ottawa with a game against the Senators.
Despite losing their captain (and best player), the Flames have clawed their way to wins in four of their past six games, and the oft-repeated predictions and projections of their playoffs hopes evaporating just haven't come to fruition. There's 17 games remaining on the docket, including tonight, and going a smidge over .500 should be enough to get the Calgary Flames into the post-season.
I'm scared, too.
Puck drops tonight at 5pm MT on City TV (with Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias).
March 08 2015 11:14AM
A lot of attention is being paid to this year's Calgary Flames squad, and with good reason. But let's take a brief break from the wild ride of this hockey season and take a brief gander at seven individuals who could be turning pro with the Flames organization for the 2015-16 season.
March 07 2015 03:00PM
If you’re not familiar with Garnet Hathaway, I’m writing this article for you because there’s a very real chance he’ll be signed by Brad Treliving this offseason. No, I’m not joking.
March 07 2015 01:00PM
The Western Conference has 14 teams that want to be in the playoffs. At this juncture, only 10 have legitimate hopes of actually playing when the post-season begins in mid-April (with apologies to Edmonton, Arizona, Dallas and Colorado).
In the interest of my own curiosity, here is a brief statistical comparison of the 10 teams currently battling for the post-season.
March 07 2015 10:19AM
Time again for the FlamesNation Friday Mailbag. This week we have a grab bag of unrelated items, ranging from the Flames lacklustre collection of defensive prospect to the futures of Hiller, Ramo and Mikael Backlund.
Let's dive in.