September 11 2011 09:59AM
Ten years ago today we were sitting at the breakfast table getting ready to match wits with a class at the U of A. The entire family was watching BBC News when they announced that a plane had accidentally crashed into the World Trade Center. As they cut to live footage and commentary, it was a matter of minutes until we saw the second plane crash into the second tower live.
September 10 2011 11:42PM
FlamesNation is in Penticton for the second annual Young Stars Tournament involving prospects from the Flames, Oilers, Sharks, Jets and the host Canucks. Last year was the coming out party for T.J. Brodie, a party that carried over to main camp and culminated with the defenceman starting the season with the big team. Who will stand out this year? We'll find out starting Sunday night.
September 10 2011 10:42PM
In the final installment of our series, it's all about the future. Mark Giordano has seen a remarkable rise to prominence in a very short period of time, starting with his fairly humble beginnings as an unsigned free agent through his time in Russia and now being one of the most important players on the Calgary Flames heading into the coming season. Giordano enters this campaign in the largest role he's ever played, and judging from how he's met challenges in the past, the future looks to remain very, very bright.
September 10 2011 05:31PM
We sincerely hope that this most excellent summer weekend finds you in good spirits and in good health. We have a jim dandy of a lineup for this show. Thom Drance from CanucksArmy, former WHA Oiler Skip Krake, Jonathan Willis, Jason Gregor and Oil Kings commentator Kent Simpson round out the roster this week.
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Pension Plan Puppets
September 09 2011 01:31PM
Wonderful images courtesy of Dirty Dangle
Jay Feaster, after a long night, had woken up to head to the bathroom to deposit the remnants of the liter of cola he'd had just before bed. Suddenly, his room started to fill with fog and a sense of lost opportunity washed over him.
"My name is Jay."
"Oh yeah, Jaaayyyyy, I'm the Ghost of Draft Schmaft"
"What do you want with me?"
"I'm going to show you the damage that Calgary's terrible drafting has caused."
With that the thickening fog dissipated and Feaster and the ghostly spectre have moved to a chilling scene.