February 14 2015 02:00PM
It seems like almost yesterday that the Flames and Canucks opened up an installment of Hockey Night in Canada with a line brawl. In actuality, it's been slightly over a year. Since then, the Canucks have crashed, burned and recovered, while the Flames continue to chug along and keep pace in the NHL's crazy-good Western Conference.
It just seems like a shame that two teams who have been so historically important to each other don't have a name for their rivalry. I mean, Calgary and Edmonton have the Battle of Alberta, but Calgary and Vancouver? Zilch. And considering that the teams have met so often in the playoffs and tangled en route to Stanley Cup Final appearances, it's a bit disappointing.
This season's latest installment of the No-Name Rivalry is tonight. The Flames (30-22-3) and Canucks (31-20-3) face off tonight, beginning at 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.
February 14 2015 10:00AM
Around these parts, the success of the Calgary Flames have led to awards chatter - particularly now that the season is getting down to brass tacks.
We've heard it all. Bob Hartley for Jack Adams! Mark Giordano for the Norris (and/or Hart)! Johnny Gaudreau for the Calder! But amidst all the hustle and bustle, something quiet has happened.
Johnny Gaudreau has become the leading contender, perhaps, for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
Nation World HQ
February 14 2015 08:32AM
Another week has passed, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from
the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.
February 13 2015 03:00PM
The Flames are off tonight after their loss in Los Angeles last evening. As such, their fate is temporarily determined by the teams playing tonight. There are five games on the NHL docket this evening, three of them important for the Western Conference playoff picture.
February 13 2015 01:00PM
It's time for another edition of the FN Friday Mailbag and there's lots to talk about. The trade deadline looms, wildcard teams are nipping at the Flames heels and the club continues to defy expectations (despite suffering two of its toughest losses of the season in the last week or so).
Let's start with some questions about the Flames blueline.