May 20 2012 11:54AM
In Alberta the off-season has become a question of coaches with both the Flames and Oilers looking to fill vacancies behind the bench. With the NHL playoffs winding down and the Memorial cup firing up, attentions are turning towards prospects and the impending free agent season as well.
The guests this week include Jonathan Willis, Tom Lynn and Corey Pronman. They joined Lowetide to talk the above topics and others including hedge fund management strategy, the importance of sustainable lifestyles in the 21st century and the best places to find a good sandwich in Western Canada (not really).
This is Nation Radio.
May 19 2012 11:47AM
So now that the dual topics of potential Iginla and Kipper trade returns have been beaten into submission, FlamesNation can shift its collective focus to other matters of concern this off-season.
May 18 2012 09:56PM
In a column in Friday's Calgary Herald, the venerable George Johnson mentioned that the Flames have been rather mum about the coaching search, theorizing that they're waiting for the New York Rangers to be bounced from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The reasoning being that Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan It's not a bad theory.
May 18 2012 01:53PM
With the launch of the new NHLNumbers blog and the continued development of the site's resources and functions, we figured it's time to update the graphics around here. Specifically, we're looking for a new logo for the site.
Now, we could have gone to some pro graphic designer and spent thousands of dollars only to be slightly disappointed by the outcome, but instead we're opening up the project to the Nation readers instead.
May 17 2012 10:08PM
A lot of time and energy has been devoted here and elsewhere to following Sven Baertschi. And for good reason - the Swiss phenom had the best season the Calgary organization has seen out of a forward prospect since Jarome Iginla ate up the WHL as an 18/19 year old (63 goals, 136 points in 63 games).
Sven's big season has overshadowed other good efforts in the organization's prospect pool however. A guy who has slipped through the cracks a bit is former second rounder Markus Granlund, recently ranked 9th amongst Calgary prospects by the crew here at FN.