May 10 2012 11:26AM
Is there a more boring name than "Bill Arnold" in professional hockey? Hard to say, but probably not.
Is there a more underrated (and unknown) Flames prospect than Bill Arnold? Again, probably not - and that's definitely a good thing
The six foot, 210 lb. center from Needham, Massachusetts will never be mistaken for his teammate and fellow draft prospect Johnny Gaudreau. He's a decent size and likes to use his body when he can. But don't take that to mean he's a 4th line energy player. Arnold brings plenty of other qualities.
May 10 2012 07:49AM
Around this time of year there's a fairly large contingent of my friends and family who ask me the same thing - I often bring up the success of Flames prospects in their respective league playoffs (as the big club isn't involved anymore) - and am met with a blank stare, followed by “why do their playoffs matter?”'
May 09 2012 03:04PM
A little over a year and a half ago the Nation Network added NHLnumbers.com - a leading salary reference site online - into the fold. Since then the team has been hard at work rebuilding the site, retooling the machinery that powers things behind the scenes and are now ready to go forward with the second stage of the plan.
It's slow going to be sure - but we are gradually making headway in what we consider to be one of the most important jobs in building the Nation Network: contributing to the community of stats folks and giving them new tools and new resources to continue building an important part of following the NHL in the year 2012.
May 09 2012 03:01PM
TSN has an article today featuring Flames goaltender Karri Ramo. The Omsk Avangard starter was included in the Rene Bourque deal and is reported to have a contract with his KHL club until the end of 2013.
May 09 2012 11:01AM
Despite being plagued by injuries and call-ups, the Abbotsford Heat enjoyed their best season since moving the team to British Columbia under new head coach Troy Ward. They finished 4th in the AHL's Western Conference with a record of 42-26-3-5 and swept their first round series in three games (best of five).