March 29 2013 11:23PM
Your Calgary Flames began a new chapter in this fabled franchise, but the theme remained constant. Having to compensate for a horrific road record, the Flames have been able to provide a counter balance with eight straight wins at home. It's the same story we here at Flames Nation have been telling for awhile now... The Jeckyll and Hyde team that is polar opposites depending which jersy they pull over their heads that night.
Tonight they would face a team again within reach in the standings with a realistic chance at victory. There's no place like home, but home is where the heart is, and after the team's biggest trade in almost two decades, there is a vast uncertainty as to if there is any heart left in Cowtown.
Tonight's line-up would also carry the Jeckyll and Hyde metaphor, as there was a complete and utter disconnect between the forwards, D-men and the keeper.
As you can probably guess by now... we can stop the counter on consecutive home wins. Here's how it went down...
March 29 2013 03:33PM
The Calgary Flames are coming off a white-knuckled 4-3 win over the lowly Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night and they continue their trek to the trade deadline with a meeting tonight with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is 7pm on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.
March 29 2013 11:11AM
It's kind of fitting that the end of the Jarome era in Calgary comes with the Flames awash in failure and uncertainty, because that's how his time began with the team as well. When Jarome made his debut as a fresh faced 19-year old rookie in the 1996 playoffs, little did he know it would take another eight years for the club to make the post-season again.
March 28 2013 03:51PM
As the dust settles on the Iginla frenzy, Flames fans are left with a hole in their collective hearts and a glimmer of new hope in the form of Ben Hanowski, Ken Agostino and a fresh first round pick.
March 28 2013 02:13PM
Hot on the heels of the Iginla trade is news that Jay Bouwmeester has also been approached by Flames management about a potential deal. As reported by Roger Millions:
#Flames Jay Bouwmeester admits he and team have talked about possibility of a trade. Hearing as many as 6 teams interested in him.— Roger Millions (@RogMillions) March 28, 2013