March 20 2012 01:56PM
Colorado is the current placeholder of the final playoff spot with 83-points. They have played more games than practically everyone else in the West so their position is a tenuous one. With just eight contests remaining, Colorado will only be able to hold off San Jose, Los Angeles and Calgary if they continue to win.
The Flames, for their part, are still looking up through a maze of legs. The game against the Avs tonight is the first of seven games in a 12-day span, with many of the matches against other WC playoff hopefuls (COLX2, LAK, DALX2). These same two teams meet again next Friday, March the 30th in what could well prove to be a game that determines both club's fates. Tonight, though, each could still do serious damage to the others' aspirations.
March 20 2012 10:04AM
Another week, another leader in the Nation Network Hockey Pool.
March 20 2012 09:23AM
According to Tim Wharnsby of CBC sports, the Flames are close to signing David Eddy, an unsigned 22-year old college winger. Eddy has played for St. Cloud State for three seasons, this year scoring a career high 25-points in 39 games. Standing at just 5'11" and weighing around 170 pounds, probably one of the reasons he was never drafted is lackluster size.
March 19 2012 04:04PM
As quickly as he came into our lives, he was also sent away. For five games we all had the pleasure to take a peek through the looking glass that was the Flames future, and for that brief glimpse, the future looked bright. It would be a little presumptuous to label Bärtschi a “rookie phenom”, but the excitement that surrounds the kid isn’t merely a desperate attempt from fans to grasp onto any measure of change to this hockey club. Three goals in his first five professional hockey games help that argument as well. While the goals certainly helped the team on the scoreboard, Sven’s influence, as the youngest member of the team, might also have been more noticeable than most people realize.