January 26 2015 09:00AM
It's almost February and the Flames are still hanging around the post-season picture. That means, absent a disastrous February, they may not be ardent sellers come the trade deadline in early March. In fact, they may be buyers! Which, of course, goes a bit against the grain of the current overarching focus of the organization. While making the play-offs is always preferable to not, it would nevertheless be foolish to start selling off quality future assets for deadline rentals given where this club is in their rebuild cycle.
That said, maybe there are a few incremental improvements that management could pursue that would aid the future without harming the present?
January 25 2015 02:08PM
First Star. Worst Star. All-Star. All-Star Weekend. It's the All-Star Weekend Edition of First Star, Worst Star!
January 25 2015 10:00AM
It's a special Sunday in the National Hockey League, as it's time for the (somewhat-)annual NHL All-Star Game!
This year's edition takes place in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena, and pits two arbitrarily selected teams of All-Stars against one another. Tonight's game is notable for two reasons. First: a bazillion NHL superstars are absent - including Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby. Second: two Calgary Flames players are represented at the All-Star Game, and both conveniently on the same team.
The puck drops at 3pm MT and you can catch the game on CBC (with Dave Randorf and Garry Galley on the call).
January 25 2015 07:00AM
David Wolf had himself a heckuva weekend for the baby Flames.
It's the all-star break in NHL land and the fantasy draft was way, way more enjoyable than I think anyone was expecting. Probably because seemingly every single player (and one Russian even moreso) was life-chat drunk throughout the event. Also, the hosts seemed determined to suck the fun entirely out of the room the entire time. Good fun!
Anywho, here's a quick summary of how the Adirondack Flames did over the weekend in a pair of games against the Rochester Americans.
January 24 2015 10:30AM
We're firmly nestled in the four-day mid-season break that is the All-Star Break! While that may not provide us with anything meaningful to discuss, as the All-Star Break is mostly an excuse for the NHL to hang out with sponsors and have a fun weekend in a random NHL market, it does provide us with a break from in-game action to take a deep breath and see what's what.
So let's discuss Calgary's possession game.