February 18 2015 09:00AM
Every few games, someone in the media horde will ask. And every few games, Bob Hartley will have a similar response.
Have they decided on a number-one netminder? No. They have two number-ones.
All due respect to Coach Hartley, but that's simply not true based on the way the goalies are being used.
February 17 2015 05:00PM
Two games that could have impact on Calgary's playoff hopes are featured on tonight's out-of-town scoreboard watch!
February 17 2015 03:50PM
The strength of this surprisingly formidable, Cinderella iteration of the Calgary Flames team lies in their youth and along their blue-line.
Sometimes a club is best served by looking to address their weaknesses (offensive skill, in Calgary's case) and other times it makes sense to double down on your strengths. Of course, sometimes you get an opportunity to both at the same time, which is probably why the Flames were involved in the bidding for Toronto Maple Leafs defender Cody Franson - since traded to the Nashville Predators - according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
February 17 2015 03:30PM
It’s funny how organizational depth at certain positions can change over a period of just a few years. At one point, the Flames’ farm system was so saturated with grinders, checkers, fighters and ‘role players’ that it got to the point where fans were wondering if they’d ever see a first line talent again.
There were such exciting players in the pipeline as Kris Chucko, umm, Ryan Howse, uhhh… let’s see, Greg Nemisz, Brett Sutter… oh an remember when everyone got upset because they didn’t sign Spencer Bennett?
You get the point.
February 17 2015 01:00PM
Last season, Paul Byron leveled up.
The 24-year-old (at the time) transformed from an NHL tweener into a bonafide NHL player and, for the first time in his pro career, he spent more time in the NHL than in the American League.
A year later, Byron may be the most tantalizing trade asset Calgary has got.