May 06 2013 09:38AM
A thorough season review seems redundant at this point - not only because we've been picking through the wreckage for several weeks now, but because this outcome has seemed inexorable for a long time. I titled my Flames season "Battling the Inevitable" for that reason and recently in the year-end roundtable no one admitted to being shocked by Calgary's plummet to the bottom of the standings. It's been prognosis negative for several years now and the diagnosis finally - mercifully - proved terminal this season.
May 04 2013 02:30PM
The leader in streakcred - Rmo2000 - has now crashed and burned and his streak is over at 8 wins in a row. In fact the entire top 20 players in the game have all lost their streaks and everyone is starting again from zero. This is the time for the second wave of people looking to play to get involved.
We need you Nation, team entries are lagging way behind what we thought they would be by now. Keep reading after the jump if you want to see your ol' pal Wanye beg you to support deserving charities.
May 04 2013 01:22PM
We're still working our way through the season review stuff, but that will be over shortly. Obviously the really big focus this summer will be the first round of the draft: not only do the Flames have 6th overall, but they will also have two more picks (likely in the mid-to-late '20s).
Previously we've only had to profile a handful of potential first round targets, but the pool of potential future Flames is obviously much bigger this year. As such, we need some help narrowing down the target list so we can start putting the profile series together.
May 03 2013 10:59AM
TJ Brodie took a leap forward this season, becoming one of the Flames' most influential players. Seizing the role he was thrust into with the departure of Jay Bouwmeester, Brodie became the most reliable defender on the ice most nights.
I don't think anyone actually thought Brodie would turn out to be a top-pairing defender, and the results show he isn't there yet - but the arrows are all pointing in the right direction for the mobile youngster.
May 03 2013 08:58AM
Now that the 2013 campaign is done and over with for the Calgary Flames, it's time to pick at the corpse a bit. The season was disappointing overall for the Flames and it begs the question regarding which player had the most disappointing season overall.
We have a few contenders.