February 01 2011 12:01PM
The Calgary Flames open their post All Star break schedule tonight when they take on the Nashville Predators for the third time this season (Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). Not much changes for the Flames, who look for a fifth straight win and potentially move into a tie for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Flames have been on quite the roll and they've yet to lose to the Preds this season.
February 01 2011 07:25AM
Real hockey returns after a nice diversion of a weekend in North Carolina, and the Flames are back to work in another Southern locale. Tonight's foe is a familiar one, and despite their shiny record I have the same sorts of questions about their authenticity I did eight days ago.
January 31 2011 12:55AM
The current situation the Calgary Flames find themsevles in has made the job of acting General Manager Jay Feaster a whole lot more difficult. With a team now very much in the playoff hunt, moves that seemed like no-brainers even three weeks ago are perhaps not as easy to make. The dilemma is clear: do you look to the future and maximize some of your current assets prior to the deadline? Or do you put your faith in the current group and see if a playoff appearance is a reality. With all that being clear, the biggest individual example of this dilemma comes in the form of Robyn Regehr.
January 30 2011 11:28AM
In his recent (and excellent) News and Notes piece, Robert notes that the time for the Flames to sell off some big pieces may be the summer rather the upcoming trade deadline. And while I generally agree with him on that topic, the issue is probably a bit more complicated than that.
January 28 2011 08:34AM
All sweetness and light these days, isn't it? Or maybe that's just me being in Arizona as opposed to the wintry 'Peg. At any rate, with the NHL on it's All-Star Hiatus, it's time again for a look at matters of interest around the Flames and the league. In this week's review, Calgary finds some form, players continue to drop out of this weekend's festivities in Raleigh, and the sale of the Coyotes is still on shaky ground.