February 02 2015 01:00PM
It's February and, yup, the Flames are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Absent a disastrous month (which is possible, given their schedule), Calgary may be in the market for a player or two at the deadline in order to bolster their depth for a final push.
Although Brad Treliving has, sensibly, said he is focused with the long-term picture rather than simply shopping for a rental, there may be opportunities to add players who are useful both now and later. As we've noted frequently in this space, Calgary's blueline depth is fairly abysmal and is likely the greatest area of need for the club both currently and moving forward. Nabbing a quality top-4 guy who can be retained would help the make the post-season push now and in their quest to develop into true contenders down the road.
February 02 2015 09:00AM
Welcome to a new weekly feature here on the mighty Flames Nation: our Flames Power Rankings. I, The effervescent Flooby you all know and kinda tolerate, will examine short and medium trends surrounding your Calgary Flames, interpret all that hard data, throw all that meaning out the window and callously rank them in a tedious list that really in no way offers you anything insightful.
Because really, that's what Power Rankings are all about. I think. I don't know. It's been years and I still have no idea what they are really supposed to be. So with that in mind, please treat this list with the absolute severity with which they were intended. I almost worked hard on this.
Welcome to the new perfect way to start off your stupid, grim Mondays. I hate you all.
February 01 2015 10:15AM
Rather than the usual Sunday Open Thread, starting this week and going until it's no longer useful or relevant - either because Calgary's fallen off the face of the Earth (playoff-wise) or the season ends - we'll use this space to frame the playoff chase for the upcoming week.
Let's talk about next week's schedule!
February 01 2015 10:00AM
SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!! I hope everyone bought enough tonnage of beer and chips and pizza and wings. It's the one day a year where it's acceptable to eat your weight in deep fried foods and pass out on the toilet by 8PM. But in the mean time, let's check out who was the best, and the best of the worst in the NHL this week!
January 31 2015 11:18PM
Stop me if you've heard this one before...
The Calgary Flames, in a key match-up against a conference rival with key points up for grabs, came out of the gate slow. They got down early, to the point where one may have been tempted to write them off. Then, for the ninth time this season, they completely took over the game and won despite being down after 40 minutes.
The latest victim of the comeback kids were the Edmonton Oilers, who despite leading 2-0 through two periods of play dropped a 4-2 decision to the Calgary Flames. Either the Oilers packed it in or the Flames woke the heck up, or both, but man, that third period wasn't even close.
Here's how it went down.