February 25 2011 10:01PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20921
February 25 2011 05:52PM
Well this is it, isn't it?
February 25 2011 11:52AM
Coming off a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night, the Calgary Flames are right back at home on Friday as they take on one of the Western Conference's hottest teams in the San Jose Sharks (7 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). San Jose's last month and a half has been extremely impressive, and it's gotten them back to where we all thought they should be...on top of the Pacific Division.
February 25 2011 02:28AM
Every year during the month leading up to the NHL trade deadline there are heated debates in chat rooms, on blogs, at coffee rooms, around water coolers and here on the Nation about what is a fair or good return in a trade. It is much easier to debate when actual players are moved, but when people start tossing around draft picks the air becomes much more grey.
What is the true value of a draft pick? Is a 2nd rounder fair return on a eight-year veteran 3rd pairing D-man? Many of us seem to think it is, but is it really?
February 24 2011 09:27PM
About a week ago I was randomly offering Steve Staios to various rival clubs fans on Twitter. I came up with this wacky idea for a contest on a whim (thanks to some of the creative responses I got via twitter), so I was pleasantly surprised by the response. Following are 17 of the top "Staios ads" I've received since I put out the announcement.
The winner will be determined based on Flamesnation staff input as well as reader response. As mentioned at the outset, the victor will win not only praise and accolades, but $100 worth of gift certificates to a Calgary based Hudson's Tap House (and yes...you can spend that on food AND booze).
(Disclaimer - Steve Staios is by all accounts a good guy and probably doesn't deserve any of this.)
And now, the good stuff. Entries are presented in no particularly order and I've decided not to disclose the identity of the entrant so that voting/results are unbiased (although the creators are free to take credit in the comments I suppose). Enjoy!