December 16 2010 01:52PM
If you haven't heard, Dion Phaneuf is back in town; and so are the Toronto Maple Leafs. Well, if you are living in Florida, that's what's going on here in Calgary...it's the Flames and Leafs for the first time this season (7:30 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960). The blue and white fans will invade the 'Dome, and this should be fun tonight.
December 16 2010 10:25AM
Canada's Hockey Team and their accompanying horde make the ritual appearance in Calgary this evening, and the recent trading history between the clubs is dominating the coverage of the affair. That's understandable, obviously, but I think I'll let the professionals beat that shared history to a pulp and concentrate on what the Leafs actually are at the moment.
December 15 2010 02:37PM
The Flames are enjoying a last peaceful day before the onslaught of the blue-clad loons tomorrow evening, so it's as good a time as any for a look at a few items of interest. In this installment of the roundup, the Dion returns, one of the NHL's featured teams is in a ditch, and the City of Glendale decides financing a hockey team's purchase is a civic priority.
December 14 2010 06:54PM
Although the Flames have made a habit of scratching expensive defensemen this year, recently re-sisgned Matt Stajan has found himself in the stands for the last two contests. With the Flames winning the most recent game versus the Blue Jackets, it wouldn't surprise me if Stajan finds himself munching popcorn again on Thursday.
In fact, an extended winning streak during what might be the softest portion of the Flames schedule this year could potentially make what was previously the clubs de facto "#1 center" a regular observer. Hardly an ideal situation.
December 13 2010 10:29PM
Yes, the Calgary Flames let a two goal slip on Monday night, but they were able to pull out two points at home. Thanks to a Jarome Iginla overtime winner, the Flames were 3-2 winners over the Columbus Blue Jackets to give them points in back to back games. The Flames have moved out of the Western Conference basement and get two days off before their next game on Thursday.