November 09 2010 09:37AM
The Flames have all manner of rivals in the NW division: The Stinktown Shelbyvillians up north and the ever hate-able Vancouver Canucks are the pimaries. The relationship with Colorado has been of a different sort over the years, with the Avalanche spending a better part of their history operating as the Flames NW nemesis.
November 08 2010 11:15AM
It wasn't too long ago Darryl Sutter acquired Olli Jokinen to be the Flames vaunted "#1 center" - you know, the mythical White Whale the org has been fruitlessly searching for since Sutter took the helm.
November 05 2010 08:56PM
There's some losses this year the Flames maybe could have won with the right bounces. There were others they definitely deserved to lose. This was the first defeat, however, where the Flames most certainly deserved a better fate.
Scoring chances and analysis after the jump.
November 05 2010 02:20PM
Both Steinberg and Lambert are out of comission today (drinking and freebasing heroine, respectively I assume), so this post will pair as the FGD and gamethread.
The Flames are in Minnesota tonight (6:00pm SNETW, FAN960) and will perform in front of a fanbase equally as rabid and weary of mediocrity as Flames fans. Wild fans are long suffering and the changes promised by sweeping out the prior regime have been rather minor and haven't delivered Minnesota from their fate of being perpetually middling. Robert details their current struggles below.
November 05 2010 09:40AM
The Flames head to St. Paul this evening, with the faint echo of a displeased fan base likely still in their heads. Tonight, they face a club that has kept their head above water almost exclusively via their work when a man to the good.