February 24 2014 04:39PM
When Dean "Boomer" Molberg, of the Sportsnet 960 morning show, asked frequent guest and CBC insider Elliotte Friedman to name a team he thought were right in the thick of things regarding the Mike Cammalleri sweepstakes, Friedman stunned the host with his answer: the New Jersey Devils.
It's not that a trade to the Devils was inconceivable or anything, it's just that no one had really considered them to be contenders in the hunt for the talented winger prior to Friedman's suggestion. The idea, still, is an odd one for me to digest. I don't really see it being a good fit for either team on the surface, but nonetheless, let's break the situation down.
February 24 2014 10:59AM
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After basically two weeks without National Hockey League action, the games begin again in drips and drabs over the next couple days, then in earnest on Thursday with 12 contests - including the 59th game of the season for the Calgary Flames as they host the LA Kings.
For the Flames, Thursday night kicks off a section of the schedule - the final section, mind you - that features 24 games in 46 days. There will be four sets of back-to-backs in that schedule, and by sheer coincidence there are 12 home games left and 12 road games. It's a veritable sprint to the finish.
February 22 2014 10:42PM
It's the final day of the 2014 Winter Olympics and the final event, as per tradition, is the gold medal game in men's ice hockey. Team Canada faces Team Sweden!! 5am MT! CBC!
February 22 2014 11:05AM
Once upon a time, the Calgary Flames were a team that was comprised primarily of western Canadian players. That's changed in recent years, with more of an emphasis on college scouting and, as a result, college players.
In the interest of providing a bit of info on the Flames many former NCAA players, here's a quick look at which players came through college, where they went and what they took. Bear in mind that this collection was lovingly compiled through the various team websites and asking players what they took. In the majority of four-year colleges, students declare a major after their second year. If a player left school after two years, they probably didn't declare a major and therefore were just taking classes within a program of study.
February 22 2014 10:03AM
I played with many Russians in my time in professional hockey. I was always amazed by their skill and skating ability. After being traded to the Vancouver Canucks, during my first practice I was taught a harsh lesson on Russian ability by Pavel Bure and Alexander Mogilny.