November 13 2011 11:17AM
If you're going to have someone whose only purpose is fighting, they might as well be good at it. The Flames have had goons like Andre Roy, Brian McGrattan, Krzystof Oliwa and Raitis Ivanans – some seriously bad dudes (and I don't just mean their hockey skills).
November 12 2011 11:09PM
Seeing the Calgary Flames open up a 4-0 lead on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night likely made some frustrated Flames fans breathe a little easier after their 4-1 loss in Chicago the night before. Seeing the Avalanche battle back to within a goal and almost tie the game on numerous occasions might have made that breath a little shorter. While it was a little too close for comfort, the main thing is simple: two points and back within striking distance of .500.
November 12 2011 10:43PM
November 12 2011 07:25PM
Not much left to say in this space since we've seen the Avalanche so recently. I'd like to note that the Avs have made a few strides since they lucked out in 09-10 while the Flames have probably fallen back a bit in the same time span. Meaning - if Colorado beats Calgary out for the post-season this year, it's much more likely to be earned rather on the back of lucky bounces.
That said, the Flames can make that outcome a little less probable tonight by winning.
November 12 2011 03:52PM
Because I teach literacy and basic skills with the Thames Valley District School Board, I was asked to attend Facing Off With Literacy, an evening headlined by guest speaker (and former Cup winner) Jacques Demers. Many of you probably remember that in 2005, Demers revealed to the world that he was functionally illiterate, that he was set to begin rectifying that situation, and also that he wanted to address literacy in a more public way. On Thursday night, he opened up to a room of nearly 450 people at the London Convention Center, and spoke passionately to raise support and finances for literacy programs. Leafs-Habs rivalry notwithstading, I have to say that it's a noble thing he's chosen to do.