January 05 2011 08:25AM
For Flames fans, this season has been terrible for two distinct reasons: one of them is obvious while the other is the fact that the Vancouver Canucks are currently the best team in the Western Conference. If not the league. On top of all that, Ryan Kesler is the main reason for their dominance.
January 05 2011 06:49AM
This is Jordan Eberle scoring one of the most famous goals in the game's history. The timing (perfect) and the degree of difficulty (impossible) add to the appeal of this photo. Tonight in Buffalo, a new chapter will be written.
January 04 2011 02:42PM
After being assigned to the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday morning, the Calgary Flames have recalled forward Mikael Backlund; he'll join the team in Vancouver ahead of their game against the Canucks tomorrow night. Backlund played one game with the Heat, going pointless as the team was shutout 4-0 by Manitoba.
January 04 2011 08:46AM
Few figures in the history of the Calgary Flames have been more contentious than Darryl Sutter. Both universally loved and universally reviled at points during his seven year reign as the club's general manager, Sutter is a man of competing, dichotomous narratives: the idiot and the savant, if you will. each seemingly valid and both worthy of further inspection. In this post, the first of a six-part series, I investigate the roots and inception of his rise to power in Calgary.
January 03 2011 10:26PM
and one team didn't. Riding a four game win streak and still needing points, the Calgary Flames were uninspired and sloppy, and they weren't good enough to win - so they didn't. The New York Islanders rolled into the Saddledome on Monday night and walked away with a 5-2 win; a win that was far too easy against a supposedly desperate team.