October 29 2013 09:05AM
Even before the rebuild, one of the biggest holes for the Calgary Flames has been face-offs. This season, they're 30th in the league. Last season they were 28th. They were even 30th during Brent Sutter's last year as coach. Being bad at face-offs isn't a new phenomenon, and seems to be immune to changes in management, coaches or players.
Here's a brief situational look at how the Flames are doing at the face-off dot after 11 games.
October 28 2013 11:49AM
A fairly busy week in Flames-ville, both on and off the ice. Let's get to it!
October 28 2013 08:03AM
October is just about in the bank and we're starting to get a feel for step one of the rebuild. The Flames haven't been as bad as many expected, though with 12 points in 11 games they are still 6th out of 7 teams in the difficult Pacific division, ahead of only (haha) the Edmonton Oilers.
Here's some thoughts on the thr first 10, including Hartley's habits and some words on Iginla's reputation as a slow starter...
October 26 2013 11:31PM
After a rough road trip that saw the club lose four of five games, the Calgary Flames returned home to the Scotiabank Saddledome hoping to get back in the win column. They had their work cut out for them, missing their most dependable blueliner (Mark Giordano) and forward (Lee Stempniak) and facing the powerhouse Washington Capitals, winners of four of their last five contests.
Recent results from both teams would suggest a particular outcome, but both teams had a few surprises up their sleeves on this evening in one of the odder games I've seen in awhile.
October 26 2013 04:31PM
California road swings are known to be atrocious for the Calgary Flames and most recent one (that also saw stops in Arizona and Texas) fit the bill. Five games, one win, unlimited tears and frustration.
Tonight they return to the inviting arms of the Scotiabank Saddledome and put their 2-0-1 home record on the line against the white hot Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. If you remember, the Flames opened their regular season in Washington and blew 3-0 and 4-1 leads en route to an overtime loss, so this is a rematch of sorts.