April 02 2010 09:54AM
Well, it looks less and less likely that the Calgary Flames are going to catch any other Western Conference playoff team not named the Colorado Avalanche. Why? Well, because all those teams they're chasing decided to win on Thursday night. Luckily, the schedule presents itself nicely for the 9th place Flames.
April 01 2010 03:02PM
It's not an April Fools Day joke. The Calgary Flames really are back in this thing, and they really could be tied for a playoff spot come Saturday morning. But that assumes they go out and play the type of hockey they need to, which hasn't been a guarantee this season. Let's see what's going on here and elsewhere.
April 01 2010 01:44PM
Less than two weeks to go until we see Olympic intensity again, and the best part is it will last for two months and involves more than six competitive teams.
April 01 2010 01:17PM
Those who have been reading me for awhile know I've been waiting for this: the collapse of the Colorado Avalanche. The NHL's most uncanny team this season has been riding a wave of fortune so extended and unlikely, I'd almost begun to wonder if Joe Sacco had somehow discovered a new, paradigm-shifting hockey coaching strategy...
To say that the Avalanche were a surprise this season is a gross understatement. After finishing 2008-09 as one of the worst teams in the league, the org avoided spending money in the free agent market, plunked a bunch of kids onto the roster and then hid under some coats and hoped that somehow everything would work out.
Funny thing is, it did. (Sort of...)
April 01 2010 08:53AM
The Flames and Ducks managed to breath new life into the Flames dying playoff hopes last night. With Calgary's win and the Colorado loss, the Flames are now just two points behind the faltering Avs for the final playoff position. Curtis McElhinney says "you're welcome"