February 01 2012 05:38PM
Eight years ago, at the conclusion of the last collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and then NHLPA director Bob Goodenow were set in their respective positions and firing salvos at each other through the media. Today, Bettman and new NHLPA director Donald Fehr are approaching the end of another CBA in a very different matter: by putting negotiations off.
February 01 2012 03:35PM
It was announced today that the Calgary Flames have signed the Heat's leading scorer Krys Kolanos to a two-year, two-way contract worth $525,000 per year.
February 01 2012 09:04AM
1. The Brendan Morrison trade sends a mixed message
The other day Calgary traded Brendan Morrison to Chicago, ostensibly to lend them some help down the middle so they don't need to keep playing woefully-ineffective center Patrick Kane at the pivot instead.
January 31 2012 09:49PM
Final Score: 3-1L
January 31 2012 06:11PM
Here we are folks. The home stretch.
The Flames rode Kiprusoff and some really tight, low scoring affairs to a decent record before the break. I'm not bullish on their chances to keep winning like that myself but at this point I don't know if they have any other options. Playoffs remain the goal, so the Flames acting like the Wild under Lemaire is what we'll see for the remainder.
The Red Wings, on the other hand, consider the post-season a foregone conclusion and have higher asiperations. I'm not sure what Detroit will do once Dastyuk, Zetterberg and Lidstrom go away, but for now they remain one of the best in the league.
Calgary has stolen some points from the Wings gaping maw so far this year, but tonight remains a tough test nonetheless.