November 08 2013 09:47AM
1. The goaltending situation
When the Flames put Joey MacDonald on waivers — as they should have, but hey didn't they just give him a one-year deal this summer? — and called up Reto Berra, few probably expected that he'd be any good at all, let alone give up just two goals on 44 shots to the Blackhawks.
November 07 2013 09:01PM
The Flames rolled into St. Louis with what could charitably be called a sub-optimal line-up (due to a variety of reasons), which is why the game was never really in doubt, even though the score ended up close by the end of the night. St. Louis took a lead early in the contest and played a slow, choking, Hitchcockian style game for the rest of the night.
November 07 2013 12:37PM
After splitting the first two games of their four-game trip through the Central Division, the Calgary Flames (6-7-2) try to get back to .500 tonight. They face a tough test in the St. Louis Blues (9-2-2). The Blues have been strong of late, winning four of their last five – including their last outing on Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens. The Flames are in a bit of a slide, having lost three of their last four games – their only victory being Sunday in Chicago.
The Blues have been one of the NHL's best teams this year, bolstered by a strong offensive attack led by Alex Steen. With the Blues' size and speed, the Flames may have their hands full. The puck drops at 6pm MT on Sportsnet Flames and the Fan 960.
November 07 2013 08:33AM
Okay, so last week, at a time when everything discussed in today's podcast was relevant, unlike today, where it is not, Arik, Azevedo, and yours truly sat down (uh, totally in the same room) and discussed the sujet du jour surrounding your Calgary Flames.
We, with open minds and noble hearts, discuss heavy topics such as the Flames' new third jersey, whether or not Dion Phaneuf knows how to dress himself, the baffling usage of the Thug Twins and Mikael Backlund, Curtis Glencross' leadership ability, and whether or not Tim Harrison really does exist.
Furthermore, there are some now hilariously irrelevant predictions for the week ahead (as in, games that have already been played)
November 06 2013 08:03AM
Some NSFW language in the video
...In case you're wondering, reports are that Joey MacDonald was, apparently, the panda in the above video.
Now, can the Flames continue to perform as they have so far this season, or are we staring at a statistical mirage?