April 15 2010 12:01AM
The 1st year Abbotsford Heat will begin their quest for the Calder Cup tonight as they visit the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester to take on the Americans. So since our beloved Flames failed to make the playoffs in the big show, we decided to turn our attention to the farm... Welcome to HeatNation.
April 13 2010 02:55PM
I was supportive of the move to bring in Brent Sutter this past off-season. Although I was ambivalent about Mike Keenan's coaching over his tenure, I liked Sutter's resume, his results in New Jersey and the fact that he had an established history with some of the Flames players (Boyd, Dawes, Phaneuf). He had guided a Devils team featuring the cheapest blueline in the league and half a season of Scott Clemmensen to a division title the year prior - a team that boasted some impressive stats across the board. With the Flames needing to tighten up the defense, it seemed like a natural fit.
April 12 2010 05:37PM
Now that the season is officially over for the Calgary Flames, it's time for the real finger-pointing and question-asking to begin. And, as such, the top of Flames management have made their public appearances and some of those questions have been asked.
April 12 2010 01:03PM
I've conceived and rejected about 50 different ways to construct this season in review. But, unlike Darryl Sutter's plan headed into the season, I didn't decide to simply start it without really having a good idea in mind.
April 12 2010 11:16AM
The Calgary Flames will be holding a press conference at 1pm today. Tune into the fan960 for coverage and make sure to head back to FlamesNation for Pat Steinberg's take. There's no indication of what will be announced, although my money is on "excuse making and status quo".
This week will also feature more post-mortems including my take on Brent Sutter and the Flames roster this season, more than one Jarome Iginla post as well as TLP's player grades. Stay tuned!