November 15 2012 11:10AM
It's a busy weekend ahead for basically all non-NHL levels of professional and amateur hockey. The World Junior selection camps loom on the horizon and we're getting down to the meat of the professional schedule, so a lot of players have things to prove.
November 14 2012 08:06PM
The KHL returns from a 9-day break with 22 teams playing in 11 games. Joffrey Lupul makes his KHL debut with Avtomobilist, Malkin stacks the pads (what?), Ovechkin return much to the delight of Nicklas Backstrom, and more.
November 14 2012 04:04PM
Location: Abbotsford AESC
Broadcast: abbotsfordheat.com, teamradio.ca
The Abbotsford Heat remained one of the hottest teams in the AHL yesterday by beating the Lake Erie Monsters 3-0. The score featured two empty net goals from Baertschi and Laing, but the home club was full value for the win nonetheless outshooting their opponents 32-18 through two periods (39-29 overall). Apparently the contest would have been a laugher if Abby had finished a few of their 10-bell chances prior to the third period.
November 14 2012 12:31PM
Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from their age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors.
Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.
First up is Ryan Culkin.
November 14 2012 09:42AM
This installment of the Worst to First Jerseys features the Calgary Flames, and much thanks to FlamesNation for letting me guest post on their blog. On my own blog, I talk about about graphic design in hockey and I'll be doing the rest of the league over time, so come by Hockey By Design to check it out.
By John van der Woude
Any regular reader of my blog knows that I'm a die-hard Canucks fan, but I promise not to let that bias influence me while I rank all the jerseys the Flames ever wore. I will not rank the 1994 home jerseys higher than the 2004 road jerseys, simply because I have better memories from the Flames wearing that jersey. I promise.