August 29 2014 10:15AM
I could have stopped 'em all, I could've stopped you. Up there, Burke's the law, out here on the ice it's me
- an especially badass Karri Ramo, vigilante and goalkeeper
You've patiently sat through an entire August of Reasonable Expectations, and you're still here reading this (good for you!), so today I thought I'd switch things up and give you a Reasonable Expectations piece - ON A GOALIE!
As far as Flames netminders go, this coming season is going to be the most noteworthy since way back to when Miikka Kiprusoff retired. The long time Flames faithful who can remember that far back know what I'm talking about. The battle to tend the cage is as open as it was last season, but with the caveat that what makes it worth mentioning this time is that Karri Ramo's opponents are not Reto Berra and Joey MacDonald. Nay, this year Karri has to go toe to toe with an actual NHL goalie in Jonas Hiller, and it's up to him to prove he's worth it.
And if he can't, well, he can always go back to killing lawmen who try to arrest him unjustly.
August 29 2014 08:30AM
After weeks and weeks of rumours and heresay, our pals at Sportsnet made things official earlier yesterday with the announcements of their television and radio broadcast teams for Calgary Flames games.
The television team will feature Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey, presumably for all regional games and the majority of national games involving the Flames. The radio team will have newcomer Derek Wills join Peter Loubardias for all regular season and pre-season contests.
Nation World HQ
August 29 2014 08:05AM
NHL reportedly looking at expansion, the changing world of sports journalism, Flames expectations, comparing Justin Schultz to PK Subban and more in this weeks Roundup
August 28 2014 01:30PM
1. The new guy
That thing we've been saying all summer about the Flames' right wing depth being up to one's ankles in a best-case scenario was made a little bit more comfortable over the past week with the addition of Devin Setoguchi to the lineup.
August 28 2014 08:53AM
The Flames did their best to make a splash on July 1st this year. Signing Mason Raymond and Jonas Hiller were both moves that were widely applauded as sensible pickups for decent dollar amounts. However, there was a third signing that fateful day.
The Flames signed Engelland for three years and an average of $2.9 million per (about 400k more than Glencross will be making this year btw) in a move that was largely regarded as one of the biggest head-scratchers of the day.
If not just out of a masochistic desire to pick scabs, lets let's get to meet Deryk (sic) Engelland!