November 06 2012 12:25PM
Not a lot of Flames fans remember Rene Corbet these days. For good reason too; he was a wholly middling player and only haunted the Flames with his mediocrity for a brief period in the late '90's. Corbet was the first guy to sully the name "Rene" in Calgary before Rene Bourque finished the job this past season.
Corbet wasn't memorable as a player for any particular reason, but his name has stuck in my head like a bad pop song over the years because of what he represented to me as a Flames fan at the time: Calgary's fall from grace.
November 05 2012 04:18PM
Folks, the last six weeks have been a dry, hockey-less desert the likes of which we haven't seen in years. Flames fans have been reduced to watching such weird sports as baseball and golf instead of being able to turn on our televisions and view hockey games.
November 05 2012 02:18PM
Flames fans are probably happy to hear that their team's 23-year old center Mikael Backlund is tearing the cover off the ball in the Allsvenskan so far this season (10GP, 8 goals, 19 points, 1.9 PPG). The significant caveat being, of course, that the Allsvenskan (or SWE-1) league doesn't appear to be all that good. As Graham Wiswell put it on twitter after viewing a few highlights:
@kent_wilson Good for Backlund, but uh... That level of hockey looks like a minor step up from beer league— Graham (@WiswellMRU)
November 05 2012 09:02AM
An eventful weekend saw just about every Calgary Flames prospect hit the ice for game action, as well as the onset of the winter months in the form of daylight savings. Enjoy your extra hour of daylight with this update on Flames prospects. (Note: this update will take much less than an hour to read.)
November 04 2012 06:28PM
Look at that picture. Just look at it. That's really all you need to know. "There's no hitting in the KHL." Phooey! Also we have the KHL's Top 10 goals, saves, and hits of the week.