September 18 2012 09:36AM
Frequent Nations’ commenter Rex Libris concludes his epic series on franchise rebuilds today with this piece on the Calgary Flames. It’s extensive, so settle in and enjoy the ride.
The Flames aren’t in a rebuild. That much we know because Jay Feaster has told us. While I’m not entirely convinced that they aren’t at least in the initial stages of one, for the time being it might be best to describe their current phase as a retooling.
So how do they fit into this discussion about teams rebuilding?
September 17 2012 02:31PM
With the National Hockey League officially locking out its players on Saturday, fans are now into the wacky, confusing period where players are looking for places to play.
For some, they can head down to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat or their junior clubs to ply their trade. For others, Europe is the option. Others may simple sit at home and try to keep in shape.
September 17 2012 09:21AM
September 15th has come and gone without a new CBA agreement being reached. The NHL and NHLPA are now playing a game of lockout chicken that could last a while. In the meantime the players must figure out what to do.
September 15 2012 01:38PM
Today is September 15, the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA. Tonight, barring an 11th-hour miracle, the league will lock out its players and begin yet another in a seemingly endless cycle of work stoppages.
If that happens, I have a promise to both sides.
September 15 2012 11:50AM
So the lock-out is officially upon us today. While we at FlamesNation can probably continue to pump out pretend letters, epithets of hate and overly deep statistical analysis indefinitely, I'd like to as FN readers what they want to see from the site during the work stoppage.