February 24 2013 10:05PM
When the news came down that the Phoenix Coyotes were going to play this one without the likes of Hanzel and Vrbata, there was little doubt that Calgary needed this one. Not just to get themselves back to the .500 mark but to show many that even with this mish-mash lineup, they could skate with the conference contenders; even if the opposition was playing with one hand tied behind their back.
The Flames left the last one licking their wounds and branded by embarrasement, this time they dug deep and were able to bite back to pull out a much needed and much deserved victory; keeping hopes everywhere alive.
February 24 2013 05:40PM
The nice thing about Sunday is that it's not Monday. The Flames had a case of the Mondays this past week against Phoenix, when they lost the world's most unwatchable hockey game in convincing fashion, a 4-0 snoozefest against a Coyotes team that against all odds both still exists and performs decently enough to find themselves batting for a playoff spot. For obvious reasons, we are not going to talk about it anymore.
February 24 2013 12:27PM
An odd rumor (news?) this morning. The Uitca Observer Dispatch is reporting the Flames will be moving their AHL affiliate team to the Utica New York for the 2014-15 season, abandoning the Abbotsford experiment after just five years.
February 24 2013 10:51AM
After the jump: the Nation Network turns five, predicting the end-of-season standings, talking about dirty hits and franchise-defining trades, and lots more good stuff from the past week.
February 23 2013 11:11PM
The Flames were back in action on Saturday for their final Saturday home game of the season, this time welcoming the Minnesota Wild to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome.
What would materialize when one of the league's worst home teams faced off against one of the league's worst road teams? The answer would be....a fairly typical Flames/Wild tilt. Low-event, low-scoring and punctuated by a 39-minute scoreless stretch from mid-way through the first until mid-way through the third. Oh, and some fairly awful officiating.