March 30 2012 11:48AM
While the Flames are technically in the playoff race by the slimmest of fractions (less than 5% according to sports club stats), functionally both the fans and the players know it's over. The recent, fully deserved loss at the hands of Darryl Sutter's Kings was the merciful pillow-over-the-face of the Flames malingering playoff hopes. All that's left now is to struggle feebly during the final few breaths.
March 29 2012 11:18AM
For the second time this month, the Flames are set to sign an undrafted collegiate free agent. According to the Tim Wharnsby of the CBC, UMD Bulldog defender Brady Lamb will be Flames property in the near future.
March 29 2012 09:27AM
When the playoff hunt is over, the various milestones are the only interesting things worth watching that remain. You know about the big milestones, like Jarome Iginla's amazing 11 consecutive 30-goal streak or Jay Bouwmeester's iron man streak, having recently passed Billy Harris into 7th all-time, but what about the more trivial milestones?
March 28 2012 11:19PM
When you're two points out of a playoff spot and you are playing a team in your own barn that you are trying to catch in the standings, it's probably a good idea to come out with a lot of energy and throw everything including the kitchen sink at your opponent. Instead the Flames came out and basically threw the baby out with the bath water and with it, any chance of getting into the playoffs.
March 28 2012 10:13PM