August 24 2012 10:48AM
The summer is winding down just as the CBA talks are winding up. No one knows when the very rich owners and the merely rich players will finally agree on how to split a $3.3 billion pot. The NHL's white collar slap fight may go on for a few weeks, a few months, or, god forbid, the rest of the year.
August 23 2012 10:28AM
The Calgary Flames have a few question marks on the roster heading into the new season, but none bigger than 26-year old winger/center Roman Cervenka. The Czech born KHL sniper has spent his entire career on the other side of the pond and has therefore never tested himself against the North American game. His better than average numbers in the second toughest league in the world are encouraging, but it remains to be seen if he can translate that production against the bigger players on the smaller ice surface in the NHL.
August 22 2012 09:29AM
1. Kent's Iginla stats
Boy if that wasn't the most depressing thing you just about ever read in your life, right?
August 21 2012 03:08PM
Just over 14 months ago, the Calgary Flames were backed into a corner. With former first round draft pick Tim Erixon refusing to sign with the club and the team poised to lose him for a mere compensatory second round pick, the team rolled the dice on a trade with the New York Rangers. Just before the deadline to sign draft picks, the Flames sent Erixon and a fifth round pick to the Rangers for prospect Roman Horak and a pair of second round picks (used to take Tyler Wotherspoon and Markus Granlund).
August 21 2012 12:33PM
It's has been pointed out to me on occasion that I tend toward the negative when it comes to my commentary and analysis. While that's not necessarily true, I'll admit a certain misanthropic bend to my writing about the team - in part, due to something of an innate cynicism and in part due to the organization's almost total lack of success over the last plus two decades (with the lone exception of 2004).