November 25 2016 08:46AM
Way, way back in the 2012 National Hockey League Entry Draft, the Calgary Flames went off the board and selected forward Mark Jankowski from a Quebec prep school. The selection has long been a point of contention among the fanbase - some preferred Olli Maatta or a number of other players that have since played and made an NHL impact.
Now, four and a half years after being selected by the Flames at 21st overall, Jankowski is getting his first taste of NHL action. He was recalled by the Flames earlier this morning from the American Hockey League's Stockton Heat as a replacement for the injured Kris Versteeg.
November 25 2016 08:00AM
Lowkey rumours have been swirling the Calgary Flames. Nothing overt, and it doesn't sound as though anything is impending, but there have been rumours.
Of course, this is a team that was expected to take a step forward and is currently sitting 28th in the NHL in points percentage. While they aren't as bad as they were to start the season, and there have been flashes here and there, problems have persisted, and we're about at that time where we start considering if the playoffs can even happen.
There have been rumours about Dougie Hamilton, about the Flames wanting another defenceman, about being "open for business" in general. And why shouldn't they be? This is an incomplete team.
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November 25 2016 05:00AM
NHL power rankings, stop comparing Austin Matthews to Patrik Laine, Canucks and Anthony Duclair, Flames special teams costing them, Oilers are deep, Black Friday deals, Brent Burns, the Expansion Draft, a reason for every team in the league to be thankful, and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
November 24 2016 12:00PM
Hi friends, we're back again this week with another edition of the FlamesNation podcast. We're still working out the kinks and flow of our program so we appreciate all listeners who've returned or are carving our names into the palms of their hands.
As a heads up: I'm waiting on a response from iTunes/Apple about our podcast being approved still so don't worry about that. Once we're approved on there, we'll have the first two episodes, and every future episode on iTunes for easy convenience.
November 24 2016 10:00AM
As our friends south of the border enjoy their holiday long weekend, many in the hockey world will be looking at American Thanksgiving in a different context. As the theory goes, teams in a playoff spot around this time have a very strong chance of making the playoffs while teams on the outside are statistically unlikely to climb their way back in.
So just how accurate is this theory? And what does it mean for the Calgary Flames?