January 10 2017 10:30AM
Ah, the All-Star Game: a weekend in which most of the NHL gets a chance to take a break, but for a few (mandated at least one per team) to be hauled up to whatever location has been designated for the year and shill for the league while showing off how talented they are at hockey, or something.
The Flames are a meh team this year without any real standouts, but since every team has to be represented, Johnny Gaudreau is once again an All-Star for the third year in a row. He's three for three now; do you think he may want a break at some point?
January 10 2017 08:00AM
You know those mornings when you miss your alarm, you somehow show up to work with toothpaste still in your beard/hair, you forget deodorant, you forget your really good lunch you made the night before, and despite all of that you manage to leave the house EARLY but still show up five minutes late? Then when you finally start working you realize you've forgotten how to do your job so you coast through the workday, performing well below average while disappointing everyone around you.
That was the Calgary Flames last night with one of the more uninspiring games of the season. Hopefully it's behind them soon because this season isn't going to get any easier.
January 09 2017 09:08PM
(Bruce Fedyck / USA Today Sports)
Heading into tonight's game between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets, the hope was that the visitors – heading into a key game against a team missing their most explosive player – would be able to play with emotion and get two key points in the playoff race.
Instead, the Flames played 60 minutes of wholly uninspired hockey en route to a 2-0 loss to the Jets. If this was intended to be a statement game for Calgary then the statement coming out of it surely is "What the heck was that?!"
January 09 2017 04:00PM
The Calgary Flames have crossed the halfway mark of their 2016-17 regular season schedule. Through the first half they've played a lot of hockey: some good, some bad. We broke down their first 41 games to see what interesting patterns emerged.
Well, they're patterns. They may (or may not) be interesting.
January 09 2017 02:00PM
The reserves for the National Hockey League's somewhat annual All-Star Game will be announced later this week. As we saw last year, the NHL is sending contingents representing each of its four divisions to Los Angeles for a three-on-three tournament for bragging rights. Each division has a roster featuring two goalies, three defensemen and six forwards, and the league ensures every team has a player at the event when the rosters are announced.
Last season, the Pacific Division (featuring Calgary Flames representatives Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano) captured the All-Star championship. With Connor McDavid of the Edmonton Oilers already voted the Pacific's captain, we'll handicap which Flames players will represent Calgary at the event.