November 03 2011 05:02PM
The Flames have failed the first two big tests the've faced this season in the Penguins and the Canucks. Both opponents handed the Flames their asses without much issue, which of course has been Calgary's weakness for three or four years running now - an inability to match up to the upper echelon clubs.
The Red Wings enter tonight on mini tailspin, but that's not indicative of the quality of the team. They remain amongst the NHL's heavy hitters and are a formidable adversary, particularly in their own barn. Calgary will have to be vastly better relative to their performances against Vancouver and Pittsburgh in order to have a chance this evening.
November 03 2011 02:30PM
The Nashville Predators made waves on Thursday by signing Pekka Rinne to a seven year, $49-million contract. It is the largest contract in the history of one of the NHL’s smallest markets, and it instantly establishes Rinne as the cornerstone for the team for most of the next decade.
November 03 2011 12:19PM
They call the city of Detroit "The D", and when the Red Wings play host to the Calgary Flames tonight, it seems like the implications are rather heavy for both sides (5:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960). Detroit is hoping to snap an uncharacteristic five game losing skid while the Flames remain below the .500 mark following a rough 5-1 loss to Vancouver on Tuesday night.
November 03 2011 11:40AM
So here we are ten games, and a month into the season. As Kent pointed out in his article, Calgary has shown more areas that they need improvement in than they have excelled at. The PP being the obvious focus, and the inability to move around in the offensive zone to create better scoring chances with the man advantage, left Kent and many more of us with frustrating feelings and apparently hostile desires towards our T.V.'s. The Roman Statue reference was a suiting one I thought.
November 01 2011 11:42PM
Despite the two teams both coming into this game with .500 records, the Canucks showed that when they need to, they can bury a team with one foot in the grave. The Flames had put together some much needed wins. Even though they didn't look all that convincing, they had been able to hold on and out last their opposition. That just wasn't going to fly tonight however, and the Canucks made them pay by coming out strong and fast right from the get-go.