March 17 2010 06:11PM
Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 70th game of the season on March 17, 2010.
March 17 2010 04:15PM
It's the biggest game of the season (we all know that), against a team the Calgary Flames have yet to beat this season. That's why some find it odd to see the Calgary Flames start Vesa Toskala in net over Miikka Kiprusoff tonight in Denver.
March 17 2010 02:15PM
As I'm having a tough time writing any material that isn't dreadfully depressing or sharply sarcastic, I figured it was time to take a tour of the Flames-o-sphere and share some of the stuff I've come across.
- First off, fledgling Flames Blog The 4th Line has added frequent M&G commenter Justin Azevedo to the roster. Airk and Justin will be posting answers to "7 questions of interest and intrigue!" (title created by me) as they receive them. Highlight so far?
5.) If the Flames had a 9 game losing streak, what ritual would you perform to regain the favor of the hockey gods?
March 16 2010 11:38AM
An eery silence has settled on the Flames fanship today. In the immediate aftermath of the gut punch loss to the Detroit, there was the expected wailing and gnashing of teeth. Our own Pat Steinberg no doubt fielded angry calls deep into the night. Today, however, in the cold light of a late winter morning, a sort of bland resignation seems to have taken hold of the faithful at large. Perhaps it's because, with 13 games left on the schedule, it's far too early to begin the Flames eulogy. While many may be planning the post-mortem, the truth is the patient isn't quite dead yet.
March 15 2010 10:05PM
We'll never know for sure what effect it could have had on Monday's game at the Saddledome, of course, but what if a team had the option of choosing that a minor penalty be assessed to the opposition instead of accepting a penalty shot? Maybe, just maybe, it would have been the difference between a win and a loss for the Flames in their crucial contest against the Detroit Red Wings.