Nation World HQ
November 11 2011 09:27PM
The title of our postgame article tonight is pretty apt, as there wasn't a ton to dislike from the Calgary Flames on Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks, but it was the home team doing their thing en route to a 4-1 victory, their seventh straight over Calgary at the United Center. I liked most of the effort for the Flames, but when you let Chicago's best players do what they do best, their likely going to win.
November 11 2011 09:08PM
Final score: 4-1L
November 11 2011 06:12PM
The new look Flames take the ice against one their primary nemeses the last few years. The Hawks are legit even with a few bodies out of commission and have made a habit of humiliating Calgary here and there. Tonight will therefore be a stiff test for Backlund's first turn as a frontline center this season, to say nothing of Brodie and Byron making their debuts. Luckily Chicago played the night before, so hopefully that will take some of the edge off - however, it should surprise no one if some of the youngsters struggle tonight.
Nation World HQ
November 11 2011 01:31PM
It's been a busy and eventful last 48 hours or so for the Calgary Flames, as they've mad six roster changes over that span preparing for their game tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks (6:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960). The Flames will welcome three new faces to the lineup tonight, including Mikael Backlund who will play his first game of the season between Calgary's two leading scorers.
November 11 2011 08:09AM
Conn Smythe and others enlisting in 1939 at Maple Leaf Gardens.
The relationship between professional sports and the military has long been a complicated one. To outside observers the NFL often seems like another branch of the American Military. Don Cherry sets aside time each week on Coach’s Corner to remember the fallen men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Both Brian Burke and Luke Schenn travelled to Afghanistan this summer to visit troops serving there with the latter sponsoring a program for the military men and women known as “Luke’s Troops”. While today the relationship is mostly symbolic, in the past the connection was much more direct. No man better demonstrates the relationship between hockey and the military than Conn Smythe.