November 12 2011 02:31PM
There used to be a time when games against the Colorado Avalanche were exciting. They boasted names like Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, and Blake. They were high flying, high scoring, and high octane. However, they always beat the Calgary Flames. Well, this current incarnation of the Avalanche is nowhere near as good, and as of late, they sure as heck don't beat the Flames. Tonight in Denver, they meet for the third time this season (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).
November 12 2011 07:19AM
This year we're using the Snepsts system to project how many points each of the Flames may score this year. The Snepsts system, explained over at Hockey Prospectus, searches history for players with similar statistics (adjusted for era scoring levels) and uses their future performance as yardsticks for today's.
We've already looked at most of the Flames key forwards and defensemen, and this week we'll look at some of their reserve forwards: Lance Bouma, Stefan Meyer, Paul Byron and Greg Nemisz.
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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.