December 17 2012 12:30PM
It has been about a month since we looked at the NHL equivalencies of Flames kids and with Ryan giving us a more qualitative run down of their progress below, it seems like as good a time as any to see how their scoring is coming along.
We'll start with the guys up front
December 17 2012 10:17AM
We're into the holiday season, which means that junior kids are off to World Junior camps, that college schedules are sparse to allow for final exams, and various European club teams are off to allow for holiday tournaments.
What better time to assess how the various Flames prospects are doing this year?
December 16 2012 11:23AM
The lockout keeps rolling on, but that doesn't mean we lacked for quality content this week. We had another entry in our "Worst to First" jerseys series, talked about the frightening salary cap situation for a bunch of teams, looked at how forward usage by NHL coaches has evolved over the last few seasons, talked about the World Juniors and buyouts, the lockout and the league's very best prospect, as well as half a dozen things I'm not even mentioning.
More after the jump!
December 15 2012 02:39PM
Time: 8:00pm MST
Location: Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre
While the Heat have deserved a better fate in some of the games they've lost this month, last night wasn't one of those instances. Abbotsford was being outshot 21-5 at one point in the second and spent a generous portion of the evening in the penalty box. The 3-1 score probably flattered them.
The Heat can get right back on the horse tonight against the Stars, potentially with the return (maybe) if Sven Baertschi. Scoring has continued to be an issue in his absence and there's no question he is the most creative offensive talent on the club by a wide margin.
December 14 2012 05:15PM
Location: Abbotsford Sport and Entertainment Centre
Tonight the Heat are back at home in Abbotsford where they'll play the first of two games in two nights against the Texas Stars. The Heat remain the best team in the Western Conference despite losing four of their last five games. The Stars, in contrast, have steadily moved up the standings over the last month or so, collecting six wins and two OT losses in their last 10 games. They currently sit tied for 5th in the West with 27 points, seven back of Abbotsford.