February 16 2011 09:46AM
One trade that caught my eye over the last week was the move of Kris Versteeg to the Flyers for two draft picks. I suspect that most people, seeing a Leaf team in the dumper, think that getting a first and third rounder for a second/third line type like Versteeg was a good return. Was it really, though? Pension Plan Puppets has a good look at players drafted in the first round from 1997-2004 here, but I wanted to also look at players of a more recent vintage, as well as having a look at the potential for a payoff from the third rounder.
February 15 2011 10:07AM
(Rob Vollman of Hockey Prospectus returns to detail some of the best trade in Flames Franchise history)
As recompense for recently re-visiting the worst trades in Calgary Flames history, here are the best trades in Flames history. They’re ranked based on the value of the asset at the time it was acquired, using their combined career GVT from that point forward, regardless if the players were subsequently moved elsewhere.
February 14 2011 11:26PM
There wasn't a lot of difficulty in Calgary's 9-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night, and that's just fine for the Flames, as they got back in the win column, and back into the top eight in the Western Conference. It's not like Calgary was channeling the Edmonton Oilers of the 1980's. But they were far and away better than an awful Avalanche team, and the cruised to a regulation win. Happy Valentines Day!
February 14 2011 10:55PM
Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20846
February 14 2011 11:59AM
The Calgary Flames are once again on the outside looking in for a Western Conference playoff spot as they got next to no help from surrounding teams over the weekend. Following a 4-2 loss in Vancouver on Saturday night, the Flames get set for another division rival tonight, in the form of the Colorado Avalanche (8 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). The Avs are slumping in a large way, and as the Flames hope to snap a small skid of their own, they can make it nine straight losses for the team in Denver.