February 19 2010 08:35PM
Thank goodness for the Olympic break as far as the Calgary Flames are concerned. If the chemistry-rattling trades with the Maple Leafs and Rangers weren't enough to resolve the discord in the dressing room, then surely the two-week cooling-off period for the winter five-ring circus will bring relief to one of the National Hockey League's most dysfunctional clubs.
February 19 2010 05:25PM
When the Flames traded Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust for Ales Kotalik and Chris Higgins, the principles of the deal seemed to the Kotlik and Jokinen. Thanks to nominal counting stats and an expiring contract, Higgins seemed like a "throw-in" in the deal. And, indeed, his fortunes haven't changed much in Flames colors. Through six games for Calgary, Higgins is the only new-comer without a point.
February 18 2010 05:23PM
The Olympics are, of course, all about athletic competition, pushing to be the best, and coming together as a global community to celebrate peace and goodwill. But let's be honest here, it's also about winners and losers. Canada may have won its first gold medal last night but I think it's time we took a look at the real winner so far: America.
February 18 2010 03:06PM
Thankfully we will get to see some competitive hockey this Sunday on rivalry day. The last six finalists for the Gold Medal will all play one another.
February 18 2010 02:44PM
It's been something of a rocky start to his (North American) pro career for the Flames top prospect this year. His early returns with the Abbotsford Heat were unimpressive, lagging behind the likes of Jamie Lundmark, Jason Jaffray, Kris Chucko and David Van der Gulik.