June 03 2010 10:04AM
While it's almost a certainty that Backlund will make the big team out of training camp this coming October, the young centerman is still technically a rookie and therefore a "prospect", so I felt it would be meaningful to look at his AHL results from last year, given the fact that he spent a majority of the season there.
June 02 2010 10:02AM
We've discussed the recent free agent signee previously here and here. What wasn't mentioned in those articles is the fact that Cameron's team - the Barrie Colts - were one of the strongest clubs in the CHL last year. They finished with a record of 57-9-02 (!!) for 116 points and had a goal differential of +141. Even the Memorial Cup winning Windsor Spitfires didn't boast results that impressive during the regular season.
June 01 2010 04:03PM
(Please welcome the Nation's newest contributor, AZR from the snarkiest Flames-focused site on the web, Domebeers!)
Vicki Hall is normal, AZR from Domebeers.com is in italics.
Darryl Sutter received a vote of confidence last week from his boss, Ken King.
Not really. Mr. King didn’t want questions like “Why are the Flames still allowing some inbred hick to run their hockey operations?” ruining his outdoor game press conference. Ergo, the announcement.
The pronouncement from the team president apparently meant little to the embattled general manager of the Calgary Flames.
May 31 2010 11:17PM
So I go to Las Vegas for a few days, and we find out that nothing is going to change near the top when it comes to the Calgary Flames. So, now that we have some sort of idea as to who's going to be driving the bus for the upcoming season, it's a good time to roll out the final of the Darryl Sutter: Good, Bad and Ugly pieces.
May 31 2010 12:40PM
If you take a tour around the water coolers, comment sections and messageboards these days, you'll notice that Daymond Langkow is frequently discussed as a contract the Flames have to try to "get rid of" this summer in order to increase their budgetary flexibility. The claim is superficially defensible: at 33 years old and coming off a season that saw him score just 14 goals and 37 points, many folks are looking at his $4.5M as money that could be better spent elsewhere. In addition, with both Backlund and Stajan set to make the team as "offense first" centers, Langkow seems somehow redundant.