December 06 2012 08:19AM
1. I can't believe it maybe possibly coulda worked
When it was first announced that the owners and players should meet by themselves, with no Bettman and no Fehr, I was admittedly very skeptical.
Seemed like a PR scheme, especially because Murray Edwards and Jeremy Jacobs were almost immediately tabbed as two of the owners in the meeting. They'd been hardlining their asses off from August until the day before the meeting, and I saw no reason that 18 players with no legal experts on their side of the table would be enough to intimidate them into not doing so now.
December 05 2012 04:29PM
Time: 8:00pm mst
Location: Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre
Broadcast: teamradio.ca, abbotsfordheat.com
Abbotsford will get a chance to avenge their 3-2 OTL this evening on the second night of a B2B versus the San Antonio Rampage. Despite outshooting the Western Conference's last placed team 26-6 in the final two periods + overtime, the resurgent Jacob Markstrom was able to hold his club in it long enough for Jason DeSantis to seal it in the extra frame.
December 05 2012 12:08PM
If you're new to Two Minutes Hate!, let me untangle for you what is most certainly a complex and sinister web.
It's an Orwellian undertaking, devised to penetrate one's inner psyche, massaging scorn for a particular subject until that hatred can no longer be contained by one's own proper sensibilities, prompting an eruption of ire over anyone and anything in the path of the assailant.
Basically, it's where we put into writing how we hate people who have wronged your Calgary Flames. It's pretty hard to read sometimes, as it's a big list.
Over the course of our series, we've profiled traitors like Trevor Kidd and Tim Erixon and called for the heads of our enemies, like Esa Tikkannennennen. And there are several more perpetrators out there with blood on their hands that need to be taken to account.
Which we will. Even if it kills us, Matt Stajan.
But today, we've saved a slice of malevolence for what might possibly be the greatest offender of them all: The Canadian Dollar of the Late Nineties.
December 05 2012 09:32AM
After weeks of anticipation, six Calgary Flames prospects got the call from their respective countries. Each player was invited to try out for his respective Under-20 National team to represent them at this December's IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia.
December 04 2012 10:59PM
An NHL lockout is a cynical business, with two extremely rich parties fighting for a wicked pile of cash. The most recent edition has been particularly galling, with two sides seemingly able to agree on a myriad of issues but unwilling to bridge the small gap between them.
Given that, naturally I was cynical about the December 4 meeting between players and owners – without the presence of league commissioner Gary Bettman or NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. I thought it likely to be an empty ploy without hope of succeeding. And to be clear: it hasn’t succeeded yet. But for the first time in quite a while, things are looking up.