January 21 2013 11:50PM
The Calgary Flames remain winless after a sometimes-ugly, sometimes-exciting 5-4 home loss against the Anaheim Ducks (of Anaheim).
The contest was a microcosm of the entire season to date – both games of it. Jarome Iginla? One point (an assist), but largely invisible. The third line of Lee Stempniak, Matt Stajan and Roman Horak? Full of pep. The Flames? Tremendously inconsistent and unable to finish most of their chances.
January 21 2013 05:48PM
After the Flames didn't fare so well Shark fishing, today they'll try their luck at Duck hunting.
In four games last year, both teams were 2-1-1 and both winning their games in their own barn.
With the shortened schedule, the Flames will play the Ducks three times, two of which will be here at the Dome. Last time these two team faced off against each other, it was the last game of the regular season. Both teams were out of the playoffs and basically disinterested;. Akim Aliu led the Flames with two goals and the Ducks couldn't wait to get on the plane to go back to sunny California.
Tonight is a different story all together. The Ducks had the day off yesterday after taking the Canucks to the woodshed, and the Flames skate in their first of many... many, back-to-back games.
January 21 2013 04:29PM
News just coming down the pipe now that the Flame shave traded Henrik Karlsson to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a Senators 7th round pick (which the Hawks owned).
January 21 2013 04:20PM
Tonight's game preview coming up shortly, but before we get to that I just wanted to share that Book of Loob and Ryan Pike are publishing elsewhere these days.
BoL had his debut piece for the Spectator Tribune live this weekend. Check it:
January 21 2013 11:46AM
Reading through some reactions in the gamethread and elsewhere its seems a lot of fans were underwhelmed by Calgary's efforts versus San Jose last night. There are, of course, completely legitimate reasons for the faithful to be primed for disappointment when it comes to the Flames - 20 years of mediocrity has kind of bred it into this generation of Calgary followers.
Still, I was personally encouraged by at least some of what we saw, scoring notwithstanding. I am often described as the cynical pessimist in the room, so let it be known I am typically not prone to playing the Pollyanna role.