April 01 2010 01:17PM
Those who have been reading me for awhile know I've been waiting for this: the collapse of the Colorado Avalanche. The NHL's most uncanny team this season has been riding a wave of fortune so extended and unlikely, I'd almost begun to wonder if Joe Sacco had somehow discovered a new, paradigm-shifting hockey coaching strategy...
To say that the Avalanche were a surprise this season is a gross understatement. After finishing 2008-09 as one of the worst teams in the league, the org avoided spending money in the free agent market, plunked a bunch of kids onto the roster and then hid under some coats and hoped that somehow everything would work out.
Funny thing is, it did. (Sort of...)
April 01 2010 08:53AM
The Flames and Ducks managed to breath new life into the Flames dying playoff hopes last night. With Calgary's win and the Colorado loss, the Flames are now just two points behind the faltering Avs for the final playoff position. Curtis McElhinney says "you're welcome"
March 31 2010 05:16PM
Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 77th game of the season on March 31, 2010.
March 31 2010 09:44AM
Here we are, game-day number 77 for the Calgary Flames as they get set to take on the Phoenix Coyotes. We all know the situation is dire for the hometown heroes, and yesterday I did up a piece examining the Magic Numbers for the teams Calgary is chasing, and the Elimination Number as it stands for Calgary. So let's set things up, shall we?
March 31 2010 09:13AM
Of all the adjectives that will be used to describe the Flames season once it finally shudders to a halt, "ironic" may actually be the most apt.