April 01 2013 12:42PM
pic via Jenn Kuhn
The playoffs may be an uncertainty for the Calgary Flames, but quite a few of their prospects in major junior and college are in the midst of post-season pushes. Or, in the case of the Abbotsford Heat, they're trying to qualify.
April 01 2013 10:49AM
It only took about five years of faltering results, increasing budgets and doddering superstars, but the Flames flipped the page on the Iginla era when they finally traded Jarome last week. The quality of the return as well as the integrity of the process can be debated forever, but there's no question it's something that had to be done.
March 31 2013 10:57AM
Henry Ford once said that customers were free to buy a car in any colour they wanted - so long as it was black.
This approach to buyer's choice is somewhat analogous to the options faced by Jay Feaster in the Iginla trade. There was really only one option in the end and Feaster had be content with it, because Ray Shero wasn't going to offer more than he felt he had to and Jarome Iginla had made the decision that he wanted to go to Pittsburgh.
March 30 2013 10:11AM
After the news of the Boston “trade” broke over twitter, I made the joke that it would have been far more appropriate for Calgary to play Iginla and trade him in the middle of the game, given how absurd the management is, but they did me one better. Hell, they did me several better.
March 29 2013 11:23PM
Your Calgary Flames began a new chapter in this fabled franchise, but the theme remained constant. Having to compensate for a horrific road record, the Flames have been able to provide a counter balance with eight straight wins at home. It's the same story we here at Flames Nation have been telling for awhile now... The Jeckyll and Hyde team that is polar opposites depending which jersy they pull over their heads that night.
Tonight they would face a team again within reach in the standings with a realistic chance at victory. There's no place like home, but home is where the heart is, and after the team's biggest trade in almost two decades, there is a vast uncertainty as to if there is any heart left in Cowtown.
Tonight's line-up would also carry the Jeckyll and Hyde metaphor, as there was a complete and utter disconnect between the forwards, D-men and the keeper.
As you can probably guess by now... we can stop the counter on consecutive home wins. Here's how it went down...