April 02 2012 01:44PM
It's still not time for a full and proper eulogy of the Flames season since there remains a couple more games on the schedule. It's going to take more than a single article to truly get ahold of what went wrong and, more importantly, where the club is headed as well. But here's some things that are rattling around my head as the Flames prep for the golf course for a third straight April.
April 02 2012 09:29AM
When you're a play-off bubble team whose top lines can't quite compete with opposing teams, you rely on catching a few breaks in order to qualify for the post-season. If instead your team loses 5.5 points on the random OT/shoot-out chance, and are among the league leaders in man-games lost to injury, then you need to build a far better team to be playing hockey in mid-April.
April 01 2012 11:12AM
Because even Lowetide needs a break now and then, we decided to go with a bit of a "best of" clip show this week. Past segments featuring Sean Brown, Todd Nelson and Skip Krake are included. Fret not folks, LT will be back soon to talk about the MPS recall fiasco (amongst other things)...
This is Nation Radio.
April 01 2012 12:00AM
Another loss for the Flames that really no one is surprised by. Going into the game, Calgary had 0.2% of still making the playoffs which realistically meant they had no chance. Even gaining the point in overtime, with the Phoenix win and some games that will al put the math into place, the Flames have officially been eliminated from the playoffs. I won't even give the Canucks the benefit of being the team that eliminated Calgary either, that distinction solely hangs around the neck of each Flames player and coach. Wear it well boys.
March 31 2012 10:48PM