March 17 2011 11:21AM
The Calgary Flames have no other choice to win a hockey game tonight, and in dire need of a win to snap a three game losing skid, they get the best tonic to do...the Colorado Avalanche (7 pm, Sportsnet Flames and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960). The Avs are almost a joke of a hockey team at this point, with losses in 21 of of their last 23 games and right in the race for a lottery pick in June. If the Flames lose this game, you can kiss their playoff hopes goodbye.
March 17 2011 09:49AM
With the Ducks victory last night, the Flames are technically in 9th in the Western Conference at this time (although just a single point and two more games played separates them from Nashville in 10th).
March 16 2011 01:10PM
One subject that's never been far from the surface for Flames' fans has been the utilization of Mikael Backlund. Calgary's one NHL-ready youngster has spent most of the year playing 4th liners to good effect, even as a segment of the fan base advocated he be moved up the scale ahead of Stajan, Jokinen or Morrison at varying junctures of the year.
March 16 2011 12:30PM
The average NFL team is worth a billion dollars and every single team is profitable. The Superbowl is regularly the most watched TV show of the year - if not the history of television. So of course they are going on strike and are running the risk of having to lose part or potentially all of a season of football.
March 15 2011 10:41PM
It may have been a one goal game, but the score probably flattered the Calgary Flames in the end, as the team lost their third straight game by a 4-3 score at the hands of the Phoenix Coyotes. Far too many defensive breakdowns would cost the Flames in the end, and a late push wasn't going to be enough against a fairly defensively sound Coyotes team, who won their fourth game this season against Calgary, sweeping the season series.