December 19 2012 03:15PM
Dream Rivalry Alive
The Abbotsford Heat sit atop their AHL conference while the Barons are struggling to stay in the playoff picture
In Calgary this is greeted with great joy, dancing in the streets, and various acts of nefarious merriment with barnyard animals*. In Edmonton, well, that isn’t really our thing.
*This may or may not be true.
December 19 2012 10:36AM
The Heat play the Chicago Wolves today - starting right now in fact - so here's the hatily thrown together gamethread:
December 19 2012 09:48AM
Long before the chants of “Ig-gy, Ig-gy” or “Kip-per, Kip-per” echoed within the Saddledome walls, there was one syllable that resonated from the Flames faithful. Every time the original #12 lit the lamp, in one harmonized tone, the sounds of “Looooooooooooooooob” could be heard from the stands.
Håkan Loob’s name is not often included amongst the likes of Nieuwendyk, Fleury, MacInnis, Vernon, or even Iginla and Kiprusoff, as the all-time greatest to play here in Calgary; but I’m telling you here and now, it would be a mistake to over-look the contributions he made to this organization and this city.
December 18 2012 11:01AM
The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior (U-20) Championship begins on December 26, but there is a lot of hockey to watch this week as teams prepare for the tournament. To provide a handy checklist for hockey-starved Flames fans, here is a quick-and-dirty primer for the games that are coming up.
December 18 2012 09:09AM
Another day, another round of lock-out links and negotiation items. The World Junoir championships will soon arrive and with them some relief from the hockey-less-ness and legal navel gazing that has plagued us since October. For now, though, let's concentrate on the on-going rich man slap fight.