What's on tap: April 1st, 2010

Pat Steinberg
April 01 2010 03:02PM

Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals

It's not an April Fools Day joke. The Calgary Flames really are back in this thing, and they really could be tied for a playoff spot come Saturday morning. But that assumes they go out and play the type of hockey they need to, which hasn't been a guarantee this season. Let's see what's going on here and elsewhere.

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Around the League - Apr 1, 2010

Jason Gregor
April 01 2010 01:44PM

Less than two weeks to go until we see Olympic intensity again, and the best part is it will last for two months and involves more than six competitive teams.

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The Colorado Avalanche Can be Caught

Kent Wilson
April 01 2010 01:17PM

Colorado Avalanche v Los Angeles Kings


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...)

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Hope Springs Eternal

Kent Wilson
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"

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GDFD No. 77: Oddly positive

Ryan Lambert
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.

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