December 9th News and Notes

Robert Cleave
December 09 2011 01:29PM



It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.

Read Article | 7 Comments

Horak Demoted

Kent Wilson
December 09 2011 11:28AM


Word came down today that the Calgary Flames have sent Roman Horak to the Abbotsford Heat. The return of a healthy and functional Brendan Morrison plus the pending return of David Moss means the Flames have more than a full roster up front.

Nevertheless, the move still seems somewhat surprising.

Read Article | 27 Comments

Rebuilding the Flames

Robert Vollman
December 09 2011 08:59AM



There has been much discussion about whether the Calgary Flames need to "blow it up" and rebuild the team with high draft picks just like divisional rivals like the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche or the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders in the East.  Unfortunately, there are four fundamental flaws with this approach.

Read Article | 43 Comments

Postgame: Climbing the Mountain

Nation World HQ
December 08 2011 10:14PM

Thanks to their best run of the season, the Calgary Flames have scaled their way back to .500, taking their 13th win of the season on Thursday night, 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche.  In an odd game overall, the Flames scored a pair of powerplay goals in the third period along with a pretty Olli Jokinen winner, helping them to a fourth win over Colorado this season.  Calgary now has wins in five of seven and points in six of those games.

Read Article | 8 Comments

Flames Scoring Chances - Game 28 versus Colorado Avalanche

Kent Wilson
December 08 2011 09:49PM




Final Score: 3-2W

Final Summary


Head-to-head ice


Read Article | 0 Comments