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.
December 17 2012 12:30PM
It has been about a month since we looked at the NHL equivalencies of Flames kids and with Ryan giving us a more qualitative run down of their progress below, it seems like as good a time as any to see how their scoring is coming along.
We'll start with the guys up front
December 17 2012 10:17AM
We're into the holiday season, which means that junior kids are off to World Junior camps, that college schedules are sparse to allow for final exams, and various European club teams are off to allow for holiday tournaments.
What better time to assess how the various Flames prospects are doing this year?