December 05 2012 09:32AM
After weeks of anticipation, six Calgary Flames prospects got the call from their respective countries. Each player was invited to try out for his respective Under-20 National team to represent them at this December's IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia.
December 04 2012 10:59PM
An NHL lockout is a cynical business, with two extremely rich parties fighting for a wicked pile of cash. The most recent edition has been particularly galling, with two sides seemingly able to agree on a myriad of issues but unwilling to bridge the small gap between them.
Given that, naturally I was cynical about the December 4 meeting between players and owners – without the presence of league commissioner Gary Bettman or NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr. I thought it likely to be an empty ploy without hope of succeeding. And to be clear: it hasn’t succeeded yet. But for the first time in quite a while, things are looking up.
December 04 2012 04:37PM
Time: 8:00pm MST
Location: Abbotsford Sports and Entertainment Centre
Boradcast: abbotsfordheat.com, teamradio.ca
The Heat were without the services of both Sven Baertschi and Ben Walter last game, leading to their first regulation defeat on home ice. Although they were able to beat up on the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-1 the night previous, lacking two of their top six forwards proved too rgeat a challenge to close out the sweep the next night. The club will likely face that challenge again tonight as their injury list continues to get longer.
December 04 2012 01:00PM
As usual, Flames news is thin on the ground at this juncture of the this infernal, perpetual lock-out. Still, there remains one or hockey two items of interest worth considering.
ITEM! Remember when I talked about Joe Colborne as a potential comparable for Mark Jankowski? Well, here's an in-depth discussion of Colborne's struggles this year from McKeen's pro scouting coordinator Gus Katsaros. Let's all agree that if Colborne doesn't improve, he's not a Jankowski comparable. Cool? Cool.
December 04 2012 12:11PM
It's a lockout, but I've barely noticed.
Been very busy over the last few days with a bunch of things, so without further delay, here's a whollllle bunch of KHL games and action from the last few days. Alex Ovechkin's first KHL hat trick, Malkin gets 4 points, and some orgasmic goals. Yes. Orgasimic.