February 23 2013 11:11PM
The Flames were back in action on Saturday for their final Saturday home game of the season, this time welcoming the Minnesota Wild to the friendly confines of the Scotiabank Saddledome.
What would materialize when one of the league's worst home teams faced off against one of the league's worst road teams? The answer would be....a fairly typical Flames/Wild tilt. Low-event, low-scoring and punctuated by a 39-minute scoreless stretch from mid-way through the first until mid-way through the third. Oh, and some fairly awful officiating.
February 23 2013 03:20PM
In each of the prior two seasons, the Flames stumbled out of the gate and found themselves at the bottom of the western conference before ultimately turning things around and competing for a playoff spot. The rebound in each season eventually fell short, but it was usually enough to convince the decision makers to stay the course at the deadline and try again the next year.
February 22 2013 12:10PM
The Flames opened the season with a rough first 10-games record-wise but I was encouraged by some of their performances, their underlying numbers and many of the decisions Bob Hartley was making. It seemed that if the club could weather the poor goaltending storm and continue to outshoot and outplay the bad guys, then they could emerge on the other side as playoff contenders.
February 22 2013 09:59AM
We're deep, deep into the regular season in the NCAA and the Canadian Hockey League, so why not take a long, deep look at how the Calgary Flames prospects in those two super-leagues are doing? In addition, we'll take a look overseas to see how the Flames Fins have made out...
February 21 2013 05:20PM
On January 24th Wally Buono held a news conference to announce that he was trading star received and B.C. Lions franchise cornerstone Geroy Simon.
Okay, so we’re talking football in February, but stick with me here.
Simon is a lock for the CFL Hall of Fame, and probably a few other local Halls of Fame in B.C. and his home state of Pennsylvania. His game has diminished partially due to age and injury, but there is no denying that he is still an effective player and a terrific influence to have on the roster of any CFL team. On top of that, Simon had spent eleven years with the Lions, winning two Grey Cup championships and the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award. It was Simon’s image that adorned the B.C. Lions Canada Post stamp for the Grey Cup’s 100th birthday.