Darryl Sutter and the Mayor of Casterbridge

Kent Wilson
March 16 2010 11:38AM

Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks


An eery silence has settled on the Flames fanship today. In the immediate aftermath of the gut punch loss to the Detroit, there was the expected wailing and gnashing of teeth. Our own Pat Steinberg no doubt fielded angry calls deep into the night. Today, however, in the cold light of a late winter morning, a sort of bland resignation seems to have taken hold of the faithful at large. Perhaps it's because, with 13 games left on the schedule, it's far too early to begin the Flames eulogy. While many may be planning the post-mortem, the truth is the patient isn't quite dead yet.

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A dagger to the heart

Jean Lefebvre
March 15 2010 10:05PM

We'll never know for sure what effect it could have had on Monday's game at the Saddledome, of course, but what if a team had the option of choosing that a minor penalty be assessed to the opposition instead of accepting a penalty shot? Maybe, just maybe, it would have been the difference between a win and a loss for the Flames in their crucial contest against the Detroit Red Wings.

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GDFD No. 69: Do or die

Ryan Lambert
March 15 2010 05:12PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 69th game of the season on March 15, 2010.

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Dawes draws in?

Pat Steinberg
March 15 2010 04:44PM

Colorado Avalanche v Calgary Flames

There's a chance Nigel Dawes will return to the Calgary Flames lineup tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, which leads some to wonder, "Where the heck has he been?"

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On Flames Goalie Prospects and Kevin Lalande

Kent Wilson
March 15 2010 02:49PM

Columbus Blue Jackets v Minnesota Wild


The Abbotsford Heat have won a boatload of games recently, launching them back into the AHL playoff race. The starter for the club over the recent winning streak? David Shantz, a 23 year old free agent signing who was picked-up to fill out the organizations bottom-end. He began the season in the ECHL.

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