November 19 2013 10:28AM
We've passed the 20-game mark of the 2013-14 Calgary Flames season, so roughly 25% of the games have been played. Thus, as per tradition, we've assembled the FN crew to discuss how the team is doing thus far. Join myself, Kent Wilson, Christian Roatis, Justin Azevedo and the Book of Loob as we attempt to make sense of the first quarter of the season. Then let us know what you think of the team's season thus far in the comments.
November 18 2013 09:48PM
Winless in their last six games, the Calgary Flames roamed into unfamiliar territory – Winnipeg's MTS Centre – on Monday night for their first visit to the Winnipeg Jets since the spring of 1996. With visions of blown leads and getting wildly out-chanced in the back of their collective heads, the Flames hoped to avoid their recent losing ways.
And despite falling into exactly the kind of habits that caused them to lose each of their last six games, the Flames somehow came out on top against the Jets.
November 18 2013 02:16PM
The Flames will play their first game in Winnipeg in .78 Justins when they visit tonight to take on the Jets. It's already been quite the day in the Saddlesphere.
November 18 2013 11:15AM
The Calgary Flames have hit the quarter-pole of the 2013-14 NHL season, with 20 games complete and a lot of hockey left to go. In addition, we're experiencing the meat of the schedule in college and major junior hockey, while the Abbotsford Heat are in the midst of their longest road trip of the season.
All that and more in your Weekly Ignition!
November 17 2013 09:49AM
It was the Clash of the Cretins last night as both Alberta teams entered the last night sitting 14th and 15th in the Western Conference. The Flames got off to a decent start in October and raised hopes that perhaps the rebuild wasn't going to be as long or as painful as initially feared, but that outburst was short-lived. The Oilers, in contrast, were meant to finally take a step forward this season and start actually contending for something after seven years of wandering the desert, but instead have found themselves in the familiar position of being the league's punching bag.
So, aside from pride and the Springfield-Shelbyville rivalry, the stakes were pretty low.