September 09 2012 11:46AM
Usually we'd be starting to talk about training camp around this time. Instead, the focus is still the possible lockout, the summer's activities by Canada's NHL teams and advanced stats and how they enhance our enjoyment of the game. We explore these topics and others with guests Harrison Mooney, Terry Jones and more.
This is Nation Radio.
September 08 2012 10:23AM
Thinking about the current labour situation and the possibility of another lock-out, it got me reminiscing about the previous work stoppage and what it cost the Calgary Flames. This time, the price may be Iginla's final season in Flames colors or even Kippers. It could mean the end of era, snuffed out by the venal interests of very rich men.
September 07 2012 12:21PM
If there's one Flames player waiting eagerly for the CBA talks to culminate and get back onto the ice, it's Mikael Backlund. There may be nobody else on the roster – not Roman Cervenka, not Sven Baertschi, not anybody else – with as much to prove as Backlund.
September 07 2012 09:22AM
Oh man, I am so excited about this feature. There is nothing I like more than railing against those who we deem have wronged our Calgary Flames. A good text based hate hucking is going to make us all feel better about the current labour unrest, the Flames' stumble into mediocrity, and whatever crazy thing Michael Ferland is about to do next, trust me.
Now you'd think, this being a hockey blog and whatnot, that we would call this feature "Two Minutes For Hate", in which those we loathe would have their sins recapped and would be forced to sit in the penalty box, but this hardly seems like fair retribution. No, we feel that our chosen tribute to Orwellian brainwashing and surveillance tactics are far more necessary, not that we here at Flames Nation would EVER try any of these mind control schemes on you, our noble reader.
Seriously though, we are watching you.
September 06 2012 11:59AM
Once the season starts, the Flames will have a couple of rookies who will garner a lot of attention: Sven Baertschi and Roman Cervenka. That will mean the roster's lone sophomore - TJ Brodie - will likely slide under the radar undetected. That's not entirely a bad thing for the 22-year old defender.