McKenzie: Flames have eye on Kovie

Jean Lefebvre
January 22 2010 11:11AM

Interesting nugget from TSN's Bob McKenzie today as he suggests the Calgary Flames and the Chicago Blackhawks are his front-runners in the presumed Ilya Kovalchuk Sweepstakes that will develop if and when the Atlanta Thrashers decide to move the Russian winger.

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Don't look now but . . .

Jean Lefebvre
January 22 2010 12:55AM

We've all heard of long weekends but the Calgary Flames' upcoming weekend might seem especially long.

The boys in crimson are off as far as regularly scheduled National Hockey League action is concerned but head coach/chief critic might have some very labour-intensive chores in mind for his chaps between now and the resumption of play on Monday night when the St. Louis Blues visit the House That Kevin Lavallee Built.

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GDFD No. 51: Here we go again

Ryan Lambert
January 21 2010 04:09PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 51st game of the season on Jan. 21, 2010.

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Around the league- Jan 21, 2010

Jason Gregor
January 21 2010 03:29PM

Much of the talk this past week in the hockey world revolved around another ridiculously stupid play in junior hockey. Patrice Cormier elbowed Mikael Tam with a disgustingly cheap elbow in overtime that left Tam convulsing on the ice. It wasn’t pretty, and Cormier will learn his fate this Monday.

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Stuck in the middle

Jean Lefebvre
January 19 2010 05:33PM

So the Calgary Flames are a not-that-nifty 50 games into the 2009-2010 National Hockey League season.

While Monday's debacle at the Shark Tank creates the impression the Flames are heading towards rock-bottom, a fairer bigger-picture view of the whole affair suggests that once they pull out of their current death spiral, they will once again be a club that barely makes or barely misses the post-season.

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