April 11 2015 06:11PM
In the annals of Calgary Flames defenders, a few names immediately come to mind. Al MacInnis and Gary Suter may have been the erstwhile puck-movers and anchors of their team's attack, but when it comes to bruising defensive blueliners, it boils down to one man - Robyn Regehr.
Following today's season finale for his Los Angeles Kings, Regehr told reporters his intentions to retire.
April 11 2015 05:30PM
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April 11 2015 03:00PM
Now that the Calgary Flames regular season is over, let's think about the future. And for the Flames, that future is in the NCAA.
Tonight we have a clash between the two best teams in college hockey with national supremacy on the line as the Boston University Terriers take on the Providence College Friars. The Terriers have five NCAA titles, the most recent in 2009, and boast the likes of draft wunderkind Jack Eichel and Flames pick Brandon Hickey. The Friars have no national championships and three Flames picks: Mark Jankowski, Jon Gillies and John Gilmour. The game is widely expected to be Gillies' last college outing before he goes pro.
Puck drop is at 5:30pm MT on TSN2!
April 11 2015 11:00AM
There's a little bit on the line in this afternoon's Game 82 between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets, but not very much in the grand scheme of things.
The Winnipeg Jets are locked in as the Western Conference's second wild-card team. Depending on the results of today's games, they'll face either Anaheim or St. Louis. The Calgary Flames are locked in as a Pacific Division seed, and will definitely face the Vancouver Canucks beginning mid-week, though they can get home-ice advantage with a win and a Canucks regulation loss.
But ultimately, this is a meeting of two teams happy to be returning to the playoffs and hoping not to incur any additional injuries. The Flames are dressing many kids. The Jets are just trying to get themselves into form for what'll be a big test for them regardless of who they play.
A win this afternoon would be Bob Hartley's 100th as Calgary Flames head coach.
Puck drop is at 1pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!
April 10 2015 11:01PM
A bit of news dropped today as the Calgary Flames basked in the afterglow of clinching a playoff spot and prepared for the Winnipeg Jets.
They've called up four players from Adirondack on an emergency basis: defensemen John Ramage and Brett Kulak, and forwards David Wolf and Emile Poirier.