Wade Belak Found Dead

    Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey. Belak’s death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever…


Yay! Positivity – My top Five Memories of 2010-11

    Yes, last season was a roiling pot of change, disappointment and entirely diametrically opposed outcomes. And, in the end, the Flames near mythical rebound failed to launch them into the post season, marking it the second time in as many years the capped-out club missed the dance.


Gio Phtoshop Winner

    I was going to give the voting process more time, but walk invisible of hit the post fame is walking away with things thanks to her original entry and ability to garner support from an extensive network of friends and acquaintances.


Radio Waves: New Voice At FAN960

    With Rob Kerr leaving FAN960 earlier this summer to become the Flames play-by-play man on Sportsnet TV, a vacancy was created in the afternoons on Sportsnet Radio. After an exhaustive search, the powers that be have finally found their man… err, men.


VOICE OF THE NATION – The Fountain of Youth

     (Today we debut VF’s Voice of the Nation – a weekly from a more fan friendly perspective) For months we have talked about what the Calgary Flames need to do this off-season to not only remain competitive in this upcoming season, but to also enhance and secure a viable future, with a refocused…


Daymond Langkow – An Appreciation

    This is clearly one of those pieces that I’d rather not have to write, since I’m compelled to discuss a player that, if I had my druthers, would have had the chance to author a Conroy-style coda over the next few years. A player enjoying a period of graceful aging and a nice…


Losing Langkow: Unfortunate but Understandable

Seeing the Calgary Flames deal Daymond Langkow to Phoenix in exchange for Lee Stempniak left me with a very similar feeling to Calgary’s deal with Buffalo at the draft in Minnesota.  While it sucks to see Langkow leave, I can understand the rationale behind moving a 35 year old forward who has played next to…


At the wheel of a rudderless ship

  With Daymond Langkow traded, Jay Feaster has to figure out what the hell it is he thinks he’s doing. And fast. The problem I have — as any observer of the Calgary Flames, partial or impartial,  with a brain should — with the Daymond Langkow trade is that it quite literally doesn’t make any sense…


A Closer Look at Lee Stempniak

    The newest Calgary Flame is RW Lee Stempniak. Former Blue, Leaf and Coyote, Stempniak exploded onto the scene in 2006-07, scoring 27 goals and 52 points for a lousy Blues team. His unlikely 25+ goal season seemed to hint at a future high-end offensive player.



Lowetide is back on the m-i-c this week, rested from vacation and looking to reconquer the airwaves with his first NationRadio in three weeks. This week features Kirk Luedeke, Matt Bugg, Kent WIlson, Jeff Krushnell and a list of 10 things we can look forward to from the Oilers next season. This is NationRadio. Enjoy!


Giordano Photoshop Contest Entries

    It’s been about a week since we announced the Giordano PS contest, so it’s time to reveal the entries and start voting for the winners. Things started out slowly since the celebratory theme made it a bit tougher for folks to come up with ideas. It’s easier to be mean, apparently. That said,…