Leland Irving Called Up – Thoughts and Expectations

  With regular back-up Henrik Karlsson out with a sprained MCL, the Flames have called up former first round pick Leland Irving from the Abbotsford Heat. Irving has been the farm club’s prohibitive #1 for the last couple of seasons and has started an AHL high 23-games so far this year.


Black Box: Week 9

    Three very strong games got the Calgary Flames five points, boosting them to exactly where they were last year at this point.  Weekly followers of the Black Box know that their goaltending and even-strength play has been reasonable, but they’ll need much-improved special teams play and more even-strength offense to get the 73…

Nation Network Hockey Pool, December 4th Edition

Martin Brodeur is killing my team, and the teams of a bunch of different entrants. His zero shutouts and 0.879 SV% give him a pool value of -52.5, by far the worst of any current player. Nobody carrying him on their team is in the top-25 this week.


Postgame: The Usual Result

On Saturday night, the Flames did what they do: beat the Edmonton Oilers.  The night after, the Canucks did what they do: beat the Calgary Flames.  After opening the scoring in the first period, the Flames allowed five unanswered goals to have their modest four game point streak snapped, falling 5-1 at the hands of…

Game 26 – Flames vs Canucks Live Chat

Game 27 – Flames vs Canucks Live Chat After bottoming out a couple of weeks ago, the Flames have been on a nice little run recently. The level of competition was set up for Calgary to collect some points, so it’s good news that’s exactly what they’ve done. The run of weak sisters ends tonight in…