FGD: I Gotta Have More Goals

‘ Just like the rest of the NHL, the Calgary Flames put their pants on one leg at a time.  However, when they’ve got their pants on, the Flames just aren’t scoring a lot of goals.  Save for a six goal outburst against a dreadful Oilers opponent, Calgary has managed just five regulation goals in their…



  So hear it is. After 50 games last year the Flames sat with a record of 23-21-6 and 52 points. This year going into the All-Star break, Calgary had completed 50 games and their record? You got it, 23-21-6. Instantly these numbers usually bring a groan from whoever you just told that too, usually…


Calgary’s Playoff Probability

    What are the chances Calgary makes the post-season this year?  Depending on your level of optimism, it’s statistically somewhere between 17% and 30%. Five spots are arguably effectively sewn up (by Detroit, St. Louis, Vancouver, Chicago and San Jose) two more which are Los Angeles and Nashville’s to lose, and one likely up…


Nation Radio – January 28, 2012

    It was all Edmonton all the time on all-star Saturday. Lowetide was visited by Terry Jones, Dennis King, Jim Byers and Corey Graham to talk about everything from the major league Oilers to minor league Oil Kings. This is Nation Radio.

It’s Supposed To Be Fun

    People can’t stand All-Star weekend. The game is often called listless, boring, and apathetic. Personally, though…I love the whole thing.


All-star Weekend Open Thread

    Like other non-all-stars your FN writers are going to be lazy and take this weekend off. Feel free to use this thread to track ASG stuff, propose trades, debate the direction of the team or just make fun of Oiler players and fans. Enjoy!

Flames trade Morrison to Chicago

  Jay Feaster has rectified one of his off-season errors tonight by dealing Brendan Morrison to the Chicago Blackhawks for defender Brian Connelly. The high scoring blueliner is 25-years old and was never drafted. Connelly managed 11 goals and 52 points in 80 games for the Rockford Icehogs last year and is second on the…


He Puzzled And He Puzzed

How many times have you been watching your team carry a lead, only to have the commentators announce that the opposing team has scored most of their goals in a later period? Listen, I get it; the talking heads on TV have to maintain a certain level of suspense. They can’t very well say "It’s…



  The recent loss wasn’t the way the Calgary Flames wanted to go into the All Star break, but it shouldn’t deter the team from the task they have to prepare for once they get back to business next Tuesday. The Flames are going to have to put on a display for its fans, its…

Flames Since the Boston Massacre

    Since the humiliating 9-0 loss to the Boston Bruins, Calgary has won five of their last eight games and garnered points in six of them. That’s a fine turn around in results after one of the worst defeats in recent history. The story goes that the Flames have begun to play fundamentally better hockey in…