GDB 47.0: Here’s how you know it’s bad

Battle of Alberta Live Chat   (Wanye has instituted a new rule when it comes to BoA’s: winner of the last game gets to write the losers game day post. Naturally I readily agreed because it benefited my side of the conflict. So for those Oilers faithful wondering why a scummy Flames fan is penning…


FGD: Quick Work

The title above refers to two things: the amount of efffort I’m putting into this post on a Saturday morning after a rare Friday night off, and what the Flames should make of the Oilers tonight at Rexall Place.  After a solid two game stint in California, Calgary traveled to a much less prime destination yesterday…


The Sky is Closer than the Gutter

    Some have questioned the wisdom of the Flames recent commitment to once again fight and claw for a playoff run. Others, myself included, have also cynically noted there may be powerful financial motivations driving the decision makers to charge forward rather than fall back.


Babchuk vs Regehr, Part Two

    A lot of people think that statistical analysis of hockey is complete nonsense, and last week we showed how these detractors appear quite justified when virtually every defensive statistic agrees that Anton Babchuk is as good as (or even better than) Robyn Regehr defensively.


Postgame: Somehow…

The Calgary Flames have scored just four regulation goals in their last four games, yet they’ve won a pair of those games and have five of a possible eight points.  It’s not what you’d call a sustainable brand of hockey, but it’s worked to this point, and they picked up another win Thursday night by…

Game 48 – Flames vs Kings Live Chat

Game 47 – Flames vs Kings Live Chat With all the drama of the Sutter brothers feud and Cammalleri’s return drained by the game last week, this contest comes down to the Flames simply trying to hang around the playoff picture. Calgary currently hangs on to the last rung on the WC ladder before a steep…


FGD: Royal Challenge

It was just five days ago when we saw Darryl Sutter’s LA Kings come in and snap a winning streak, taking a 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.  Now with seven points seperating them in the Western Conference, the Flames hope to close the gap tonight when they continue a three game roadtrip…


Midseason Awards Part III: The Calder, Jack Adams, and Lady Byng

As the NHL moves past the midway mark of the season, it’s time to look back at which players deserve hardware, based on their performance over the first half. To answer that question, we polled writers from across the Nation Network, talking to writers at every site. Today, we consider the third and final set…


More on Mikael Backlund

    I know, I know I’ve beat this into the ground recently. However, with our own Vintage Flame getting into a twitter fight with Dean Molberg and Andrew Walker about Backlund this morning, I feel obliged to offer one last, brief article on this topic.


Fire Ritch Winter

    (For those who don’t know what an “FJM” is, go here and read a couple. You’ll get the idea.) Ritch Winter’s a pretty powerful hockey agent. His clients include Ryan Getzlaf, Braydon Coburn, as well as a spate of others. Ritch Winter also writes articles, like this one, on a blog. It was…