Game 61 – Flames vs Coyotes Live Chat

While the Flames chief playoff rivals chase Jeff Carter this evening, Calgary will have to settle for trying to extract some points from the surging Coyotes. Phoenix added an ex-Blue Jacket of their own in Antoine Vermette recently and he’ll probably feature in their top-6 tonight.

The Flames will also add a top-6 forward, albeit via the infirmary rather than the trade route. Glencross will slide back into the line-up and will be a welcome addition, given the fact the team has been running with Tom Kosotpolous in a scoring role recently.

Glencross was the Flames leading goal scorer when he went down with a knee injury, but I’m not sure we should expect him to pick up where he left off. After all, his 18 goals were had off the abck off a personal career high 24% SH%. That’s amongst the league leaders this season and well clear of even the most accurate shooters in the NHL. Meaning: he’s not going to do this forever, but let’s hope it continues for a bit longer.

  • RexLibris

    Breathe a sigh of relief? Carter is apparently headed to LA for Jack Johnson and a 1st round pick.

    I wonder, if this is the final deal, could the Flames have outbid that and would they have?

      • RexLibris

        This deal kind of surprises me, to be honest. I don’t think Johnson is going to be any real remedy to Columbus’ problems. I read a short while ago, perhaps on David Staples’ blog, about Johnson’s numbers and the fact that he is bleeding scoring chances against. Between he and Wisniewski, Columbus could be looking at another lottery pick again next year as well.

        Time will tell.

        I’m sure there are more than a few Flames fans breathing more easily now.

        The question now is: with Carter off the table, what is Feaster going to do to signal his “win now” strategy?

  • Franko J

    Injuries have caught up to this team. Team speed right now very slow.
    After the deal between LA and Columbus, it appears that there are desperate buyers and are willing to overspend.

    Hey Feaster give McPhee a call and find out what it would take to get one of their 1ST round pick.