In Defense of Jay Feaster…Sort Of

    Henry Ford once said that customers were free to buy a car in any colour they wanted – so long as it was black. This approach to buyer’s choice is somewhat analogous to the options faced by Jay Feaster in the Iginla trade. There was really only one option in the end and…


The Iginla Trade Circus

  After the news of the Boston “trade” broke over twitter, I made the joke that it would have been far more appropriate for Calgary to play Iginla and trade him in the middle of the game, given how absurd the management is, but they did me one better. Hell, they did me several better.


POST-GAME: A New Chapter… But Same Story

  Your Calgary Flames began a new chapter in this fabled franchise, but the theme remained constant. Having to compensate for a horrific road record, the Flames have been able to provide a counter balance with eight straight wins at home. It’s the same story we here at Flames Nation have been telling for awhile…


FGD: Life Without Iggy Begins

  pic via Teka England The Calgary Flames are coming off a white-knuckled 4-3 win over the lowly Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night and they continue their trek to the trade deadline with a meeting tonight with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Game time is 7pm on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.


Good-Bye Jarome

    It’s kind of fitting that the end of the Jarome era in Calgary comes with the Flames awash in failure and uncertainty, because that’s how his time began with the team as well. When Jarome made his debut as a fresh faced 19-year old rookie in the 1996 playoffs, little did he know…


Introducing Ben Hanowski and Ken Agostino

    As the dust settles on the Iginla frenzy, Flames fans are left with a hole in their collective hearts and a glimmer of new hope in the form of Ben Hanowski, Ken Agostino and a fresh first round pick.


Is Jay Bouwmeester next?

        pic via Cheryl Adams    Hot on the heels of the Iginla trade is news that Jay Bouwmeester has also been approached by Flames management about a potential deal. As reported by Roger Millions: #Flames Jay Bouwmeester admits he and team have talked about possibility of a trade. Hearing as many as…


Five things: How much wronger could things go?

1. Iginlawatch reaches its logically insane conclusion The clock was still ticking (as of this writing, anyhow) on the looming Jarome Iginla trade that seemed to have grown inevitable even as everyone is still sitting around looking for reasons that it won’t happen. And then it really, finally, actually happened, and I had to go…


Jarome Iginla Traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

    As has been speculated all night, Aaron Ward of TSN recently confirmed the Flames long time captain has been traded to the Bruins. The assumed return is Alex Khokhlachev, Matt Bartkowski and a first round pick. We will update with further confirmation and other news as it breaks. For Kenneth Agostino, Ben Hanowski and a…

FGD: Colorado Visits Again – UPDATE Iginla scratched

Two of the NHL’s lowest-ranked teams clash tonight in the Scotiabank Saddledome with both of their playoff chances rapidly fading from sight. The Calgary Flames (12-15-4, 4.1% playoff chance) host the Colorado Avalanche (11-6-4, 0.8% playoff chance) at 8pm on TSN and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. The Flames are coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss…


Kipper Won’t Go and The Flames Heart

Amidst the on-going Iginla melodrama, Nick Kypreos reported last night that Miikka Kiprusoff has told Flames management he won’t report to any other team if he’s traded at the deadline. Kipper’s NTC ran out last summer, but with only one season remaining on his current deal (at $1.5 million in real dollars) Kiprusoff can now…