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FGD #37: The Battle of Alberta (8pm; CBC)

View image | gettyimages.com On October 9, on the second day of the regular season, the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers met in their first Battle of Alberta of 2014-15. The season was full of promise for both of them at that point. Since that game – a 5-2 comeback win for the Calgary Flames…

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The 8-game Losing Streak Doesn’t Matter

View image | gettyimages.com If not for some late game heroics from Johnny Hockey and Captain Gio against the Kings, the Flames would have entered the holiday break on a 9-game losing streak. The unlikely victory over the Stanley Cup champs managed to quell a tide of concern and anxiety rising amongst the general Flames faithful, where…

TCGD: Here Come The Germans

View image | gettyimages.com Canada cruised by Slovakia with an 8-0 win yesterday and will look to keep the good times rolling against a vulnerable German squad tonight.

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The Roundup

2014 year in review, hockey’s biggest problems, Johnny Hockey, Oilers goaltending, Team Canada, World Junior’s, top prospects and more in this week’s Roundup.

Canada crushes Slovakia 8-0 in opener

View image | gettyimages.com As an annual tradition, the World Junior tournament begins with Canada facing off against an overmatched opponent before ramping things up over the next couple weeks. This year is no different, as tonight they opened things up on home ice against Slovakia, a team they’ve never lost to at this competition.