Here’s your hockey fix for today. Hopefully you can stretch it out until Saturday.
Get your questions in now, because you’ll have nothing to talk about for just under one week.
Jaromir Jagr’s health has been the worst kept secret around the Flames, but they’ve finally made a move that confirms what everyone already knew. This morning, they have placed the 45-year-old on the IR, freeing up a roster spot to recall Stockton Heat forward Ryan Lomberg.
After an unplanned three-week hiatus (flu, day to day), the prospect update is back and boy oh boy do we have some catching up to do.
It’s been almost four years running now that the Flames have had right wing problems. Just as the Flames had been trying to find a long-term goaltending solution since Miikka Kipprusoff’s retirement (arguably, this process is still ongoing, although certainly less grim than Leland Irving and Danny Taylor), they really haven’t had a bonafide first…
After last night’s thrilling victory over the Anaheim Ducks, Matthew Tkachuk made an appearance on After Hours with Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk (after Kevin Bieksa’s appearance, which baffles me because think of having both of them together at the same time). We’ve cut out some of the highlights for you, so you get Matthew’s…
Even if you ignore the price paid, acquiring Curtis Lazar was the most perplexing move the Flames made last season. He didn’t fill any immediate need, seeing as he didn’t play until the season was wrapped up. His numbers, both advanced and basic, didn’t suggest that he was an upgrade on any other Flames player….
For the second time this season, Freddie Hamilton has been placed on waivers by the Flames.
Hey, we’re back from the holidays to bring you the mailbag… which also happens to fall on a holiday.
Just as quickly as he was brought here, Rasmus Andersson is back in the AHL, officially reassigned to that league as of this morning.
With World Juniors ahead of us, the CHL going on hiatus, and only two Stockton Heat games, we bid adieu to the prospect update for the time being (one week).
We’re probably at the most frustrating part of the Flames’ season (hopefully). They look so good but can’t score. Sometimes, that happens. Rarely, it happens all during the same week or two. Some of it has been comical to watch (that 5-on-3 versus Nashville went predictably horrible. I must admit that I wasn’t even mad…