Alexis Lafreniere must be thankful that his draft stock is going up because he has little Dmitry Zavgorodniy on his line.
The Calgary Flames haven’t had the best start to their season. Maybe (definitely) it’s a bit too early to panic, but what could be the long term impact if things keep going this way?
A 3-1 scoreline isn’t really worth getting excited about, but the Flames felt like a more complete, more rounded team in their win against the Flyers. Considering how rough the early season has been, we’ll take it.
Babyfaced assassin Eetu Tuulola gets his North American moment in the sun.
We’re gluttons for pain, apparently.
Last night, David Rittich wasn’t David Rittich. The problem was that the Calgary Flames remained the Calgary Flames.
The Flames dug themselves into a big hole and then spent the rest of the game digging themselves out of it. The result is fine, but the process is questionable.
That’s right, we’re talking Victor Bobrov, Yegor Shastin, Yuri Trubachev, and Ruslan Zainullin, who all remain on the Flames’ reserve list despite all being drafted prior to 2003. Still some potential, you never know.
We’re talking goalies: major league, minor league, and historical. Also the future of the 3M line, some potential trade plans, and other things.
Since his first appearance on Hockey Night in Canada’s After Hours, Matthew Tkachuk’s profile has only grown. Back then in the 2017-18 season, he was mostly known as an emerging nuisance with good bloodlines. Now, he’s well regarded as one of the league’s young star wingers, blossoming into an all-around scoring threat while maintaining the edge…
You really have to hand it to them: the Flames do begin each season consistently.
Already using the good (bad) puns on the first week. Buckle in, folks.