Bourque has bite

In case you had forgotten while he was on the shelf for eight weeks or so, Rene Bourque is a pretty good gosh-darn hockey player. So good that he’s given Calgary a fighting chance in its playoff series against the Chicago Blackhawks even though a number of Flames big-name performers have made minimal contributions so…


Series preview of sorts

For the Calgary Flames, there’s never been an entry to the playoffs quite like this one. Thanks to a combination of injuries and salary-cap gridlock – or call it unforgivable fiscal mismanagement, if that floats your boat – there was a decidedly surreal atmosphere in the regular season’s final couple of weeks.