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The More You Inferknow: Jacquie Pierri

The Inferno keep on rolling. It’s pretty crazy really, just how consistently awesome they are. This past weekend, the Inferno earned three out of a possible four points during a road trip to Toronto. Currently, having yet to lose in regulation this season, the Inferno sit atop of the CWHL, four points up on the…

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The More You Inferknow: Season update

When we last updated you on the Inferno, they were preparing for their season and I was peppering Erica Kromm and Taryn Baumgardt with questions like: “Do you think the Inferno are going to be able to maintain their dominance?” and “Are you sure that you guys are going to still be amazing?” The rationale for…

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The More You Inferknow: Taryn Baumgardt

As was mentioned in our first profile of Erica Kromm, it’s going to be a year of transition for the Inferno after Olympic centralization pillaged the roster of many of the team’s best players. If the Inferno are going to maintain their illustrious standards, they’re going to need internal growth and some fresh new faces…

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Should Sam Bennett be moved to the wing?

There has been a lot of internet electricity spent on wondering what the heck is up with Sam Bennett over the past two seasons. I am guilty of if myself, it’s a tantalizing subject to be sure. At this early stage in his career, I think that a fair position is “let’s all just friggen relax…

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The More You Inferknow: Erica Kromm

Over the past three seasons, the Calgary Inferno have established themselves as an absolute powerhouse in women’s professional hockey. Coming off of back-to-back Clarkson Cup appearances, a first place finish in the regular season and a combined record of 48-13-4 in their last 65 games, the Inferno have been absolutely dominant. If you’re looking for…

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WWYDW: His Hairness’ Royal Line

Well, what a difference two games makes. After another frustrating opening game, things came up Milhouse for the Flames against the Jets, with Curtis Lazar looking like a player definitely worth trading for and T.J. Brodie looking like a Paul Coffey/Dr. Manhattan lovechild. Then, in that cursed hellscape, our heroes prevailed for the first time…

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WWYDW: Valimaki(ng) the Team?

The Flames don’t exactly have the best record of, say, waiting until Christmas morning before opening their toys. In fact, they’ve been more like ‘eat every chocolate of the advent calendar on Dec. 1’ when it comes to prospect patience in recent years. You know what? I don’t blame them. It has paid off so…

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Notoriously Tricky Team Toughness

In an article from The Hockey News’ 1993-94 yearbook, Brian Burke, fresh off his tenure as General Manager of the Hartford Whalers famously noted that: “Hockey is a man’s game and the team with the most men wins.” This quote, and a myriad of others from Burke you’re likely to see on the internet superimposed…

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WWYDW: Talk the line(s)

Making lines in August is fun. Seriously, it is, and if you haven’t tried it, well, you’re missing out. Players are (usually) healthy and fit so neatly into place according to your idea of how they will succeed. Missing a right winger? No problem! Ol’ Tyler played RW in first-year bantam, it’ll work fine. Need…

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Taking Stockton: Mikkel Aagaard

If you, faithful FN reader, are as depraved as me, you have also reached the point in the summer where spare time is spent consuming contract details of third- and fourth-string goaltenders and scouring the aged fossils cluttering the UFA bin. Well, let me be your guide as we venture into the even dimmer recesses…

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WWYDW: Place your Be(nne)t(t)!

I understand that we all were eagerly awaiting the details of the Garnet Hathaway extension. Heck, I know I was. But there is one rather large piece of business still outstanding for the Flames as they attempt to wrap up their (exceptionally busy, in hindsight) summer: getting Sam Bennett a new contract.

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Lanny McDonald heads to the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

There are precious few athletes in Calgary’s history that, simply by mentioning one name, can make someone smile. Surely, “Iggy,” “Theo,” and “Kipper” have that effect on Flames fans (grimaces from other fan bases in Theo’s case). However, “Lanny” is one name that stands above the others. Today, he was recognized once again for not…