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Sven Baertschi has graduated from the AHL and will start the NHL season in Calgary. (Ross Bonander/THW)

Calgary Flames prospect update, November edition

While the National Hockey League continues its latest labour impasse, every other hockey league in the world continues to play games in earnest. So, while the lockout keeps the Calgary […]

by · December 11, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Calgary Flames, College Hockey, Prospects
Not the most inspiring logo in the world (but it beats the Winnipeg Jets mark IMHO).

Taylor-made: the rebirth of Heat goalie Danny Taylor

It has been stated that goaltenders take longer than other hockey players to develop. Moreover, every goaltender’s path is a little bit different, and each one has to endure some […]

by · November 27, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Calgary Flames, Player Profiles
Twitterpated: Inside the Minds of the NHL

Twitterpated: Inside the Minds of the NHL

Even hut-dwellers in N’Djamena, Chad are keenly aware that social media has revolutionized how we communicate. Moreover, it allows us a glimpse into the unsolicited, unfiltered minds of celebrities and […]

(Grinder Records, 2004)

Rock Out for the Lockout: Grinder, featuring Darren McCarty

With the NHL lockout firmly in place and both sides entrenched for what may be a long, drawn out battle, we’re taking this opportunity to explore the musical side of […]

by · November 14, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey History, Videos
Starting goaltender Mike Vernon, channeling his inner Huey Lewis

Rock Out for the Lockout: The Calgary Flames are “Red Hot”

With the NHL lockout firmly in place and both sides entrenched for what may be a long, drawn out battle, we’re taking this opportunity to explore the musical side of […]

by · November 3, 2012 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames, Hockey History, Humor
Johnny Gaudreau (Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE)

Junior and college Calgary Flames prospect update, October edition

Even though the National Hockey League is locked out, the hockey world keeps on turning. While the Calgary Flames aren’t playing games, their prospects throughout college and major junior are […]

by · November 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, CHL, College Hockey, Prospects
Jarome Iginla is no longer a Calgary Flame. (Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE)

Would a Lockout-Shortened Season Help the Calgary Flames?

With news breaking that the annual Winter Classic could be the next casualty in the labour war between the NHL and NHLPA, the likelihood of an 82 game season occurring […]

by · November 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Flames prospect Roman Horak leads the AHL in goals. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Roman Horak Finds His Scoring Touch With the Heat

Last summer, the Calgary Flames were in a jam. With the June 1 signing deadline for 2009 draft picks rapidly approaching and hot-shot Swedish blueliner Tim Erixon refusing to agree […]

by · November 1, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Calgary Flames, Prospects
Rock Out for the Lockout: “As The Story Goes” by Theo Fleury

Rock Out for the Lockout: “As The Story Goes” by Theo Fleury

As the lockout continues, so do we with Rock Out for the Lockout. It’s former Calgary Flames star Theo Fleury who takes centre stage this time.

by · October 12, 2012 · 1 comment · Calgary Flames, Hockey History, Humor
Max Reinhart is one of several key new faces in the Abbotsford Heat line-up this season. (Photo courtesy: SendtoNews)

Stoking the Fire – Abbotsford Heat Coach Raises Expectations for Year Two

A year ago, veteran minor league coach Troy G. Ward inherited the position of head coach of the Abbotsford Heat from departing bench boss Jim Playfair. An assistant for one […]

by · October 12, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Calgary Flames, Prospects
Jarome Iginla became the 77th player to score 1,000 points on April 1, 2011. (Mark Mauno/Flickr).

Flames Training Camp Preview Part 3 of 3: The Veteran Core

The NHL’s lockout of its players, to the surprise of no one, is in full swing and with the reported tensions of the most recent meetings between the league and […]

by · October 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Sven Baertschi. (Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE)

Digging into the prospect depth of the Calgary Flames

Last spring, something very bizarre happened. Something that hasn’t happened in nearly a decade. A forward prospect debuted for the Calgary Flames and made an immediate, positive impact. When Sven […]

by · October 4, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Prospects