NHL 2011 Year In Review

NHL 2011 Year In Review

The year of 2011 is coming to an end. For some, it couldn’t have gone by any slower. Others don’t want it to end so soon. Either way, it’s still […]

8 Ways To (legally) Circumvent The NHL Salary Cap

8 Ways To (legally) Circumvent The NHL Salary Cap

In the era of the salary cap ($64,300,000 this season), some NHL teams must juggle with numbers to find a way to stay under the maximum salary payroll allowed by […]

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Calgary Flames Round-Up: Iginla chasing 500 and Irving makes NHL debut

Jarome Iginla, very quietly has 13 goals on the season, six of them since December 1, and 497 for his National Hockey League career.

by · December 21, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Los Angeles Kings Waiting On Darryl

Los Angeles Kings Waiting On Darryl

Every indication is that Darryl Sutter will be the next head coach of the Los Angeles Kings.  It seems to be not a matter of if, but rather when Sutter […]

by · December 17, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Los Angeles Kings, NHL Rumors
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A look inside the Flames crease with Justin Goldman of The Goalie Guild

This week, former Calgary Flames first round draft choice Leland Irving is poised to become the 38th goaltender to man the crease for the franchise as the team hits the […]

by · December 15, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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Calgary Flames Round-Up: face-offs, special teams, the flu and Jarome Iginla

THE STATS LINE 14-14-2 record [22nd overall (in points percentage)] 2.47 goals-for per game [23rd overall] 2.70 goals-against per game [16th overall] 15.2% power-play success rate [22nd overall] 82.6% penalty-kill […]

by · December 14, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Claude Giroux is indeed our Fantasy Player Of The Week from Week 9 but like Sidney Crosby is now injured. (Christopher Szagola/Icon SMI)

Fantasy Hockey Chutes And Ladders: Pennsylvania Pounded!

  We have survived many calamities this early fantasy hockey season but now comes the next December edition of “Chutes And Ladders”. Riding the fortunes of a fantasy hockey team […]

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Team Canada World Junior Selection Camp Report, Day One

Forty-three Team Canada hopefuls continued their quest to represent their country Sunday in Calgary at Hockey Canada’s selection camp. The centerpiece of the day was a Red versus White game, […]

by · December 12, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames, Prospects, World Junior Hockey Championship
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5 Must-Haves For The Calgary Flames To Stay Out Of Northwest Basement

Thanks to last night’s 3-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche, the Calgary Flames crawled out of the basement in the Northwest division for the first time since, well, since basically the […]

by · December 9, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
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Seven players I would pay to watch – My Magnificent Seven

Sidney Crosby is widely acknowledged as the best player in the game today. With his year long absence,  other players were given more of an opportunity to the chance to […]

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Calgary Flames Round-Up: face-offs, power-plays and the youth movement

THE STATS LINE 12-13-2 record [25th overall (in points percentage)] 2.48 goals-for per game [22nd overall] 2.85 goals-against per game [18th overall] 14.6% power-play success rate [24th overall] 82.0% penalty-kill […]

by · December 7, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Calgary Flames
Flames goaltender Leland Irving (middle, facing) is now the #2 man in the organization. (Photo: Christopher Ralph)

The curious case of Leland Irving: Flames prospect (finally) called up to the NHL

Five years, five months and 174 minor league appearances after being drafted, Leland Irving stood in the Calgary Flames locker room doing interviews with media, his face adorned with a […]

by · December 7, 2011 · 1 comment · AHL, Calgary Flames, Prospects