Brendan Shanahan has dropped the axe and it landed squarely on Raffi Torres’ head. The Phoenix Coyotes repeat-offender was given a 25 game suspension for his late hit on Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa. The NHL issued this statement: NEW YORK — Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres has been suspended for 25 games for launching [...]
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Yesterday, I received an email from Jeff Klein, one of the writers for The New York Times hockey blog, Slap Shot. He was looking for my thoughts on whether I (and other Canadian hockey fans) are cheering for the Canucks because they are the only Canadian hockey team left in the Stanley Cup race. He [...]
The Chicago Blackhawks proved to be too much for the injury-riddled Calgary Flames tonight as they scored 4 times to hand the Flames a 4th straight first-round exit from the playoffs. Yes, it hurts. A 4th straight “One and Done” playoffs for the Flames… But it doesn’t hurt as much as it would have if [...]
Ugh. What else can I say after the Flames came out and handed Chicago game 5 on a silver platter. Sure it would be a huge dis-respect to say that the Blackhawks didn’t earn the win in game 5… but Calgary pretty much laid down and said, “Here. We won’t really play defense, or hit [...]
(Sports Network) – The Calgary Flames and Chicago Blackhawks will both be seeking an edge tonight, when the Hawks host a pivotal Game 5 in the best-of- seven Western Conference quarterfinal series at United Center. The series is tied at two games apiece and the home team has won every game so far in the [...]
It took Olli Jokinen just over 200 minutes of post-season action to score his first playoff goal. His second playoff goal came much sooner… only 8 minutes later, to be precise. Jokinen’s 2-goals in the second period helped to propel the Flames to a 6-4 win in game 4 of their conference quarterfinal series. Jokinen [...]
Game 2 started the same way as game one did for the Flames. Unfortunately it ended in a similar way with the Chicago Blackhawks winning 3-2. After coming out strong in the first period and scoring 2 goals, the Flames were not able to contain the young Chicago stars who scored 3 goals in the [...]
Mike Cammalleri and Martin Havlat had a good battle, but it was Martin Havlat who had the last word. And it was a noisy last word. After taking a hi-stick (that was really more of a punch in the face) from Cammalleri, Havlat scored a late 3rd period goal to tie the game and eventually [...]
I’d like to bid a hearty “Welcome to the Playoffs” to the 9 Calgary Flames players who will be making their first post-season appearance this spring. Now you’ll really know what the “C of Red” is all about, and with that knowledge comes the pressure of the 1 Million residents of the city of Calgary. [...]
Stanley Cup Playoffs – Round 1 ScheduleCalgary Flames vs. Chicago BlackhawksAll games will be available on TSN. GAME 1: @ Chicago, Thu. 4/16, 6:30 p.m. (TSN)GAME 2: @ Chicago, Sat. 4/18, 7:00 p.m. (TSN)GAME 3: @ Calgary, Mon. 4/20, 7:30 p.m. (TSN)GAME 4: @ Calgary, Wed. 4/22, 8:00 p.m. (TSN)*GAME 5: @ Chicago, Sat. 4/25, [...]
Ok… So the home-made style video is a bit cheezy but its playoff time… And fans like a good song about their favourite player. Start your Flames overdosing with this one.
The Calgary Flames finished their regular season by splitting a home-and-home series with the Edmonton Oilers, while watching the Canucks win their final 2 games to claim 1st in the Northwest Division. The Flames will need to be more than spectators to beat the Chicago Blackhawks when the Western Conference Quarterfinals start later this week. [...]