How smart is it to draft a goalie?

Trying to find a competent goalie is one of the most complex tasks of an NHL GM. Numerous goalies have been selected in the first couple of rounds of the draft, and while some like Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury have been standout success stories, others like Chet Pickard and Marc Visentin are more likely … Continue reading How smart is it to draft a goalie?

About Last Night 70: Flames come back but can’t hold on against Vegas Golden Knights

The Flames started this game the wrong way — Tomas Nosek and Nick Holden scored on David Rittich in the first period for the early lead. Not the start the Flames' netminder was looking for after sitting out the previous three games. Max Pacioretty added to Vegas' lead on the power play early in the … Continue reading About Last Night 70: Flames come back but can’t hold on against Vegas Golden Knights

About Last Night 69: The Flames pick up nice win over Arizona Coyotes

Image The Coyotes opened this one up quickly. Taylor Hall opened the scoring just 1.11 into the first on the Coyotes' first shot on net. However just a few minutes after that, the Flames got two quick goals. The first one was on the power play, where Johnny Gaudreau got his 18th of the season … Continue reading About Last Night 69: The Flames pick up nice win over Arizona Coyotes

About Last Night 68: Flames complete the comeback, knock off Columbus Blue Jackets in OT

The Flames started this one off very slowly. A number of defensive breakdowns and they were down 2-0 on goals from Devin Shore and Gustav Nyquist. From there the Flames applied some pressure, but the Jackets played a strong defensive game through the second, and held the Flames mostly to the outside. It seemed that … Continue reading About Last Night 68: Flames complete the comeback, knock off Columbus Blue Jackets in OT

About Last Night 65: Flames squander regulation win, lose in overtime

The Flames started off strong, but with seconds left in the first, Colton Sissons put the Predators up by a goal. That would not last long. Just 26 seconds into the second, Rasmus Andersson put the Flames level. Just a few minutes after that Mikael Backlund pulled the Flames ahead by a goal. The Flames … Continue reading About Last Night 65: Flames squander regulation win, lose in overtime

The Flames have some big questions on defence after this season

With the Flames bringing in two new defenceman at the NHL Trade Deadline, it looks to have strengthened their back end which has been ravished by injuries. Hopefully this move helps them have a long post-season, but come the offseason, there will be a number of questions that need answering. Prior to signing Erik Gustafsson … Continue reading The Flames have some big questions on defence after this season