Episode 27 Round One So Far

Hey Listeners, welcome to the playoffs!

As usual, the first period consists of a review of the Flames week. Down 2-1 in the series to a very strong looking Avalanche team, we discuss what has gone and what has gone right so far for the Flames. We have some praise for Mike Smith, some criticism of the first line, and some strong feelings on the performances of Brodie and Neal so far.

In the second period we discuss the four series in the Eastern conference. Tampa’s in trouble (thanks in part to Matt Duchene who host Jim has always praised and knew he would be great in the playoffs), the Islanders are rolling, the Hurricanes make a stand on home turf for the first time in a decade, and the Leafs and Bruins series has been the battle we were all hoping for.

We return to the Western conference in the third period. Winnipeg has come back to life against the Blues and at least one of our hosts think they will take it. The Knights and Sharks are having a great series which we hope will go to seven games (for a few reasons). Lastly, the Predators and Stars are in a closer battle than we were expecting.

In overtime, we discuss the hiring of Alain Vignault in Philly, a mysterious injury to Lucic, McDavid’s recovery, and finally some respect is given to a player who has risen above expectations in the playoffs so far.

Episode 26 Playoff Preview Extravaganza

Hey Listeners! This week we spend a good chunk of the episode discussing the Flames return to the playoff against the Colorado Avalanche. We talk goalies, top lines, line up depth, and review the head-to-head games from this season.

Next we go through every other first round series and provide some stats, some head-to-head numbers, and our predictions for each and every match up.

Finally in overtime we talk a bit about the coach firings in Buffalo and Florida as well as the impending return of Coach Q.

Please enjoy and have a great time watching the playoffs!

Episode 25 Best in the West

Hello again listeners! This week we discuss the Flames winning 3 of 4 and CLINCHING 1ST IN THE WEST! Home ice until the finals (if all goes according to plan). There was a game against Dallas (and no more needs to be said), followed by a bounce back against the Ducks, a less huge than we thought but still very impressive win against the Sharks and a rout of the Kinds by the B Squad.

This is definitely a Flames heavy episode, but we take some time to talk about the Wildcard races. In the east, the Blue Jackets stumbled after a nice winning streak, the Habs are within striking distance but that tie-breaker looms large, and the Hurricanes keep holding steady. The West looks like it is more settled with the Stars clinching the first Wildcard slot and the Avalanche looking like they will outlast a scrappy Coyotes team.

Back to the Flames! We discuss the internal competition for the 6th defenseman to start the playoffs and weigh in on our preferences. Finally, in overtime we talk about a couple of our favorite games from this season.

Have a great week and Go Flames Go!

Episode 021 Hey There Iginla

Welcome back listeners! In this week’s podcast we discuss the career of Jarome Iginla and other candidates that may see their Flames jersey retired or honored, the week that was for the Calgary Flames, and the possibility of the Columbus Blue Jackets missing the playoffs.

 

Episode 020 Trade Deadline Talk

Welcome back listeners! We are posting a bit later this week as we wanted to wait to see what happened on the trade deadline and potentially get a look at any new additions. The Flames made a minor trade for Oscar Fantenberg from the LA Kings, which we will discuss.

First period: A quick review of a 4-0-0 week by the Flames including two impressive wins over the Islanders and a couple of shakier wins over the Senators (farm team) and the Anaheim Ducks. After that we dive into the Flames basically standing pat and only making one minor move at the deadline. We have plenty of thoughts on it.

Second Period: An around the league report where we talk about the bigger deals that went down and our initial impressions on how those individual deals look. This includes the Stone trade to Vegas, Simmonds and Granlund to Nashville, Nyquist to the Sharks… and that’s just the Pacific division!

Third Period: Our co-hosts pick their winners and losers of the trade deadline including: the Winnipeg Jets, Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, and Montreal Canadiens. Do you agree or disagree with any of our picks?

No overtime this week as this is already our longest episode. There was a ton to talk about and we hope you enjoy this one!

Episode 019

Welcome back listeners! Sorry for the delay on this week’s podcast.

First Period: We recap the Flames somewhat disappointing road swing from Tampa Bay to Miami to Pittsburgh as well as a solid home effort vs the Coyotes. We then discuss the Flames surging fourth line and the recent play of embattled goaltender Mike Smith.

Second Period: Back to trade deadline discussion. First we discuss the Oilers trading for Stolarz and bringing back Sam Gagner. Next we talk about some potential landing spots for the Ottawa 3 (Stone, Duchene, and Dzingel).

Third Period: We talk about the Wildcard races in the East and West, the incredible St. Louis Blues recent run, and the Carolina Hurricanes (those jerks).

OT: Lastly, we try something new with overtime this week and pick our powerplay dream line up. Give it a listen and let us know if you agree/disagree or what your picks would be.

Happy listening!

Episode 17

Hey listeners! We hope you are ready for something new, as we bring on our first guest, Jeff Holloway.

In the first period this week, we review the Flames vs Capitals and Hurricanes. We talk about the questionable decision to start Mike Smith, the Calgorina Hurriflames scoring spree, and Elias Lindholm mocking the Hurricane skol clap. Next we offer some suggestions for (somewhat) realistic trades that the Flames may make.

In the second period, we talk about the Florida Panthers and Pittsburgh Penguins big trade involving Bjustad and Brassard as well as the rumors that the Panthers may be clearing room for a couple of prominent Russian stars that may be on the move.

Then in the third period we welcome our guest Jeff Holloway. He is a very knowledgeable former goalie with plenty of coaching and playing experience. He provides some insight into David Rittich and Mike Smith’s seasons so far and then gives his take on some of the goalies coming up through the Flames system.

Lastly in OT we try to stump our guest with questions about goalies who have won the Conn Smythe trophy, but it ends with us talking trash about the Oilers (as is tradition).

We hope you enjoy it and thank you to Jeff!