Are you feeling bored without much NHL hockey and no Flames games to talk about? Give us a listen as we recap a really mediocre last week of games heading into the CBA mandated break and All-Star weekend. We talk about a distracted showing in Montreal, a good tilt with some great goaltending in the Big Smoke, and then a bizarre fiasco in Ottawa.
Of course, we have to weigh in on the Tkachuk vs. Kassian controversy. We welcome any feedback if you agree or disagree with our takes.
In the second period, we do an NHL round-up and talk coaching changes, the Columbus Blue Jackets, the All-Star games and much more!
In the third period (and let’s face it, also a bit in the first period – we can be a tough pair to keep focused sometimes) we talk about buyers and sellers among the Canadian teams. A lot of Northern teams are still in the mix so listen to our thoughts on which direction they will go and also which direction they should go.
Finally in Overtime we give the Calgary Flames forward, defence, and goaltending units a grade at the break.
This week in period one, our co-hosts discuss all things Flames including a strange road trip with a decent record, a blowout loss, a win when they should have lost and a loss when they should have won. Oh… and also the coach resigned as a result of past sins and that might just lead to a culture change in hockey.
In the second period we talk about the Montreal Canadiens’ recent slide. Their big money goalie is looking all too human right now and we question if this is a repeat of Claude Julien’s end in Boston. Then we talk about some of the fantastic offensive campaigns that we are seeing from some of the games biggest stars.
In the third period we make some mid-season predictions on the Calder, Norris, Vezina, Rocket Richard and Hart trophies. Some of the picks may surprise you if you haven’t been following the league all that closely and some picks will be John Carlsson for the Norris.
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.
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!
Hi listeners! We are back with another episode after a rollercoaster of a week for the Flames. Today we discuss the week that was for the Flames including a couple of rough and rougher games against the Habs and Pens, then a bounceback against the Capitals and the best 60 minute effort of the season against the Leafs.
In the other periods we discuss whether or not the NHL has become a “hugfest” as Tortarella exclaimed in an interview. We also talk about a few teams that have had unexpectedly strong starts to the season (ahem.. Montreal) and our views on how sustainable those starts are.
Finally, we have some fun with over/under guesses on goaltenders Goals Against Averages around the league. Wait til you hear about Philly.