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.
In the first period of this week’s episode, we look way back to before the All-Star break at the Flames vs. Hurricanes. Next we talk about the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association midseason NHL Awards, in which the Flames were well represented.
In period two, we discuss All-Star weekend, including the skills competition, participation by Female players, the actual 3 on 3 tourney and some ideas to reinject some interest into the event.
During period 3, we talk about teams adding to their roster by the trade deadline. Is it a good idea? What about the Flames? The prospect cupboards aren’t particularly full and they are already missing their 2019 2nd Round Pick. On the other hand, when will they next be so close to the top of the league?
Overtime: We look at this season’s top 5 scorers from: Russia, Sweden, Canada, USA, Finland and the Czech Republic and discuss who is producing the best and if there are any surprises.
Welcome back listeners! After a long break there is a ton of topics to get into, so let’s get right to it.
First Period: Our co-hosts discuss some of the more prominent games over the past couple of weeks for the Flames including the games against Tampa Bay, Winnipeg and San Jose. We weren’t purposely choosing games that the Flames won, but fortunately they won the big ones.
Second Period: We did into the story out of Dallas where the Stars CEO went on a media offensive against Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. We talk Kucherov, All-Star Captains and injuries around the league.
Third Period: We couldn’t help ourselves, we had to talk about the Edmonton Oilers. After a nice start to his coaching tenure, Ken Hitchcock has seen his team drop 6 in a row, which has led to GM Peter Chiarelli making some bizarre trades to shore up the team to help turn the tide. This is pretty much just two Flames fans taking runs at the Oilers as a hockey organization for about 20 minutes. Good fun was had by all.
Overtime: It’s the time of year to make resolutions for self-improvement and we came up with a list for the Calgary Flames to follow in the 2019.