Posts tagged: flames

Jarome Iginla trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins…

By , March 27, 2013 11:50 pm


Wow, what a big win for the Penguins. They picked up Jarome Iginla and lost no current roster pieces and still have the cupboards stocked well enough.

Going the other way are two forward college prospects, Ben Hanowski, Kenneth Agostino, and also the Penguins 2013 first-round pick. TSN intitially caught a sniff of a rumor that Iginla was traded to the Bruins, and this was at first what was believed to be true (reported by Aaron Ward as a done deal). Sister station RDS (as well as Sportsnet) stated adamantly that this was not true as the Bruins were denying it. Shortly after, the Flames told the media to hang around after their game, as an announcement was to be made. After a whole bunch of babble, Jay Feaster finally spilled the beans that Iginla had been traded to the Penguins.

The deal with the Penguins looks better on paper than the one they had set up with the Bruins. One of the forwards (Hanowski) is a pretty big kid and put up decent numbers with St. Cloud State (is Lando Calrissian is coach?). Agostino leads Yale University in scoring this year. Time will tell on this one, but at least it’s better for the Flames than what they’d have gotten from the Bruins.

I think the fallout of the Bruins trade sets up an Oilers/Bruins trade, so watch for that soon.

Oilers 3, Flames 4 – Game 4 – 2013-01-26 @ 8:00 PM MST – CBC

By , January 26, 2013 11:19 am
-={ Puttin’ On The Foil Presents… }=-
Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames
logo at logo
2-1-0 Record 0-2-1
Location: Scotiabank Saddledome
Date: January 26, 2013 @ 8:00PM MST
TV: CBC

PRE-GAME RANT

Tonight is the first game of the Battle of Alberta for 2013. Not sure how much battle we’ll see tonight, as much of the last bunch of BoAs have had more fizzle than anything. Credit to Darren Haynes for this stunning tweet: “Taylor Hall is 21 yrs old. Since he’s been alive, #Flames and #Oilers have made #NHL playoffs in same season just once – 2005-06.” Yikes. No wonder the BoA has been so flaccid.

Oh well, here’s a look back in the time machine to one of the best moments in recent BoA history:

Tonight I will likely be at the Oil Kings game and watching this on PVR later. The chat will be going for you all though if you want.
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Division getting tougher?

By , July 4, 2012 10:36 am

Of all the divisions….


Looks like the division just got a whole lot tougher.

As per TSN:


Free agent forward Zach Parise and defenceman Ryan Suter have both agreed to terms on contracts with the Minnesota Wild.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune both deals are 13 years in length.

Not sure about the dollars, but I imagine the cap hits won’t be terrible (I’m guessing 5/6 mil per for each). Considering the Wild had over 14mil in space, I’m sure it’ll be easy for them to work it in.

Edit: Yikes. As per TSN again: Both deals are worth $98 million over 13 years, carrying an average annual value of $7.538 million.

As for the rest of the division, looks like this year will be a doozy. With the Canucks being the perennial winner (last few years) and the Wild getting instantly better it’ll be interesting to see how the Avs, Oil and Flames end up in the standings. Hopefully the Oilers are ready to take that next step…otherwise it just got harder for them.

Next up…Matt Carle.

Fan commits hockey sin over disgust at Calgary Flames.

By , March 29, 2012 10:46 pm

Well, at least it was a Calgary Flames fan that did this.

These guys don’t even know bad. Try watching some of the hockey we’ve watched here for several years up until quite recently.

Credit to Vygur on the Forum for pointing this out there.

Oilers 3, Flames 1 – Game 71 – 2012-03-16 @ 7:30 PM MST – SNETW

By , March 16, 2012 12:44 pm
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GDT - Battle Of Alberta - Edmonton Oilers vs Calgary Flames
logo vs. logo
27-36-7 Record 34-25-12
Location: Rexall Place
Date: March 16, 2012 @ 7:30PM MST
TV: SNETW

PRE-GAME RANT

OK, so we finally lived up to our end of the Battle of Alberta for the last match up with Calgary, and Calgary no-showed. Leaves me curious as to which team will no-show tonight… or will we finally have a real Battle of Alberta?

Teemu Hartikainen will draw in tongiht, taking Linus Omark out of the lineup. Ben Eager skated today, but he isn’t ready to go yet… maybe Sunday he will play.

Doobie gets the start, after a shutout in his last game. According to Oilers Nation, “Flames people” (I presume that means media and/or fans) are predicting a start by Leland Irving in net for the Flames. That probably doesn’t bode well for us, as I always have thought that we stink it up against the “back ups”. But hey, who knows.

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