Colin S

  • joined Mar 03, 2009
  • last login Mar 07, 2014
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I am an all around sports fan and professional artist. I also designed the nifty logo you [used to] see on Matchsticks and Gasoline.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB San Francisco Giants
  • NBA Phoenix Suns
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NHL Calgary Flames
  • NCAAF Stanford Cardinal
  • NCAAB Stanford Cardinal
  • General Calgary Roughnecks
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Karlsson Traded


"CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today they have traded goaltender Henrik Karlsson to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for a 7th round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. The 7th round pick was originally the Ottawa Senators, previously acquired by the Blackhawks."

The Big Jankowski


The Big Jankowski

Flames acquire Akim Aliu from Winnipeg for John Negrin


"CALGARY - The Calgary Flames made a trade Monday morning to acquire a player already with their farm team. The Flames sent minor-league blueliner John Negrin to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Akim Aliu. Aliu has four goals and one assist in 13 games this season playing for the Abbotsford Heat while on loan from the Jets. The Flames obviously like what they saw to keep Aliu long-term. Aliu was a second-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007 but he's yet to make his NHL debut after bouncing around the AHL the past few seasons. The 6-foot-3, 205-lb. winger was born in Okene, Nigeria, and is just 22. He played with Sudbury and London in the OHL. Negrin played three games with the Flames during the 2008-09 season straight from the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL, but has played with the Heat the past three seasons. When the Flames acquired 25-year-old blueliner Brian Connolly for centre Brendan Morrison over the weekend, they needed to make some space on the Heat's defence."

Calgary Flames hire former NHL player Clint Malarchuk to coach goalies


CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have hired former NHLer Clint Malarchuk as the club's goaltending coach and named Chris Snow director of video and statistical analysis. Malarchuk, from Edmonton, spent last season with the Atlanta Thrashers as their a goaltending coach. He played 10 seasons in the NHL with Quebec, Washington and Buffalo from 1981 to 1992. Malarchuk was also a goaltending coach with Florida Panthers and Columbus Blue Jackets during his career. He'll work with Flames starter Miikka Kiprusoff and other netminders in the system. Flames general manager Jay Feaster said head coach Brent Sutter strongly recommended hiring Malarchuk. "When we concluded our interview with Clint, I asked Brent what he thought, and without hesitation he said, ‘I think we should offer him a contract right now,'" Feaster said in a statement released by the Flames. "We had interviewed half a dozen candidates at that point. It was the first time Brent had such an immediate reaction and felt so strongly that we had found the perfect fit both for Brent but, even more importantly, for our goaltenders." Snow was Director of Hockey Operations for the Minnesota Wild for four seasons. He analyzed team rosters and cap commitments to plan strategy and prepare for contract negotiations and arbitration. His job with the Flames will be compiling video and statistical data for use by the club. Before he entered the business of hockey, Snow was a Boston Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe.

Good game, Roberto.


Good game, Roberto.

Daymond Langkow Medically Cleared to Practice with Team


CALGARY - Daymond Langkow has been cleared to resume full-contact practice with the Calgary Flames for the first time in more than a year. The veteran centre suffered a broken bone in his neck after being hit by teammate Ian White's shot on March 21, 2010, in Minnesota. Langkow travelled with the team on its recent four-game road trip. He practised both with the team and skated with the coaching staff after practices and game-day skates, Flames acting GM Jay Feaster said in a release. There's still no timetable for a possible return to the lineup. "In as much as Daymond has not played in an NHL game in more than a full-calendar year there remains issues relative to getting him ready to return to the lineup such as conditioning, rebuilding muscle mass, readiness for game speed and game timing, et cetera," Feaster said. There had been fears Langkow's injury would be career-ending. He suffered a setback last summer trying to prepare for training camp.The 34-year-old resumed skating with teammates about two weeks ago.

Marty Turco is amazing.


Marty Turco is amazing.

This is Olli Jokinen Dancing


Not sure what to say....



From TSN: Former Flames coach Mike Keenan won't get into specifics, but he confirms there were issues in Calgary's dressing room involving Dion Phaneuf. Veteran players referred to Phaneuf as...

Olli Wafflinen


Olli Wafflinen

Thrashers add Nigel Dawes


Sad to see pocketdawes go, but the Thrashers seem like they will be a good team for him.

Nabokov will not return to the Sharks.


Not a huge surprise here, any predictions on where he will land?

Flames Plays of the Year Voting


At least this is something to be happy about:

Sources: Calgary to host Winter Classic


The NHL is hoping to double down on the success of its Winter Classic by planning a second outdoor game for Jan. 1, 2010, according to multiple league sources. The back end of the outdoor doubleheader would be hosted by the Flames in Calgary's McMahon Stadium, the site of the opening and closing ceremonies for the 1988 Winter Olympics. The opponent is unknown but figures to be one of the other five Canadian-based franchises. While there has been no official announcement, the first half of the Winter Classic twin bill likely will be hosted by the Boston Bruins at historic Fenway Park. Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals are rumored to be the Bruins' opponent. This will be the league's third outdoor venture on New Year's Day. In 2008, the Buffalo Sabres hosted the Pittsburgh Penguins at a snowy Ralph Wilson Stadium. Earlier this year, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings skated at Wrigley Field.

See you all next year. Maybe.


See you all next year.  Maybe.

The Flames Stooges - Probably would have had a better chance at winning game 5.


The Flames Stooges - Probably would have had a better chance at winning game 5.

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