Mitch Smith

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Game 64 Recap - Flames burn Yotes


In a game that Flames fans were rightly concerned about, the boys in the Flaming C put in a much better effort against a red hot Coyotes squad. The lack of a win tonight would have been sounding...

Jay Feaster Elaborates on the State of Flames


It remains to be seen if Jay Feaster will turn out to be a Cliff Fletcher or a Doug Risebrough in the very short list of Calgary Flames GMs, only 6 GMs have existed in the entire franchise's...

Coyotes stomp out Flames - Game 61 Recap


Coyotes Stomp out Flames

Flames vs Kings - Game 59 Recap - HUGE win


The Flames beat the Kings with a Kipper shut-out

Flames vs Stars - Game 58 Preview - Just keep winning


Big opportunity tonight for the Flames as they face off against the Dallas Stars. A little mini road trip has them headed to the Lone Star State with a quick stop in L.A. before starting a 4 game...

2012 NHL Trade Deadline: Jeff Carter / Rick Nash - Scott Howson's Bait and Switch


Do you really try and trade a franchise player in just 14 days and on a deadline? Not a trade I would make in a rush, so what is Scott Howson up to?

Cammalleri to Centre and the Playoff Race


Cammalleri to Centre and the Playoff race

Flames vs Canucks - V for Victory (Game 56 Recap)


An improbable victory for the Flames and a blatant theft of two points. This one will be another of the memorable games of the season. Somehow the Flames have taken 4 points from the Canucks in...

Flames vs Coyotes - Game 55 Recap


Treading water is how this one can be summed up and even just doing that cost blood. This is the NHL playoff race. An ill advised pinch by TJ Brodie, in which he had no forward swing back to cover...

The Jeff Carter Market (Which Teams make Sense)


Where will Jeff Carter Go? Which teams are probable to be after him?

Game 52 Recap: Flames burn Hawks


The Flames gave one of their best performances of the season in the 2nd and 3rd periods. The first period was a typical Flames period, out chanced (10 - 2) but hanging on. Olli Jokinen did not...

Flames Burning up Barter Town - Is Jeff Carter next?


Should the Flames go after Jeff Carter given the cost of youth he would likely demand in a trade?

Flames Trade Brendan Morrison for Brian Connelly


Flames make yet another trade moving 36 year old Veteran Brendan Morrison for 25 year old defenseman Brian Connelly

Tim Thomas Snubs Obama


Tim Thomas Snubs Obama - Freedom of Speech or Classless?

Game 48 Recap - Victory over the Kings


The Flames take two points out of L.A. with Olli Jokinen and Mike Cammalleri making no mistake in the shoot-out. A balanced game with a strong effort from both teams came out with the Flames on the...

Game 47 Preview - Sharks vs Flames


One of several games the Flames are going to have to find a way to win to slowly get back into the playoff race. The Flames are an underdog and as good as the home record is they need to find a way...

Selanne was quoted as saying "If the Ducks are pretty much eliminated from playoff contention he...


Selanne was quoted as saying "If the Ducks are pretty much eliminated from playoff contention he would welcome a trade" Since this was reported on T.V. I don't have a link yet but one will follow soon.

Hockey Night in Canada

Game 46 Preview: Kings vs Flames (The game of subplots)


This is one of the bigger symbolic Flames vs Kings match-ups. Excluding historical playoff matches and late season match-ups this one is full of drama. Full of sub-plots and anticipation. Darryl...

Ole Cammy Ole Ole Ole !!!


Cammy Trade a Clear Win for the Flames

The Franchise Player


Jarome Iginla - a True Franchise Player by all possible interpretations.

NHLPA Rejects Realignment for 2012-13 season


This obviously has the greatest impact on the Jets who will now have another season of massive travel to the SE. The CBA is expiring at the end of this season and the NHLPA is giving up nothing until they sit down at the table. Realignment will occur with the new CBA and the NHLPA will likely use it as a bargaining chip. Way of the world and it totally sucks for the Jets. NHL.com TSN Link National Post Globe and Mail WFP NHLPA Statement

Game 42 Recap - Embarrassing


In post game interviews the word that came up most frequently, summed up the game - Embarrassing. Positives in this game may include thoughts like "there is 52 days to the trade deadline - I wonder...

Game 36 Recap - Early Christmas Presents for the Flames


Two huge wins against two elite teams in games that no one expected the Flames to win. That definitely counts as gifts from Santa a little early this year. The Flames must have been off the naughty...

Hot Coals for Thurs


An irrelevant Flames link to start your day. Does anything whisper Canada more than this. Untouched ice, hockey, mountains, the clicking of sticks on ice and a little French for good measure. B...

Is Darryl Sutter the next coach of the Kings?


It may not be as whacky as Flames fans initially think. Darryl Sutter is not a bad coach. He took the Flames to their most storied accomplishment in this century. A Stanley Cup final run in 2004. He took a much less talented Blackhawks team than todays version to the Conference Finals in 1994. The problem was he was promoted to a position where he proved to be incompetent, General Manager, but as a coach he likely is on Dean Lombardi's short list. There is a term for this tendency to promote a person until they reach a position where they are incompetent. - The Peter Principle but the egg is really on Ken King not Darryl Sutter here and regressing Darryl Sutter back to a coach may be the best thing for him. Although Sutter, like Murray is a defence first coach, Sutter will certainly bring discpline to the club which may be what hockey players in sunny L.A. need. Sutter is likely up against Randy Carlyle and in L.A. the owners may weigh in to get the final word for Carlyle. For comparison purposes Sutter's NHL coaching record is 409 Wins - 320 L - 101 Ties and 30 OTL on three different NHL teams. Carlyle's record is 273 Wins - 182 L and 61 OTL all with the Ducks,

Leafs Ownership Change & Why It Makes Sense


Do recent ownership gyrations for the Leafs indicate a second team may be coming to Toronto?

Hot Coals for Thurs


Hot Coals for Thurs and M&G's take on realignment gets picked up by Newsy - a on-line video news service.

Karlsson Update - High Grade MCL tear out 6-8 weeks


The odds of Leland Irving getting his first NHL start just went up considerably.

NHL Realignment and the Anticipation of Painful Playoffs


Pain in the playoffs is something a few people will remember with the return to old "divisional" playoff structure.

Karlsson on IR - Leland Irving Called up


Another Flames rookie is up and in the line-up. The Flames have not seen this many 25 and under players (six) on the roster since a doey eyed Jarome Iginla was wearing a Dallas Stars jersey on draft day. Just a quick recap On IR - David Moss, Anton Babchuk, Mark Giordano and now Henrik Karlsson. 25 and under on the roster - Blake Comeau, Mikael Backlund, Roman Horak, Chris Butler, T.J. Brodie and now Leland Irving. I honestly can't recall a time when the Flames had this much youth - yeah no rebuild happening here - move along...

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