Inconsistency is the featured word heading into tonight’s clash between the Flames and the Philadelphia Flyers. This is the first and only meeting between the clubs this season as in the past two years; each team has one win against each other (10/11- Flames 3-2 SO, 09/10- Flyers- 3-0). Dating back almost a decade shows that Dome ice has been good for the Flyers winning 3 straight since March 2001. Both teams have battled inconsistency this season, causing respective coaches and front office staff to pull the hair out of their head at moments and wonder if their team is a legitimate playoff team.
Following every Flames loss, the cries come on twitter, on radio call in shows and in newspaper columns, that it's time to 'blow it up.' Never have the cries been louder than after last night's 9-0 loss to the Boston Bruins; a humiliating defeat that was the team's fifth in a row and ended a dismal seven game road trip. My question is, what prey tell, is there to blow up? In idea behind the 'blow it up' philosophy is that the current assets could be shed for some solid returns that would help the team improve in the future. The only assets the Flames have right now, are Miikka Kiprusoff and...
The Robyn Regehr era in Calgary has come to an end.
After spending 11 seasons dawning the flaming C, Regehr will have a new address in Buffalo, NY.
The durable defenceman (he has only missed 15 games in the last 5 seasons) was one of the Flames true leaders, and the second longest tenured player behind the one, the only, Jarome Iginla.
He will be missed in these parts.
I think the happiest person in Alberta right now has to be Ales Hemsky though. Hemsky will no longer have to endure getting tossed around like a Raggedy Ann doll in the corners by the hulking Regehr. For so many years, Regehr has made it his top priority to ensure that Hemsky can’t even p...