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Because It’s The Cap: Calgary Flames Offseason Preview

This article is part of a 30-team series based at NHLNumbers.com. Each Nation Network team page will have articles posted relevant to the team’s respective division.  The Calgary Flames had an eventful 2016-17 season. Armed with a new head coach in Glen Gulutzan, new contracts for Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, and a pair of…

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WCoH Postgame: The Kids Are Alright, Thump Finland 4-1 in Opener

(Kevin Sousa / USA Today Sports) When the World Cup of Hockey was announced immediately there were snickers and guffaws about Team North America, and doubts about their ability to hang with international hockey’s big boys. When they had a few strong outings in the pre-tournament games against Europe, the doubters loudly expressed that their…

Mark Spector’s Battle of Alberta Is A Fascinating Read

View image | gettyimages.com It’s become a truism that history is written by the victors. When you consider that during the rollicking 1980s and early 1990s the Edmonton Oilers won five Stanley Cups and beat the Calgary Flames in four of five head-to-head playoff meetings, it’s actually quite appropriate that the definitive history of the…

BOA Round 214: Flames at Oilers

Ladies and gentlemen, tonight is the fifth meeting of the season (and 214th meeting overall) between the Calgary Flames and the Edmonton Oilers. It’s their last meeting until next season, too. I’d say the season series is up for grabs, as each team has won twice – the road team always won – but the…

WJC Gameday: Canada vs. Finland (Pre-Competition)

The 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championships doesn’t get officially going until Boxing Day, but things kick off on the exhibition calendar this morning as Canada faces Finland. The game airs on TSN beginning at 9:30am ET (6:30am PT), live from Vantaa, Finland. The game is the first chance to evaluate the final…