Found October 10, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
Today is “Team Talk Thursday” folks so we are going to take a look at the standings from just a hockey perspective rather than from a fantasy perspective. There are quite a good number of surprises so far, the biggest of which is the Calgary Flames. The Flames have yet to lose a regular season game and are 2-0-2 with two overtime losses. The Flames have certainly not lacked for offense as they have  scored, on average, 3.75 goals per game. The Flames have gotten huge contributions from Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan, each of which have five points in the Flames four contests thus far. Defenseman Mark Giordano leads all blue-liners on the Flames, with four points.  It’s extremely early, but the Flames may not be the worst team in hockey. That distinction may belong to the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres are so awful that they are tied for the second worst goal differential (minus six) with the Florida Panthers, a team that was manhandled 7-0 by the St. Louis Blues just four nights ago. The ...

Monahan lifts Flames over Habs

Rookie forward Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist, and Joey MacDonald made 33 saves in the Calgary Flames' 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Sven Baertschi and Curtis Glencross also scored for Calgary (2-0-2). The last time the Flames earned at least one point in their first four games was in 2009 when they had a 4-0 start. MacDonald made his third...

Flames recall Jones, assign Breen to the Heat

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled centre Blair Jones from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. Flames winger David Jones has been placed on Injured Reserve (retroactive to October 9th) with an upper body injury and is week-to-week. Defenceman Chris Breen has been activated from Injured Non-Roster and has been assigned to Abbotsford on conditioning...

Flames swap in Jones for Jones

Suddenly the Calgary Flames’ most talented forward trio might be the hat-trick of guys on injured reserve. Right-winger David Jones suffered a suspected shoulder injury during Wednesday’s 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens and joins left-winger Michael Cammalleri (hand) and centre Matt Stajan (leg) in the infirmary. For those keeping score at home three of Calgary’s...

Flames concerned David Jones might have an upper-body injury

In what seems to be a trend in the early part of the new NHL season, another player, winger David Jones of the Calgary Flames may have an upper-body injury. It appears he was hurt during Wednesday’s game against the Montreal Canadians as reported by Sportsnet’s Roger Millions. Renaud Lavoie of RDS reported that Jones was shaken up in the second period from a hit by Francis...

The Flames Are Hot Right Now

Wait a minute, aren’t the Calgary Flames supposed to lose every single game they play this season? So far, not happening. They are off to a pleasantly suprising start in 2013-14, recording a 2-0-2 record in their first four games.…Read more →The post The Flames Are Hot Right Now appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Today’s 5: Good Monahan? Bad Hertl? Avs/Bruins forever linked by Ray Bourque

Today’s 5 observations on current events in the National Hockey League. 1. Monahan Earns Points In Every Game This Season Would the Calgary Flames be 2-0-2 right now if Sean Monahan didn’t produce a point in every single game so…Read more →The post Today’s 5: Good Monahan? Bad Hertl? Avs/Bruins forever linked by Ray Bourque appeared first on The Hockey Daily.

Colin Dambrauskas: Joey MacDonald Gets Third Start In a Row as Flames Take On Habs

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD The Calgary Flames will take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight in front of a home crowd. Despite riding the pine as the Flames backup tender for their season opener behind Karri Ramo, MacDonald has been given the nod to start his third game in a row against the Habs later tonight. As I frequently update twitter with such news, I found myself...

GARTH'S CORNER: Monahan Is The Man

Four games into the young NHL season, the Calgary Flames are the most intriguing, noteworthy team in the NHL. They are defying all odds with their 2-0-2 record. Heading into Thursday night’s games, the Flames are tied for the Western Conference lead with San Jose, St. Louis, Colorado, and Vancouver. The Flames have just as many points (6) as the heavyweights in their conference. How are th...

Colin Dambrauskas: Calgary Flames Defeat Canadiens and Remain Undefeated in Regulation

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD The Calgary Flames have extended their current league record to 2-0-2 after a win against the Montreal Canadiens at home last night. The team, despite many predictions, has started the year off without a single loss in regulation. While still early in the season, what the team is showing in terms of hard work and “style of hockey”...

Sean Monahan Continues To Impress

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, Forget the crowd, anyone in Canada watching on TSN could see the kid is the real deal, including Canadian golfer/Flames fan Graham DeLaet, who tweeted last night about how “special” Monahan is. Less than two weeks in, scoring seems par for the course for the youngster who now has three goals and five points in four outings to lead the...

Colin Dambrauskas: Flames vs Devils Gameday - Thornton Comment... Really!?

Follow Colin on Twitter!: @ColinDJD The Calgary Flames will take on the New Jersey Devils later tonight for their 5th game of the season. With a strong start to the season so far, the team will look to extend their current record of 2-0-2 and continue to impress the league with their hard work. Rookies Sean Monahan and Sven Baertschi will take to the ice once again and try...

Monahan sparks Flames 3-2 win over Habs

Monahan mania is spreading. Midway though the first period of the Flames 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens the nation's favourite golfer weighed in on the Calgary rookie. “Absolutely loving this Monahan kid!” avid Flames fan Graham DeLaet wrote on Twitter. Monahan the prized No. 6 pick in this year's NHL draft is giving DeLaet and the Flames faithful plenty to...

Todd Cordell: NHL Gameday Preview: New Jersey Devils @ Calgary Flames - Game 5

You can follow Todd on Twitter @ToddCordell! Match-up - New Jersey Devils (0-1-3) @ Calgary Flames (2-0-2) Road/Home records - 0-1-2 -------------- 1-0-1 TV - MSG Plus 2, Sportsnet-West Puck drop - 9:00 PM ET Season series - 0-0 Last 10: Devils 0-1-3 / Flames 2-0-2 Projected starting goalies - Martin Brodeur (NJD) vs. Joey MacDonald (CGY) Goals for/against per game...
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