History, now, are the Olympic Games.
Next up? The Obvious Games.
Because for rebuilding outfits, such as the Calgary Flames, the days leading up to the National Hockey League trade deadline hold little mystery.
Their motivation is selling. There’s no other way.
Brian Burke, back from Sochi, has until March 5 — a little more than a week — to transform outgoing assets into...
Week Five of the 2013-2014 National Hockey League Season is in the books; before we make way for our Week Six preview, let’s take a look back at last weeks’ news.
We went 29-15 in our game picks, elevating our season-long record to 110-66 (.625 win percentage).
Here are the top stories from last week:
Calgary Flames- Goaltender Joey MacDonald cleared waivers after...
The Calgary Flames have placed goaltender Joey MacDonald on waivers today, despite providing some steady backup worthy performances.
While some feel the reasoning is due to a lack of play from the veteran netminder, in actuality it is because the club wants to call up Reto Berra from the Abbotsford Heat who has been playing quite well. Just as the coach and GM have said, they...
He's anything but the Red Wings' player anymore, but this move absolutely baffles me, per Flames Nation's Kent Wilson, who reports that Rito Berra and Karri Ramo will now be Calgary's goaltending tandem, with Joey MacDonald heading to the Abbotsford Heat:
CGY also puts G Joey MacDonald on waivers.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 2, 2013
Detroit Red Wings vs Calgary Flames
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The Detroit Red Wings hold out late for a big 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames.
As the first period started, it looked as if both the Red Wings and the Flames were simply feeling each other out. There was no clear-cut direction in flow. But once the Wings got going...
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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...
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2013
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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...
Mike Santorelli scored his second goal at 3:17 in overtime to lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night.
The Canucks scored three straight goals in the third period to lead 4-3, but with Flames goaltender Joey MacDonald on the bench for a sixth attacker David Jones sent the game into extra time with 19 seconds remaining in regulation.
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October 06, 2013
Win and you’re in.
That’s the early message for the goaltenders in the first week of the Calgary Flames season.
Head coach Bob Hartley said Joey MacDonald will be in the net when the Flames meet the Vancouver Canucks in Sunday’s home-opener at the Saddledome (6 p.m. Sportsnet West Sportsnet FAN 960).
Karri Ramo was between the pipes for Thursday’s season-opening 5-4 shootout...
After two appearances with the Calgary Flames this season as a fill in goaltender, Danny Taylor has agreed to a deal with Farjestad of the Swedish Elite League. Will Joey MacDonald signed for next season with Reto Berra and Karri Ramo also challenging for the starting role, there was little room for Taylor to fit [...]
The Minnesota Wild were back on their home ice, with a prime opportunity to take another step toward the playoffs.
Despite long stretches of dominance, they remain stuck due to a plucky performance by the noncompliant Calgary Flames.
Joey MacDonald made 34 saves, Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game and the Flames beat the Wild 4-1 on Sunday night.
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April 22, 2013
Joey MacDonald made 34 saves, Mark Cundari scored a goal in his first NHL game and the Calgary Flames beat Minnesota 4-1 on Sunday night to hand the Wild a potentially harmful home loss in their push for the playoffs.
Mikael Backlund, Mike Cammalleri and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, who are long out of the postseason hunt but have won six of their last eight games.
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April 21, 2013
Just give up already, you know its over, its pointless, resistance is futile are all things Wild fans might be thinking as their team plays the Calgary Flames. If you expect the Flames to just throw in the towel then you do not know this team which has fully embraced the role of spoiler as they rallied to beat 2nd place Anaheim and then held on to beat a desperate Detroit team...
#Flames expected to Announce Contract extension for Goaltender Joey MacDonald today. The length and value of the extension is not known.
— Roger Millions (@RogMillions) April 20, 2013
Joey MacDonald to sign one-year, $925,000 contract with CAL. First to report imminent signing was @rogmillions
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 20, 2013
Mike Cammalleri broke a second-period tie and Joey MacDonald stopped 39 shots, helping the Calgary Flames snap a 13-game road winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the slumping Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.
Roman Cervenka also scored and Alex Tanguay added a short-handed goal to wrap up the win for the Flames in a game that featured the bottom two teams in the NHL. Before...
Dallas Stars forward Brendan Morrow had a wide open net when he got the pass from Erik Cole out front. Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald did the excellent job of going post-to-post and getting his glove out to make the save. Lucky for Morrow the Stars went on to win 4-3 and so the sheer robbery by MacDonald didn’t come into play.
from Eric Duhatschek of the Glob and Mail,
...the stats line on Kiprusoff is so uncharacteristically grim – just a 3.43 goals-against average, an .857 save percentage and only three wins in 10 decisions. Kiprusoff’s save percentage leaves him ranked 72nd of the 79 goalies which have played a game in the league this year and is far off his historical standards. Kiprusoff...
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The Calgary Flames took on the Minnesota Wild last nightâ¦a game which left many yawning. Similar to their last matchup, neither side were overly aggressive, the play was kept very systematic, and there was not an abundance of offense.
Joey MacDonald played very well last night against the Wild, stopping 28/30 shots faced...
So how many goaltenders do the Calgary Flames need, anyway?Leland Irving stepped in when Miikka Kiprusoff went on injured reserve with a knee injury. He started Monday night’s game against the Wild. Earlier the team signed Danny Taylor to a NHL contract to add some depth. Then the Flames also claimed journeyman Joey MacDonald on waivers from the Red Wings, too.MacDonald was an...
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The Calgary Flames have picked up veteran goaltender Joey Macdonald off waivers today from the Detroit Red Wings. With Miikka Kiprusoff out of the lineup, albeit for a short time, the Flames have not seemingly confided in their current backups to take...
I'm a bit stunned. According to MLive's Ansar Khan, Joey MacDonald did not clear waivers: the Calgary Flames claimed him as they've got goaltending issues with Miikka Kiprusoff battling a knee issue:
The Calgary Flames have claimed goaltender Joey MacDonald off waivers today.
MacDonald, 33, was cleared to play today after being out since March 14 due to a bulging...
According to Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News, the Red Wings have placed goaltender Joey MacDonald on waivers in hopes of sending him to Grand Rapids of the AHL.
The 33-year-old MacDonald has been battling back issues since March of last year when he suffered a bulging disc and has since become more expendable with the addition of Jonas Gustavsson in the offseason and the emergence...
The Detroit Red Wings have put goaltender Joey MacDonald on waivers.
If MacDonald is not claimed by noon EST Monday, the Red Wings plan to send him to play for the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins.
He is 31-48-13 with a 3.04 goals-against average with Detroit, Toronto, the New York Islanders and Boston. MacDonald has been cleared to play after being out with a back injury. He has...
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February 10, 2013
The Detroit Red Wings have something of a goalie glut, so it isn't exactly a stunner to hear that the CBC's Elliotte Friedman reports that the Wings have chosen to attempt to accommodate Joey MacDonald's desire for a trade out of town by waiving him before sending him down to Grand Rapids for a two-week conditioning stint:
Petrecki and Tyrell clear waivers. MacDonald...