1. The Twelve Days Of The Calgary Flames Christmas

    I have been feeling pretty festive lately. It could be because of the Calgary Flames' play of late; they've been hotter than Scarlett Johansson in nothing but a Santa hat. Or it could be because I have got into my rum and eggnog early this year...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 314 reads 1 comments

  2. Brian Burke is Righting the Toronto Maple Leafs, Whether You Like Him or Not

    He is about as complex as a history buff's take on the Civil War, yet he is as open as Phil Kessel on a two-man advantage. He is as charismatic as a Tony Robbins infomercial, yet he is a down to earth man who believes family comes first...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 1,660 reads 5 comments

  3. Matt Pelech The Next Big, and I Mean Really Big, Thing

    On the defense rich Calgary Flames, it'll be tough for any 22-year-old blueliner to crack the lineup. Even if the magnitude of your size is impossible to comprehend, and you are as talented a hockey player as Pearl Jam is musically...

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  4. Looking Sharp: Toronto Maple Leafs Look To Aquire Patrick Sharp

    On the eve of a press conference set in Chicago to announce the signing of Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, and Duncan Keith to multi-year contract extensions, Leafs fans sit anxiously salivating...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 1,963 reads 10 comments

  5. The Flames Factor: Calgary a Difference-Maker in the Playoffs

    The Calgary Flames haven't had a very good track record in the playoffs over the past four seasons. Let's face it, they have been about as successful as a new Kevin Costner flick...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 156 reads 5 comments

  6. Guns a Blazing: Calgary Flames Are Getting It Done In More Ways Than One

    The Calgary Flames are on cloud nine. And why wouldn't they be? After last nights huge comeback win over the Columbus Blue Jackets, they are 9-2-2 in the month of November, and finding ways to win without relying on goals coming off Jarome Iginla's stick.

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 187 reads 0 comments

  7. Calgary Flames' Top Five Netminders

    Following Miikka Kiprusoff's stupefying 40 save shutout win over the Detroit Red Wings last night I started to ponder...just who is the best Calgary Flames goaltender of all-time? The team has had good ones pass through their dressing room...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 296 reads 6 comments

  8. Scouts Honour: New York Rangers Scouts Saved Season

    In the grand scheme of things NHL scouts are the forgotten man when it comes to a teams success. But in the case of the New York Rangers this season, the scouting staff did their best David Copperfield impression and made magic happen in the Big Apple...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 501 reads 13 comments

  9. Iggy Pop: Jarome Iginla Should be Canada's Captain for the 2010 Olympics

    In 2002 it was Mario Lemiuex. In 2006 it was Joe Sakic. And if there was ever any question on who should bear the "C" for the 2010 installment of Canada's Olympic men's hockey team, well simply put, there shouldn't be...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 531 reads 6 comments

  10. Five Sure Fire Ways To Get More Emotion For Sutter's Calgary Flames

    Following the Chicago Blackhawks 7-1 ye ole' fashioned ass-whopping of the Flames last Thursday in Cowtown, Brent Sutter demanded more emotion from his club...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 200 reads 6 comments

  11. A Sure Bet: Leafs Should Have Taken a Gamble on Andrew Ebbett

    There are no sure things in the game of hockey...see Daigle, Alexandre. But there are some things worth taking a chance on, like in the case of the once again waived Andrew Ebbett...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 633 reads 4 comments

  12. Extinguish The Flames: Is It Time To Rebuild In Calgary?

    I hate to say it, though I have known it since the beginning of training camp, but without some major changes the Calgary Flames are destined for another first-round exit this season...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 261 reads 11 comments

  13. Contenders or Pretenders: Will the Real Calgary Flames Please Step Up?

    They have shown they can beat Montreal. They have shown they can beat St.Louis. They have shown they can beat Edmonton. But now it is time that the 12-5-2 Calgary Flames showed they can beat a good hockey club...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 142 reads 6 comments

  14. On the Hot Seat: Flames' Olli Jokinen on the Trading Block?

    There is no doubting his skill. There is no doubting his size. But Olli Jokinen has been an enigma in Calgary this season, and one has to wonder how much more the Sutter brothers can take before an inevitable trade...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 520 reads 5 comments

  15. Standing Tall: Miikka Kiprusoff Has Finally Returned To Form

    At the end of the 2003-04 season, the Calgary Flames and their fans were on top of the world. They had the second best team in hockey, and quite possibly the number one goalie...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 217 reads 2 comments

  16. Flames Farm Hands Continue To Heat Up In Abbotsford

    There seems to be a number of things to cheer about for fans of the Calgary Flames these days. As well as boasting an 11-4-1 start to the season, Calgary's backbones Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff are at the top of their game...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 225 reads 0 comments

  17. NHL Insider: Rumors From Around the League

    Well the latest trade talks have been swirling due to the general managers' meetings at the Westin Harbour Castle on Tuesday. Here are just a few of the most recent rumours that have been tossed into the hat...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 799 reads 2 comments

  18. Almost Famous: Calgary's Nigel Dawes Is Finally Emerging as a Bonafied NHLer

    The New York Rangers 2003 draft pick Nigel Dawes was truly great in junior while playing for the WHLs Kootenay Ice, scoring 159 goals, and 272 points in 245 games...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 275 reads 2 comments

  19. How Jarome "Iggy" Iginla Got His Groove Back

    If it were up to Jarome Iginla, the NHL regular season would always start sometime in November, as the Flames captain is notorious for struggling in October. Let's face it, he will never be considered the Reggie Jackson of hockey...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 153 reads 1 comments

  20. Vinny Lecavalier May Still Be Knight in Shining Armour for Habs Fans

    Just when you thought the trade rumours had all but ceased in Montreal, the Habs have played inconsistent, and Vinny Lecavalier has been mediocre at best. It is no secret he has been in coach Rick Tocchet's doghouse of late...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 238 reads 5 comments

  21. Darryl Sutter Continues To Quietly Fuel The Fire In Calgary

    I'll admit it, Darryl Sutter is nothing short of brilliant when it comes to managing a hockey club. Don't tell him that though, as I would much rather rag on him than give him praise. After all, I am a wannabe sports writer, and that is what good ones do.

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 276 reads 3 comments

  22. New Bourque On The Block

    There were times in Chicago while playing for the Blackhawks that Rene Bourque looked like he was about as gifted as former Pittsburgh Penguin fourth liner Phil Bourque...

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  23. A Return to the Age of the Hockey Cage

    In the game of hockey, like in any sport, injuries will occur. It is as guaranteed as the Rolling Stones going on another world tour. There are ways to prevent a serious injury, but at times so many things out of your control have to align...

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  24. The Monster Mash: An NHL Tribute to a Catchy Halloween Diddy

    In the spirit of Halloween, I decided to create an NHL version to the Bobby "Boris" Pickett classic The Monster Mash. If you are ever skating on a rink and see some of the players mentioned in this song, I suggest you skate away like hell...

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  25. The NHL's Top Five Captains

    The dictionary defines a captain as one who commands, leads, or guides others. To be a successful captain in any pro sport you are usually measured by how many championships you have ...

    Steve McSween Written by Steve McSween about almost 5 years ago 1,106 reads 5 comments