Last night the Calgary Flames took on the LA Kings and managed to let up 3 goals and score none. I mean I wouldn’t be so upset if it was a rough game, but as the Flames are taking to the media saying how they are determined to make the playoffs, they aren’t showing up for optional practices. I’m sure by now you’ve heard/read this bit of news, but just in case you haven’t, only 7 players showed up for the optional skate before the game. One of them happened to be Cory Sarich, who is out with an upper body injury. He wasn’t playing!!!! No one on the team is playing strong enough to take time off. I can’t be shocked that they lost if this is how they are playing, but I’m shocked at their persistent need to promise their fans how hard they are working at getting to the playoffs.
In other news, the Flames assigned the rookie forward Roman Horak to Abbotsford to play for the Heat in their remaining games of the regular season. Horak played in 61 games this season for the Flames, registered 3 goals, 8 assists, and 14 PIM. While he does not have the most stellar stats, the young player only averaged 7 minutes on the ice during his 61 games. Horak is most remembered for the long drawn out drama this summer with Tim Erixon, who ended up in New York/Connecticut.
Flames picked up defencemen Brady Lamb from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, who was part of the race to a Frozen Four Berth. With their loss last Sunday means Lamb is eligible to play for the Flames. In his final season with UMD, Lamb played in 41 games had 9 goals, 22 assists, and logged 51 PIM. Lamb is a local boy and played for the Calgary Royals/AJHL before playing at UMD.
I’m excited to see what Lamb will bring to the Flames in upcoming seasons.
Puck drops tomorrow at 7pm against the Colorado Avalanche.
Go Flames Go!