So put the coffee pot on, or make yourself a mug of hot chocolate if that's more your thing, curl up on the couch with a blanket and your tablet and catch up on what you may have missed.
Thank you so much for reading and for either following along (and putting up with my drivel) on Twitter (@DarrenWHaynes) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Flamesfrom80Feet). Here's to another year of compelling Calgary Flames hockey in 2015.
- Early Spring in Calgary: Playoff Hockey Has Already Arrived - While fans debate whether or not Calgary will make the NHL post-season, Joe Colborne says for the Flames, the playoffs have essentially already begun. Bob Hartley, Curtis Glencross, David Jones and Lance Bouma also share thoughts on the difference it makes and fun you have when you're in contention.
- Eight From 80 Feet: Gaudreau Top of his Draft Class and More - Among the topics tackled in the latest installment of my eight Flames thoughts is a look at how Johnny Gaudreau ranks in his draft class for goals, assists and points-per-game, a deep dive into Calgary's prowess with the goalie pulled and Jonas Hiller's first period struggles/third period heroics.
- Entertaining, Compelling, Unexpected: Enjoying the Flames Season For What It Is - Calgary's season has been a lot of things but boring hasn't been one of them. A hot start has been followed by a cold middle with what's next very much a mystery. Keep in mind that in 2004, the Flames nearly missed the playoffs yet went to the game seven of the Stanley Cup final. So you just never know.
- Bennett Happy With How His Recovery is Going - The Saddledome has turned out to be a pretty exciting workout facility for injured prospect Sam Bennett, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. He spoke about how his rehab is going, his timeline, the excitement around how the Flames are playing and the club's bright future.