Hockey Central 960

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Mon: The Eric Francis Show at Noon & Tue-Fri: Hailey Salvian at 2pm They cover the biggest Flames and hockey stories of the day. Plus exclusive interviews with the top insiders in the game. Airing live on Sportsnet 960 the Fan.

Flames are stuck in the Mushy Middle!
Last Friday at 10:15 PM

Today on Hockey Central 960 with Hailey Salvian, Hailey is joined by former NHLer and Kraken TV analyst JT Brown! JT gives Hailey the rundown of the Kraken's second year of the NHL, how players are adjusting, and what moves the team might make towards the deadline!

Julian McKenzie joins the show to get a feel of how the Flames are looking after a disappointing loss to the Chicago Blackhawks! They grade the team's performance up until the all-star break, and what they need to do in the second half of the season!

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Pizza, Sharks, and 'Glue Guys'. Flames trade targets!
Last Thursday at 10:10 PM

On this episode of Hockey Central 960, Hailey Salvian is joined by Greg Wyshynski, senior writer at ESPN, to chat some viral moments in sports, who the highest player in the league might be next year, and Hart Trophy candidates!

Mark Lazerus, senior writer at The Athletic joins the show! He talks with Hailey about a look at the 'totally not tanking' Chicago Blackhawks before their match against the Flames, and who the Flames might be looking at as the trade deadline draws closer.

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State of Affairs in New York! Wild trade rumours!
Last Wednesday at 10:10 PM

Hailey is joined by Julie Stewart Binks to analyze the New Jersey Devils' win in OT against Vegas and discusses her thoughts on their performance this season of all the teams in and around New York!

Mike Russo stops by to discuss the Minnesota Wild's drop out of the playoff race and Colorado's rise to third in the Central Division and analyzes the Wild's chances of making the playoffs, plus what a Matt Dumba scratch means for the trade deadline.

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Gaudreau's return wrote itself! NHL stories around the league!
Last Tuesday at 10:07 PM

Hailey Salvian is joined by Pat Steinberg to run through the Flames beating the Blue Jackets in Johnny Gaudreau's return to Calgary, and an analysis of Dan Vladar's 12-game point streak as a goalie for the Flames.

Hailey is joined by Eric Duhatschek discusses the latest news in the NHL, including the firing of Bruce Boudreau, the return of Johnny Gaudreau, and potential trade options for Bo Horvat, John Klingberg, Adam Henrique and Sean Monahan.

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The Eric Francis Show: The Return of Johnny Gaudreau
Last Monday at 8:10 PM

On this weeks episode of The Eric Francis Show, Eric is joined by former Flames President of Hockey Operations, Brian Burke, to shares stories from Johnny Gaudreau’s time in Calgary, his opinion on both the Flames, and stories around the league.

Eric is joined by Aaron Portzline, senior CBJ writer for The Athletic, to chat about Johnny Gaudreau’s return to the Saddledome and the state of the Blue Jackets season.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Roger...


Can the Flames heat up against the Bolts? Bruce Boudreau deserves better!
01/20/2023

On today's episode of Hockey Central 960, Hailey Salvian is joined by Tampa Bay Lightning play-by-play announcer Dave Randorf! He runs down what stories fans need to know ahead of the Flames' tilt against the Bolts, and what the team might be looking for towards the trade deadline.

Sean Gentille of The Athletic to run down the most important news from around the NHL, including the mess that are the Vancouver Canucks, and some big injuries around the league.

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Do the Flames play better in front of Vladar?
01/19/2023

On this hour of Hockey Central with Hailey Salvian, Hailey is joined by Flames Play-by-Play voice Derek Wills! He shares his takes on the Flames, if the players play better in front of Dan Vladar, and if Matthew Phillips is too small for the NHL!

Kristen Shilton, NHL writer for ESPN, joins the show to see if we're talking about the Winnipeg Jets are being included in the 'elite' group of teams enough, Steven Stamkos reaching the 500 goal mark, and if it's time to get worried about Pittsburg!

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The Kraken continue to be better than expected!
01/18/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Peter Baugh to preview the Avalanche and Flames! He give his insight into the many injuries plaguing the team, and who has been stepping up.  

Mike Benton stops by to chat about the Seattle Kraken with Hailey! He gives his analysis on if the Kraken have become a top 10 team in the league, and if Matty Beniers is the front-runner for the Calder.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or a...


Flames trade targets! Canucks out to dry!
01/17/2023

On this episode of Hockey Central 960 with Hailey Salvian, Hailey is joined by Flames Talk host Pat Steinberg to recap a busy Flames road trip! They chat what went wrong against the Preds, and players the Flames might be looking at before the trade deadline!

Hailey is joined by Jason Brough to try to get an understanding of just what is going on in Canucks land! They run down the list of potential moves the Canucks could make, and who the Flames might be interested in.

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The Eric Francis Show: Press Conferences, Kickers, and Goaltenders
01/16/2023

On this week's episode of the Eric Francis Show, Eric is joined by David Amber of Hockey Night in Canada to chat all things Flames, and recap a very informative press conference by Canuck's President of Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford.

Eric is joined by Flames TV Play by Play announcer Rick Ball to decide which is more important for the team going forward, the play of Jonathan Huberdeau, or the performance of Jacob Markstrom. They share stories from the past and preview the Flames' upcoming game against the Preds!

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Flames youth storylines, What's changed for the Dallas Stars?
01/13/2023

On Hockey Central 960 with Hailey Salvian, Hailey is joined by Darren Hayes of the Canadian press to chat about the Flames' young members, including Jakob Pelletier, Dan Vladar, and Adam Ruzicka!

Saad Yousef of The Athletic joins the show to give a view from the other side before the Flames take on the Dallas Stars for the first time since the 2021-22 playoffs! They chat Jason Robertson, Jake Oettinger, and what has changed for the team since the playoffs.

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The NHL's current goaltending landscape!
01/12/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Kevin Woodley to discuss the performance of the Flames, Jacob Markstrom, Dan Vladar, and the impact of the league's high scoring. 

Hailey and Logan give a preview of the upcoming game against the St. Louis Blues and break down the goalie matchup!

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.


Flames second half needs, and Mid-Season awards watch!
01/11/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Pat Steinberg to talk about the Flames' struggles in overtime, examining the team's possession issues and exploring whether a change in strategy or personnel might be necessary to improve their chances in extra time!

Dom Luszczyszyn from The Athletic provides his insights on the NHL mid-season awards watch. He uses data from his most recent projections to make case for Flames' Mikael Backlund as top rated Selke candidate, as well as discussing the Hart Trophy race and other awards races!

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A closer look at Walker Duehr and Jakob Pelletier!
01/10/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Caroline Cameron to break down the Flames' season so far and the tight race in the Western Conference, and offers her opinions on the biggest surprises and disappointments of the first half of the season.

Sandra Prusina stops by to examine the Flames' recent callups, Duehr and Pelletier and discusses what they could bring to the team, along with the assessment of other prospects that are worth keeping an eye on.

 


The Eric Francis Show: Trades, Pickles, and Deadlines
01/10/2023

On this weeks' episode of The Eric Francis Show, Eric is joined by Sportsnet's Ryan Leslie to chat all things Flames before their back-to-back matchups against the St. Louis Blues. They share stories around the Flames, including conversations with Darryl Sutter and Brad Treliving, what needs the Flames need to address by the trade deadline, and what the definition of a pickle is!

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.


Canada's Gold and Islanders News
#1
01/06/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Kevin Kurz to discuss the All-Star Game nod for Brock Nelson and the impressive stats of Semyon Varlamov and Mat Barzal. We also delve into the Islanders' problems with starting on time and the impact of Lane Lambert's coaching during a crucial stretch of games for the team.

Jason Bukala evaluates Canada's back-to-back gold medal win at the World Juniors and the standout performances of Dylan Guenther and Conor Bedard.


NHL All-Star Game Picks and Player Injuries!
01/06/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Sean Gentille to discuss the NHL All-Star game and touches on the Carolina Hurricanes' Max Paccioretty and the Boston Bruins' Jake DeBrusk.

Mike McKenna stops by to talk about the World Junior Championship and the state of Canada's goalie development program.

 


Trade Deadline Approaching: Who Will Make a Move?
01/04/2023

David Amber joins Hailey Salvian to break down the latest happenings in the NHL, including the surprising outcome of the Leafs vs. Blues game and the level of concern for the Colorado Avalanche's wild-card chances. He touches on the trade deadline and which teams could make a splash. 

Pat Steinberg stops by to break down the Flames' recent close game against the Jets, highlighting both the positives and areas for improvement.


Connor Bedard makes history in Team Canada's victory!
01/03/2023

Hailey Salvian is joined by Scott Wheeler who provides an analysis of Team Canada's thrilling overtime victory against Slovakia, Bedard's impressive performance at the tournament, and Thomas Milic's role to beat Team USA.

 

Ken Wiebe provides updates on the participation of various Jets players in the optional skate and raises the question of whether the Jets are receiving sufficient recognition as a top team in the league.

 


What you need to know for the Flames matchup against the Ducks!
12/23/2022

Hailey Salvian is joined by Sean Gentille to chat about how well the Buffalo Sabers have been playing this season plus they revisit the blockbuster trade between the Panthers and Flames.

Lisa Dillman stopped by the preview the Calgary Flames' game against the Anaheim Ducks and gives an inside look at the Ducks.


What to watch for in Flames/Sharks round 2!
12/20/2022

Hailey Salvian is joined by Pat Steinberg to give his thoughts on the Flames back-to-back matchup against San Jose Sharks, plus some early World Juniors predictions.

Sheng Peng stops by to give an update on Sharks storylines, Erik Karlsson, and insight into the Flames vs Sharks 


The Eric Francis Show - Tommy Wheeldon Jr. + a Flames' Super Fan!
12/19/2022

The Eric Francis Show is presented by Horse Racing Alberta! Cavalry FC's manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr. provides insight on the FIFA World Cup Final and if it was greatest Fútbol game ever played.  

Flames' Super Fan, Santa joins the show as well!

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Jeremy Rutherford gives a Blues rundown, and is Ovechkin the greatest scorer ever?
12/16/2022

On this episode of Hockey Central 960 with Hailey Salvian, Hailey is joined by Jeremy Rutherford, St. Louis Blues writer for The Athletic, to give you the rundown of what happened in the Blues' previous tilt against the Oilers, and what Flames fans need to know before their match.

Tarik El Bashir joins the show to deep dive into what makes Alex Ovechkin such a great goal scorer, and where he sits on the all-time greats list for shooting.


Kelly Hrudey and Cassie Campbell-Pascall talk big Hockey Topics!
12/15/2022

Kelly Hrudey join Hailey Salvian to discuss possible schedule changes, and his thoughts on the Flames losing streak. 

Hailey brings on Cassie Campbell-Pascall to talk Women’s World Championship in Brampton and her candidacy for the Hockey Canada board of Directors. 


Getting you set for the Flames vs. Canucks
12/14/2022

Hailey Salvian is joined by Satiar Shah to breakdown the Canucks as of lately, and the latest on the potential trades of Brock Boeser and Bo Horvat. 

Anthony Stewart stops by to talk his jersey retirement with the Kingston Frontenacs and his thoughts on the match up. 


Pat Steinberg's insight on the Flames and a trip around the NHL w/ Jeff Marek
12/13/2022

Pat Steinberg joins Hailey Salvian on Hockey Central 960 to weigh in on the Canadiens' victory over the Flames. He discusses their injury woes and Matthew Phillips.  

Jeff Marek takes a trip around the NHL and provides insight on the biggest storylines.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Previewing the Flames' matchup with the Canadiens
12/12/2022

Sportsnet's Kyle Bukauskas talks with Eric Francis about the best and worst arenas in the NHL.  

Post Media's Wes Gilbertson shared his thoughts on the Flames' tilt with the Canadiens and Calgary's two game losing streak.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


What is Johnny Gaudreau's legacy with the Flames?
12/09/2022

Sportsnet's David Amber talks with Hailey Salvian to give his take on Johnny Gaudreau's legacy in Calgary. He discusses the Leafs and dynamic matchups for the weekend.  

The Athletic's Aaron Portzline weighs in on the latest topics surrounding the Blue Jackets.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Julian McKenzie talks Flames' topics and the Matthew Phillips call-up
12/08/2022

The Athletic's Dom Luszczyszyn joined Hailey Salivan to provide his take on the Avalanche and what has surprised him the most this season.  He gives his take on Calgary's lineup as well and Tage Thompson's season. 

Julian McKenzie  and Logan Gordon share their thoughts on the latest Flames' news/topics.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Prospect talk w/ Scott Wheeler + Flames-Wild preview
12/07/2022

The Athletic's Scott Wheeler joined Hailey Salvian to weigh in on Marie-Philip Poulin winning the 2022 Northern Star Award. He discusses the Flames and World Junior prospects as well.  

Joe Smith provided his take on the latest Minnesota Wild topics and Kirill Kaprizov's hot streak.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Pat Steinberg gives his take on Flames' topics and MacKenzie Weegar
12/06/2022

Pat Steinberg joined Hailey Salvian to provide insight on the Flames' win over the Coyotes. He discusses the play of Mackenzie Weegar and if the Flames could trade for Brock Boeser.  

The Athletic's Shayna Goldman gives her take on the latest NHL trends and storylines!

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Flames' goaltending situation and matchup with the Coyotes
12/05/2022

The Eric Francis Show is presented by Horse Racing Alberta.  Derek Wills talked with Eric Francis to discuss the Flames' goaltending situation and their matchup with the Coyotes.  

Ryan Leslie shares his thoughts on the most pressing topics surrounding the Calgary Flames right now.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Getting you set for the Flames' matchup with the Capitals!
12/02/2022

Hailey is joined by Pat Steinberg to give his thoughts on Markstrom’s struggles and what the team needs to do in order to get back in the win column.

Sean Gentille stopped by to give a preview of the Flames next matchup against the Washington Capitals and a rundown of what is happening in Dallas with Jason Robertson. 


Sean Monahan returns to Calgary for the first time!
12/01/2022

The Atheltic's Ian Mendes weighs in on RFA deadline day, Alex Formenton's future and the Senators' struggles this season. 

Sportsnet's Eric Engels shares his insight on the Canadiens, Sean Monahan's return to Calgary and topics surrounding this squad.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


The Eric Francis Show: Kris Versteeg + Pat Steinberg's sports media career
11/28/2022

The Eric Francis Show is presented by Horse Racing Alberta. Former Flame Kris Versteeg shared his thoughts on Matthew Tkachuk's return to Calgary and the recent play of the Flames.  

Pat Steinberg discusses his radio career and what he has seen from the Flames in their three-game losing streak.

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Getting you set for the Flames' matchup with the Penguins
11/23/2022

Former NHLer Colby Armstrong talks with Hailey Salvian to provide his thoughts on Evgeni Malkin and share some stories from playing with the Russian centreman.  

Peter Loubardias weigh in on the Flames' tilt with the Penguins and the recent play of Nikita Zadorov. 

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


David Amber talks NHL storylines + Loubardias weighs in on the Flames
11/22/2022

Sportsnet's David Amber joined Hailey Salvian to share his thoughts on the latest NHL topics, the recent struggles of the Senators, and the Devils' win streak.

Peter Loubardias provided his insight on the most pressing Flames storylines and Canada-USA Women's hockey.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


The Eric Francis Show: Flames gameday against the Flyers
11/21/2022

The Eric Francis Show is presented by Horse Racing Alberta! Brendan Parker shares his thoughts on the Flames' matchup with the Flyers and the recent play of Adam Ružička.

Sportsnet's Ryan Leslie weighs in on Calgary's win over the Florida Panthers, Matthew Tkachuk and their road trip.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate. 


Will we see a Jonathan Huberdeau breakout game against the Lightning?
11/17/2022

The Tampa Bay Times'  Eduardo A. Encina talks with Hailey Salvian about the Lightning's start to the season and their contest against the Flames.  He gives his take on their best players as well.  

The Athletic's Sean Gentille provides his insight on the Flames' tilt with the Lightning and Jonathan Huberdeau's season. He discusses Calgary's first matchup against the Panthers as well.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.


Should there be concern about the Flames' depth on defence?
11/16/2022

Pat Steinberg joined Hailey Salvian to provide his insight on the Flames' depth on defence. He shares his thoughts on how Adam Ružička and the top line have performed.  

The Athletic's Corey Masisak weighs in on Erik Karlsson's future and the Sharks.  

The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Media Inc. or any affiliate.