2012-13 Reasonable Expectations: Mikael Backlund

Ryan Pike
September 07 2012 12:21PM



If there's one Flames player waiting eagerly for the CBA talks to culminate and get back onto the ice, it's Mikael Backlund. There may be nobody else on the roster – not Roman Cervenka, not Sven Baertschi, not anybody else – with as much to prove as Backlund.

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Icons, trades and the ghost of 2004

Ryan Pike
September 05 2012 03:09PM



Our own Nation overlord Kent Wilson recently contributed to Puck Daddy's Essentials project, listing the essential moments, players and other details about the Calgary Flames. While Kent's choice of the acquisition of Jarome Iginla from the Dallas Stars was a pretty good one, I found myself thinking back to 1999.

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Flames News Round-Up, September 5 2012

Ryan Pike
September 05 2012 09:09AM



There may be no CBA movement in the NHL, but the Canadian Hockey League chugs towards the beginning of the regular season AND things are kicking off in Europe!

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News and Notes from the Weekend - Junior and Finnish Updates

Ryan Pike
August 27 2012 02:02PM



As the month of August threatens to turn into September, the National Hockey League and its players appear no closer to labour peace than they were a month ago. Despite this, the hockey world continues to turn.

Here's what going on related to your Calgary Flames...

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2012-13 Reasonable Expectations: Max Reinhart

Ryan Pike
August 27 2012 11:32AM



When the puck drops for the 2012-13 season, all eyes may be on Sven Baertschi as he makes his full-time professional debut. But another very promising young player will also be turning pro – Max Reinhart.

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