Weekend Open Thread: Masks

Ryan Pike
May 24 2014 11:27AM

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The Calgary Flames used four goalies during the 2013-14 season. Those goalies brought with them wildly different styles, personas and, yes, even masks.

To provide a retrospective on the various facial protection Calgary's netminders used last season, here's a quick and dirty rundown of their masks.

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A Look Ahead To The Draft

Ryan Pike
May 21 2014 10:22AM

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We're just shy of five weeks out from the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and six weeks out from the Calgary Flames annual development camp. With no World Championship games today, why not take a glance at how things are looking overall?

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Johnny Gaudreau: Worlds Highlight Reel

Ryan Pike
May 20 2014 10:10AM

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The round robin of the IIHF World Hockey Championships have finished up today. The good news is that all Flames participants in the event - Czech Republic's Jiri Hudler, Canada's Sean Monahan, USA's Johnny Gaudreau and Sweden's Mikael Backlund - have qualified for Thursday's quarterfinals.

The better news is that Johnny Gaudreau, the most pint-sized of Calgary's undersized forward prospects, has been on an absolute tear.

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World Championship Round-Up, Week 2

Ryan Pike
May 19 2014 07:30AM

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The weekend is over for our American pals - us Canadians get today off to commemorate the birth of Queen Victoria - and the World Hockey Championship roars on.

The round robin is almost over. Almost. Most teams have one game left. Some have two. But we can guess what the quarterfinal pairings may be.

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Weekend Open Thread: Most Valuable Flames/Heat Players

Ryan Pike
May 17 2014 12:25PM

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As we continue to poke and prod at the 2013-14 season, now it's time to look back at the players deemed the most valuable on a game-to-game basis. We have three measurements to look over - two for the Flames, one for the Abbotsford Heat.

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