Will Dennis Wideman Face Discipline for Linesman Collision?

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 11:12PM

The talk of the arena - and social media - following Calgary's 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators was a late second period collision between Flames defender Dennis Wideman and linesman Don Henderson.

The big question: Will Wideman face discipline from the National Hockey League for the incident?

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Post-Game: Limping Into The Break

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 10:49PM

The Calgary Flames fell further behind the pack tonight with a 2-1 loss to the visiting Nashville Predators in their final game before the National Hockey League's All-Star Break. The culprits, once again, were their woeful first periods - in which they gave up the first goal of the game for the 23rd time this season - and their power-play, which failed to score for the sixth time in the last seven games.

The Flames fall to 21-24-3 and remain eight points out of a divisional playoff spot and 10 points out of a wild-card spot.

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FGD #48: Home Ice Advantage - To Beat The Predators

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 12:00PM


(Sergei Belski / USA Today Sports)

The Calgary Flames hope to go into the All-Star Break not with a whimper but with a bang tonight as they host the Nashville Predators.

The bad news for Calgary is that they've lost five of their last seven games and just finished off a tremendously mediocre road trip that saw them go 1-3-1. Oh, and the Predators are a much better team than Calgary based on the season-to-date. However, Nashville played last night in Vancouver and hopped a plane into town, so the Predators are probably as fresh as the Flames are. That's good news, because the Flames are now in desperation mode and need points anyway they can get 'em.

The puck drops at 7:30pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Flames approach to youngsters has changed

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 08:00AM

One of the most common questions I get from out-of-town friends and relatives is in regards to the Calgary Flames and their differences with the Edmonton Oilers. More specifically, here's how it's normally posed to me:

How come the Flames rebuild seems to be progressing faster than Edmonton's?

The short answer is that if it is, it's because of differences in how Calgary has handled their youngsters - both compared to Edmonton and their past selves.

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Post-Game: Stars, Fallen

Ryan Pike
January 25 2016 09:30PM

(Jerome Miron / USA Today Sports)

The Calgary Flames finished their road trip off with a whimper tonight, spending the majority of the first half of the game in their own end and generally looking like a team that was wondering when they could sleep in their own beds. Ultimately, they dropped a 2-1 decision to the Dallas Stars after spotting them a 2-0 lead, and closed out their five-game road trip with a woeful 1-3-1 record.

Here's how it happened.

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