2012-13 Reasonable Expectations: Dennis Wideman

Ryan Pike
September 11 2012 09:40AM

 

 

Outside of bringing in Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka to the organization, arguably the most important addition to the Calgary Flames this summer was Dennis Wideman. In fact, he may be more crucial to the success of the club than any of the new forwards.

To be blunt, the Flames got very little offense from their blueline last season. Consequently, their power-play also got very few goals from their back end. Enter Wideman, who was tenth in points among NHL blueliners and, had he been on the Flames, he would've had more points than anyone not named Iginla, Jokinen, Tanguay or Glencross.

But how will Wideman fare on the Flames?

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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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