The Weekly Ignition: December 23 2013

Ryan Pike
December 23 2013 09:47AM



Christmas time is almost here! Hockey will take a brief break later this week, but here's a quick rundown of where things stand here in the third week of December.

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Flames Injuries and Scratches Round-Up

Ryan Pike
December 22 2013 10:11AM

Just when you thought the Calgary Flames were getting healthy, circumstances begin to drag the team in the opposite direction.

Over the past few weeks, the team saw the returns of T.J. Galiardi, Curtis Glencross and Sean Monahan from injuries. These recoveries saw the injured reserve shrink until only Dennis Wideman and his broken hand remained.

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Flames Sign Klimchuk - What's Next?

Ryan Pike
December 18 2013 09:31AM

Brian Burke didn't really waste any time getting into his new-ish role, as the Flames announced during Tuesday night's game that the club has signed 2013 first round pick Morgan Klimchuk to a contract.

Klimchuk's deal is for three years and an annual cap hit of $925,000. Because he signed during his 18-year-old year, his contract is eligible to "slide" twice (this season and next season) if he doesn't play 10 NHL games. Picked 28th overall in the latest Entry Draft, Klimchuk is the second Flames pick (after Sean Monahan) to sign on the dotted line.

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The Weekly Ignition: December 16 2013

Ryan Pike
December 16 2013 09:38AM



As the National Hockey League enters into the third month of the 2013-14 season, we're also hitting the lean part of the junior and college seasons. Christmas breaks are upon us, so hockey is thinning out a tiny bit.

So we have a little bit less to catch up on here in the Weekly Ignition.

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Post-Game: A Sunday Spectacle In Manhattan

Ryan Pike
December 15 2013 08:43PM

photo courtesy vagueonthehow

Just over 24 hours after their triumph in Buffalo, the Calgary Flames attempted to sweep the first two games of their five-game Eastern road trip in New York City. Facing a Rangers club that has a similar record, but isn't “rebuilding,” the Flames aimed to make their return to Broadway one to remember.

While the result on the standings probably wasn't what the team hoped for (with just a point to show for their trip to Madison Square Garden), we were treated to quite the entertaining spectacle on Sunday evening.

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