Flames News and Notes, January 30 2013

Ryan Pike
January 30 2013 03:22PM



As we head into game-day tomorrow against the Colorado Avalanche, here are a few notes from throughout this week.

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Flames Forward Usage Against Edmonton

Ryan Pike
January 29 2013 01:20PM



Saturday night's game between the Flames and the Edmonton Oilers was the first appearance of the year for recent acquisitions Jiri Hudler and Roman Cervenka. It was also the first game where Flames coach Bob Hartley could start rolling the lines that he wanted to roll with an entirely healthy line-up.

Let's take a look at how Hartley deployed the lines 5-on-5 and how the lines did.

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Flames Weekend Guide, January 25 2013

Ryan Pike
January 25 2013 11:08AM



There's a whole lotta hockey going on, folks. For your reading pleasure, here's a rundown of what's what.


The Calgary Flames (0-2-1) renew acquaintances with their neighbours to the north, the dastardly Edmonton Oilers (2-1-0), on Saturday night as part of Hockey Night in Canada. The Flames represent all that is good and true with the world, while the Oilers are smelly and aren't that good at the hockey. Want proof? This will be the 211th meeting between these two hockey clubs, and the hockey team from Calgary is 104-84-22 overall.

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Flames All-Time Top 10 Draft Picks: #4 Joe Nieuwendyk

Ryan Pike
January 24 2013 01:16PM



As we head into the meat of this list, we hit the rarefied air of all-time NHL greats. Among them lies the pride of Oshawa, Ontario, centreman (and current general manager of the Dallas Stars) Joe Nieuwendyk.

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Post-Game: Big Boy Hockey

Ryan Pike
January 23 2013 11:42PM

The first meeting of 2013 between the Calgary Flames and their bitter rivals, the Vancouver Canucks, started off as a bit of a snoozer. Both teams played as poorly as they had in their two previous regular season games to date. However, after a lacklustre first period, the game turned into quite the barn-burner and a play-off like showcase of what Sportsnet's Rob Kerr would call “big boy hockey.”

After falling behind 2-0, much like their early effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, the Flames battled back and earned their first point of the season in a 3-2 shootout loss. While the talent level of the Flames may be up for some debate, their heart has been on display in the last two games.

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