FGD: Flames Hit the Road in Motown

Ryan Pike
February 05 2013 01:58PM

After spending five of their first six games at home, the Calgary Flames head out of town for their first real road trip of the season beginning tonight. First up? A date with the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena (5:30pm MT, televised on Sportsnet West and radioed by Sportsnet 960 The Fan).

Before you get too worked up, this ain't your mother's Red Wings team. First of all, there's no Jiri Hudler, Nicklas Lidstrom or Tomas Holmstrom in Motown. Hudler, as you may know, is playing for the Flames now. Lidstrom and Holmstrom retired. Brad Stuart left for the Sharks. And there are a few folks injured besides. Altogether, the Red Wings are missing seven regulars from their line-up.

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A Look at Matt Deblouw

Ryan Pike
February 04 2013 01:31PM

On Friday night, the good folks at the Big Ten Network were nice enough to televise a game between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State University Spartans. Handily enough, this provided a great chance to watch a full game with Flames 2012 seventh round pick Matt Deblouw.

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Flames Weekend Guide, February 1 2013

Ryan Pike
February 01 2013 01:44PM



Once more, there is all kinds of hockey going on. Junior and European teams jockey for playoff spots, while professional teams are still just trying to find their legs.


The Flames get back into the saddle on Saturday night, when they face the Chicago Blackhawks. The team will be trying to get back into the win column after Thursday's disappointing result. Chicago has yet to lose in regulation.

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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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