5 Reasons Why The Flames Will Beat The Ducks

Ryan Pike
April 29 2015 01:00PM

The Calgary Flames face a familiar foe as they move onto the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the form of the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks are the Pacific Division champions, and the one team among the entire division that the Flames didn't beat in the season series.

The Ducks are riding high, having swept the Winnipeg Jets and shattering the hearts of Canadian hockey fans. The Flames have a chance to avenge their Western Canadian brethren and move on to the conference finals, a round the club has only ever been to four times in its history.

Here are five reasons why the Flames will win this series.

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Friedman: Flames Runners-Up For KHL Star Panarin

Ryan Pike
April 29 2015 11:45AM

The rich got richer this week in the National Hockey League, as reports are that KHL star Artemi Panarin has agreed to a deal with the Chicago Blackhawks.

But our old pal Elliotte Friedman shared his weekly 30 Thoughts earlier today, and revealed that the Flames were nearly the North American landing spot for the talented Russian.

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The First Round MVP: Matt Stajan

Ryan Pike
April 28 2015 03:00PM

As we've continued our walk down memory lane this week, reflecting on the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as we prepare for the Calgary Flames' second round series with the Anaheim Ducks.

So far, there's been a common thread, and I'm prepared to make a fairly bold declaration.

Matt Stajan was Calgary's most valuable player in the opening round.

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The Schedule Is Officially, Somewhat, Set

Ryan Pike
April 28 2015 01:00PM

The National Hockey League today announced a pair of potential schedules for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The scenarios vary depending on whether Tampa Bay or Detroit win their series' Game 7 on Wednesday evening.

And yes, because the universe loves watching Canadians squirm, it does impact Calgary's post-season scheduling.

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The Scorch Photoshop Contest Finals

Ryan Pike
April 28 2015 10:38AM

Ladies and gentleman, not only is Round 1 over, but so is the Scorch Photoshop Contest, where we asked you fine individuals to create masterpieces involving Scorch.

(All hail Scorch!)

We have four finalists, which I have given wacky titles to based upon their content and the file-names. It's up to you fine people to decide who wins this particular contest.

Your four finalists are after the jump!

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