A Brief Look At the Flames Systems

Ryan Pike
October 15 2013 11:33AM



Calgary played New Jersey on Friday night. I was at the game and found myself noticing several things about Calgary's team play in each zone. I took a few notes, talked to a few people, etc.

Bear in mind this is primarily based on observations thus far from games and practice, and isn't necessarily the gospel.

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The Weekly Ignition: October 14 2013

Ryan Pike
October 14 2013 09:28AM



It's a holiday Monday across North America, with Canada celebrating Thanksgiving and their American neighbours observing Columbus Day. The hockey world chugs along, with three games on the NHL schedule and a whole lot of catching-up to do following a really busy week. We're here to catch you up.

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Post-Game: Flames Deal With The Devils

Ryan Pike
October 11 2013 10:07PM


With points in their first four games of the season, the Calgary Flames had a unique opportunity before them on Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. After 60 minutes of hard-fought, occasionally chess-like hockey, the Flames were able to make a little bit of history.

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Flames Place Jones On IR, Recall Jones

Ryan Pike
October 10 2013 11:44AM


Flames Blue Jackets Hockey
- pic via Halifaxdrunk


The Flames did some roster shuffling this morning, and a lot of it was about keeping up with their Joneses.

First off, winger David Jones was placed on the injured reserve (retroactive to yesterday) with an upper body injury. The Flames are saying he's week-to-week after taking a tumble in the corner while tangling with Habs defender Francis Bouillon in the third period of last night's 3-2 win. Jones had two goals and two assists in the first four games.

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FGD: Old Friends

Ryan Pike
October 09 2013 02:45PM


René Bourque
- pic via Jeff Nyveen


For the fourth contest of the 2013-14 regular season, the fledgling Calgary Flames (1-0-2) are welcoming an old friend back to the Scotiabank Saddledome, in the form of the Montreal Canadiens (1-1-0). It's the third game for the Habs and will be at an odd time due to TSN holding the broadcast rights – it starts at 6pm MT (on TSN), and the Fan 960 like always.

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