World Championship Round-Up, Week 2

Ryan Pike
May 19 2014 07:30AM

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The weekend is over for our American pals - us Canadians get today off to commemorate the birth of Queen Victoria - and the World Hockey Championship roars on.

The round robin is almost over. Almost. Most teams have one game left. Some have two. But we can guess what the quarterfinal pairings may be.

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Weekend Open Thread: Most Valuable Flames/Heat Players

Ryan Pike
May 17 2014 12:25PM

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As we continue to poke and prod at the 2013-14 season, now it's time to look back at the players deemed the most valuable on a game-to-game basis. We have three measurements to look over - two for the Flames, one for the Abbotsford Heat.

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Introducing the Adirondack Flames

Ryan Pike
May 16 2014 08:08AM


The Calgary Flames made it official this morning, christening their new AHL farm club with the wonderfully un-imaginative title of the Adirondack Flames with an early-morning press conference in Glens Falls, NY.

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World Championship Round-Up, Week 1

Ryan Pike
May 15 2014 02:04PM

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We're just about at the one-week mark at the annual IIHF World Hockey Championships in Minsk, Belarus. There are many, many Flames properties at the tournament, so in the interest of answering your "How are they doing" questions, here's a quick rundown of their tournaments thus far.

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Much Ado About Brian McGrattan

Ryan Pike
May 14 2014 08:15AM

One of the biggest enigmas surrounding the Calgary Flames has been Brian McGrattan.

Acquired from the Nashville Predators last year in exchange for minor-league defender Joe Piskula - and promptly signed to a two-year extension that runs through next season - McGrattan has developed a reputation as a tough customer and a great teammate.

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