The Weekly Ignition: October 7 2013

Ryan Pike
October 07 2013 10:19AM



It's been a busy, busy week in the world of the National Hockey League and your Calgary Flames. We had cuts, the beginning of the regular season and three Flames games. To catch you up on all the goings-on, here's the latest edition of the Weekly Ignition.

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FGD: Dome Sweet Dome

Ryan Pike
October 06 2013 02:15PM


Saddledome Night
- pic via Brian Woychuk


The Calgary Flames return home from a season-opening two-game road trip out trying to dig themselves out of...
Wait, they got three points?! Calgary? No kidding? Okay, then...
The Calgary Flames return home to the Scotiabank Saddledome after a pretty impressive road trip, surprising the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets and returning to the Stampede City with three of a possible four points. Now they hope to continue last season's home success when they begin their home calendar against the hated Vancouver Canucks, who they got three of a possible 10 points out of last season.

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FGD: Sweet Second Chances

Ryan Pike
October 04 2013 12:39PM


Blue Jackets team
- pic via Avneesh Balyan


After a spirited, albeit disappointing, game in the capital of America on Thursday night, the Flames travel to the great state of Ohio for the first of two meetings with the Columbus Blue Jackets. It'll be the second game in as many nights for the Flames – and the first set of 12 back-to-backs this season – while it'll be the first game of this campaign for the Jackets. Calgary will get a second chance to make a first impression, as well as a second chance to spoil a home-opener.

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Post-Game: Moral Victories

Ryan Pike
October 03 2013 08:51PM



The Calgary Flames began the long road back to relevance tonight in Washington, D.C., with a game in the Verizon Center against the Washington Capitals. With a roster featuring the likes of Alex Ovechkin, Nicklas Backstrom and Mike Green, the Capitals were heavy favourites going into their home-opener.
However, in a game they were expected to get trounced in, the Flames provided a preview of how they may tackle things this season.

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Flames Presser and Roster Rundown

Ryan Pike
October 02 2013 09:44AM


Brian Burke
- pic via Leon Switzer


The Calgary Flames kicked off their 2013-14 season with, oddly, an off-day for players on Monday (aside from Joe Colborne and Mike Cammalleri working out on-ice). However, the city's sports media were tucked snugly in the Ed Whalen Media Lounge for a chance to visit with newly-appointed President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke and GM Jay Feaster, the latter of whom announced the team's roster moves to bring them down to 23 men to open the year.

Here are some notes from the press conference.

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