The Weekly Ignition: February 10 2014

Ryan Pike
February 10 2014 11:45AM



It's the Olympic break! The National Hockey League is now off for a bit, with no practices for another week and no games until February 25th. The Flames don't play another game until February 27th. But there's a lot of hockey going on, as the college and junior seasons are heading towards the playoffs!

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News and Notes - February 7 2014

Ryan Pike
February 07 2014 09:55AM

As we await the completion of the Sochi opening ceremonies – the Russian anthem is amazing – and the last game of the pre-Olympic portion of the season, here's some news and notes from the Flames-related hockey world.

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Backlund Watch 2014: Sochi Bound? (Update: Nope)

Ryan Pike
February 06 2014 09:42PM

(photo courtesy the NHL/

On Thursday afternoon, word broke out of Vancouver that Henrik Sedin would not be playing for Team Sweden at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The games began technically yesterday, with the men's hockey tournament beginning on Tuesday.

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Post-Game: Berra Wins (In Regulation!)

Ryan Pike
February 06 2014 08:02PM

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The Calgary Flames continued their eastern trek on Thursday night, visiting the New York Islanders in Uniondale, New York. Underneath the many Stanley Cup banners in the Nassau Coliseum, the Flames hoped to return to their winning ways.

And they did so. After a hard-fought, tight-checking 60 minutes of hockey, the Calgary Flames left Long Island with their 22nd win of the season.

And most importantly, it was the first regulation win in Reto Berra's NHL career.

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Trade Deadline: What Do the Flames Have? What Can They Get?

Ryan Pike
February 05 2014 03:30PM

It's an off-day today and the hockey world is a bit quiet. Since the trade deadline is coming up fast after the Olympic Break, I thought it might be prudent to take a look at what the Flames have in their cupboards that other teams may want.

As you may expect, what the Flames move and what they get back may depend on how desperate other teams are for positional depth.

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