A Wideman suspension could complicate roster moves

Ryan Pike
January 30 2016 10:00AM

The fate of Calgary Flames blueliner Dennis Wideman is up in the air right now. The 32-year-old is presently suspended indefinitely by the National Hockey League for his collision with linesman Don Henderson, pending a hearing on Tuesday.

The specifics of Wideman's status as a suspended player, along with winger Micheal Ferland coming off of the injured reserve, could greatly complicate Calgary's roster moves when the All-Star Break ends.

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Breaking down Calgary's remaining schedule

Ryan Pike
January 29 2016 08:00AM

We are now in the midst of the National Hockey League's All-Star-Break and I think it's safe to say that the Calgary Flames have underwhelmed with their on-ice performance this season.

With 34 games remaining on their docket, the Flames are eight points out of the post-season (and just two points up on the last-place club in the NHL). In the interest of shedding light on how the Flames' chances look the rest of the way, we broke down their remaining schedule.

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Will Dennis Wideman Face Discipline for Linesman Collision?

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 11:12PM

The talk of the arena - and social media - following Calgary's 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators was a late second period collision between Flames defender Dennis Wideman and linesman Don Henderson.

The big question: Will Wideman face discipline from the National Hockey League for the incident?

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Post-Game: Limping Into The Break

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 10:49PM

The Calgary Flames fell further behind the pack tonight with a 2-1 loss to the visiting Nashville Predators in their final game before the National Hockey League's All-Star Break. The culprits, once again, were their woeful first periods - in which they gave up the first goal of the game for the 23rd time this season - and their power-play, which failed to score for the sixth time in the last seven games.

The Flames fall to 21-24-3 and remain eight points out of a divisional playoff spot and 10 points out of a wild-card spot.

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FGD #48: Home Ice Advantage - To Beat The Predators

Ryan Pike
January 27 2016 12:00PM

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The Calgary Flames hope to go into the All-Star Break not with a whimper but with a bang tonight as they host the Nashville Predators.

The bad news for Calgary is that they've lost five of their last seven games and just finished off a tremendously mediocre road trip that saw them go 1-3-1. Oh, and the Predators are a much better team than Calgary based on the season-to-date. However, Nashville played last night in Vancouver and hopped a plane into town, so the Predators are probably as fresh as the Flames are. That's good news, because the Flames are now in desperation mode and need points anyway they can get 'em.

The puck drops at 7:30pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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