Flames Shore Up Center Depth With Trade

Ryan Pike
January 09 2015 08:18PM

Prior to the commencement of tonight's game with the Florida Panthers, Flames general manager Brad Treliving made a trade with the visitors: center Corban Knight has been sent to the Panthers in exchange for center Drew Shore.

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FGD #42: Cat Fight (7pm MT; SN1)

Ryan Pike
January 09 2015 11:30AM

After a tumultuous first 41 games to the season, featuring both crazy-long winning AND losing streaks, the Calgary Flames begin their back-half of the season tonight with the dream of a playoff berth swirling in their heads. The first step forwards the Flames (21-17-3) making that dream a reality is tonight against the visiting Florida Panthers (18-11-9).

The Flames and Panthers are both quite similar. Both seemingly bottomed-out last season and drafted really great hockey players - Florida got Aaron Ekblad, Calgary got Sam Bennett - and are now arguably over-achieving by virtue of good systems play and smart coaching. Both teams are presently their respective conference's best non-playoff team. Calgary's two points out of a playoff spot, Florida is three points back of one. Both teams are buoyed by the impressive play of a first-year player contending for the Calder (Florida's Ekblad and Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau).

The puck drops at 7pm MT tonight on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Making Sense of the AHL West Reports

Ryan Pike
January 08 2015 01:00PM

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According to several reports, there's a whole lotta movement going on in the American Hockey League, as the much-rumoured "West Division" moves from a mere notion towards becoming reality.

The AHL's Board of Governors are slated to meet at the end of the month for their regular meeting, coinciding with the league's All-Star festivities. At that point, we may get some details made official. For now, here's the gist of what we think we know about what's happening next season.

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All Kinds of Recalls and Injuries

Ryan Pike
January 08 2015 11:52AM

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There has been a lot of activity for the Flames over the last 24 to 36 hours, both in terms of recalls, demotions and injured players being activated or deactivated.

Here's the gist of it.

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Post-Game: Power Outage

Ryan Pike
January 07 2015 11:55PM

After a day that featured demotions, scratches, returns, unscratches, babies and a goaltending change forced by an injury, the Calgary Flames dropped a 3-2 decision at home to the Detroit Red Wings. It was the final game of the first half of this season, and the second straight game where the club came across a little flat.

The Flames now sit at 21-17-3 through 41 games.

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