SPEAKING WITH THE ENEMY: Flames at Canucks

Nation World HQ
January 06 2017 08:00AM

Spy vs Spy

The first matchup in a back-to-back set has the Calgary Flames facing off in Vancouver, and we've asked writers from both FlamesNation and CanucksArmy to get you set for tonight's matchup. We've also put together a few notes to get you ready for game one of the home and home. 

Please note that this article is posted at both CanucksArmy and FlamesNation

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 06 2017 05:00AM

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Top Nation moments of 2016, Leafs continue 3rd period collapse, Sedins struggling to carry their line, the Flames and Matt Duchene, Chiarelli deserves credit in Edmonton, the Doug Gilmour trade 25 years ago, Jacob Trouba, Expansion, another Nation member hired by an NHL team and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Flames at the World Juniors: Double gold, a silver, and a bronze

Ari Yanover
January 05 2017 09:59PM

I would imagine it's easier to get up to play for a gold medal as opposed to bronze, and that reflected in the starts to both medal games as the 2017 World Juniors came to a close. 

The starts - because the bronze medal game did pick up in pace as it went on (before the inevitable depression that comes with losing two games in a row, and walking away with absolutely nothing to show for it - finishing fourth place has to be the absolute worst). 

The gold, though? That one got off to an intense start that never relented.

In the end, Adam Fox, Tyler Parsons, and Team USA won gold; Dillon Dube and Team Canada won silver; Pavel Karnaukhov and Team Russia won bronze; and Oliver Kylington and Team Sweden ended up having to walk away empty handed.

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Mark Jankowski lone Stockton Heat representative at 2017 AHL All-Star Classic

Ari Yanover
January 05 2017 02:16PM

We don't yet know who will be representing the Flames at the NHL All-Star Game at the end of January, but we know who will in the AHL.

Mark Jankowski is the lone member of the Stockton Heat who will be an AHL All-Star this season. They're one of 13 of the 30 AHL teams to have just one representative.

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CGD: For all the golden marbles (Canada/USA)

Jeff Veillette
January 05 2017 02:00PM

Welp, this is it. Rebounding quite nicely off of a disappointing 2016 tournament, and doing well to pull themselves out of a tough spot against the Swedes last night, the Canadians will take on the United States of America in an epic grudge match at the Bell Centre, to decide the Gold Medal Winner at the 2017 World Juniors. Here's what's going down tonight.

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