Justin Azevedo
March 20 2014 02:01PM

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For a period of time in November, the Flames were awful. Like, just horrible and awful and garbage and every other word that you can think of that meant bad. Their record in October was a perfectly fine 5-5-2,  but the November record of 4-7-2 wasn't. The question is: why did this happen?

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Five things: All college

Ryan Lambert
March 20 2014 09:00AM


1. A big surprise

With the college hockey season now winding down and the NCAA tournament slated to start in just eight days, I figure this is a good time to look at the season enjoyed by the Flames' various prospects in the NCAA, with a bit more of a focus on the notable ones. This feeling, though, is precipitated largely by one person, who I never expected: Mark Jankowski.

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The FN Faceoff: To Tank Or Not To Tank? (7pm MT, LIVE)

Ryan Pike
March 19 2014 03:10PM

Tonight, LIVE via Google Hangouts, YouTube and the magic of the Internet, join FlamesNation's Ryan Pike, Christian Roatis and Kent Wilson - and perhaps some special guests maybe - to discuss the hottest topics of the day.

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Quick Flames Contract Rundown

Ryan Pike
March 19 2014 09:37AM

The Flames have added two contracts of late, inking Kenny Agostino and Brett Kulak this week. This leads to some questions about how many bodies they have under contract for the coming 2014-15 season.

Here's a quick and dirty contract primer for y'all. Two way deals are noted with a double asterisk (**).

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Post-Game: Hospital Hockey

Ryan Pike
March 18 2014 10:15PM

Back in 2004, Ville Nieminen coined a term - “hospital hockey.” It referred to low-event, low-pace games were each team basically tried to wait each other out. It was in many ways a throwback night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, as the Flames came out of the gate flat, gave up a goal and then had to wait for their chance to claw back in.

They succeeded, and skated away with a 3-1 victory over the NHL's cellar-dweller, evening their home ice record at .500 (16-16-3).

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