Catching Up with Morgan Klimchuk

Ryan Pike
May 01 2015 04:00PM

It's a good news, bad news situation for Calgary Flames prospect watchers this weekend.

The good news is that the Brandon Wheat Kings have a chance to advance to the Western Hockey League finals with a win tonight at home against the Calgary Hitmen. The bad news is that Keegan Kanzig's season, and junior career, are likely nearing their end (with the Hitmen down 3-1 in the series). The better news is that 2013 first round pick Morgan Klimchuk - the only first rounder from the last two drafts not to have dipped his toe in the NHL pond yet - is having a very good series.

In Wednesday's Game 4, he had the game-winning goal and two assists in what may end up being the final junior game he plays in the Scotiabank Saddledome - his hometown rink. We caught up with Klimchuk outside the Wheat Kings locker room, just down the hall from the Flames room, after the game.

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Win A Pair Of Tickets To Game 3 From TikTiks

Ryan Pike
May 01 2015 02:39PM

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Everyone loves playoff hockey, but sometimes finding tickets can be a pain.

Our friends at TikTiks have stepped in to ease that pain, by way of a contest that will provide one lucky winner with a pair of tickets to Game 3 on Tuesday night when the Flames host the Anaheim Ducks.

Here's how you can get in on the fun!

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No goalie controversy in Calgary, because everyone was pretty bad in Game 1 against the Ducks

arii
May 01 2015 01:00PM

Nothing went right for the Flames in their long awaited return to the second round. While they've been overachieving all season long, cracks have occasionally revealed themselves. Game 1 against the Ducks was the biggest of them all; less of a crack and more like a gaping chasm forcing you to stare into the eye of elimination.

Too much? Well, yeah: playoff series aren't won or lost after one game, unless that game is Game 7, and this was not. The Flames received such a beating, though, that it pretty much felt like it was over.

Everything went wrong. Everything.

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Mikael Backlund needs a multiyear extension

Pat Steinberg
May 01 2015 12:23PM

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Anyone familiar with my work on this delightful website, or anyone who has the pain tolerance to listen to me on the radio will be familiar with how much I like Mikael Backlund. Is it creepy that I thought about superimposing his face on Hall and mine on Oates? Yeah, probably, but that doesn't change the fact that he's an extremely important member of the Calgary Flames. I think a number of other people are catching onto that in the 2015 postseason, so it's time to revisit his future with the team. Backlund is a restricted free agent come July 1st, and it's more clear than ever that a multiyear extension is the way to go if you're the Flames.

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Looking For Positives From Game 1

Ryan Pike
May 01 2015 11:00AM

Well, the Calgary Flames got fed their own lunch last night at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks. They lost 6-1. The game was never close.

So, what positives can be gleaned from such a one-sided butt-kicking?

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