First Star, Worst Star: January 4th, 2015

January 04 2015 07:30AM

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Well gang, we did it, we made it to the year 2015. THE FUTURE IS NOW! And what also is now is this weeks First Star, Worst Star. 

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2014: A Review

Ryan Pike
January 03 2015 11:52AM


As quietly as 2014 began, it ended. Now it's 2015. The Calgary Flames had a very interesting year, filled with ups, downs, and a ginormous line brawl in Vancouver.

The team played 81 games and amassed a 42-35-4 record.

The year began with Brian Burke as interim general manager and Bob Hartley as a tenuous coach with an expiring contract. It ended with Brad Treliving as general manager and Bob Hartley with a contract extension.

What else happened?

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Nation World HQ
January 03 2015 09:00AM


Another week is in the books, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

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Post-Game: Too Little, Too Late

Ryan Pike
January 02 2015 09:56PM

Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the aftermath of an emotional rollercoaster of a game on New Year's Eve. Maybe it was just a matter of time before we got one.

Either way, tonight's game at the Saddledome between the Calgary Flames and their expansion cousins, the New York Islanders, was a low-key affair that featured a fairly uninspired Calgary Flames club.

It was a game, a low event game, that the Flames lost decisively by a 2-1 score.

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FGD #40: Island(er) Living (7pm MT, SN1)

Ryan Pike
January 02 2015 11:15AM

The Calgary Flames, fresh off a thrilling overtime win over the Oilers on New Year's Eve, kick off the 2015 calendar year with a game tonight against the New York Islanders!

The Flames (21-15-3) have won four in a row! The Islanders (25-11-1) have only won two in a row, but they're generally hotter of late and they are presently battling it out with the Pittsburgh Penguins for top spot in the Metropolitan Division! It should be another stiff test for the Flames, particularly given that the Islanders have a skilled, speedy team that are expected to contend for the East crown this year.

The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch the action on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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