The Roundup

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January 02 2015 06:30AM

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.

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Five Things: An uncomfortable question

Ryan Lambert
January 01 2015 10:15AM

1. A worst-case scenario

Kent posed a serious question on Twitter the other day, and it really got me thinking: "Say the Flames can't re-sign Mark Giordano next year."

This was something I honestly hadn't even considered to be a possibility. They recently named the guy captain, and by all accounts he loves Calgary, loves his teammates, etc. The team is also going to throw a ton of cash at him.

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The Fantasy Minute: Waiver Wire

Nation World HQ
January 01 2015 06:45AM


NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and DailyFaceoff.com. Here’s a quick run through of the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds, sleepers and buy-low sell-high candidates for the week (Based on 12 team leagues).

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Post-Game: Happy New Year!

Ryan Pike
January 01 2015 02:43AM

The Calgary Flames completed the 2014 portion of their regular season tonight with a comeback overtime win over their most bitter rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, by way of a 4-3 score at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The calendar year ended in much the same way that it went all season for this group - they figured out a way to win when winning didn't seem easy.

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FGD #39: Closing Out 2014 (7:30pm MT, SN One)

Ryan Pike
December 31 2014 01:28PM

The past year has been pretty good to the Calgary Flames, all things considered. The team's rebuild progressed from its infancy to the point where the Flames played spoiler to playoff teams last season and went on a great run late in the season. Overall, the Flames enter tonight's game against Edmonton, their final game of 2014, with a 41-35-4 record over the calendar year.

And yes, they still consider themselves to be rebuilding. They probably will until they make the playoffs, whenever that happens.

Tonight's game is interested on a number of levels. Calgary (20-15-3 on the season) hosts their most bitter historical rival, the Oilers (8-22-7 on the season) for the second time in five days. It's the annual New Year's Eve game. Everyone will have the end of the calendar year looming around them. The Flames desperately want to bank some points as they creep towards a playoff spot. The Oilers just want to avoid starting another losing streak as they creep towards relevancy.

The puck drops at 7:30pm MT on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. It's the late game of a double-header, following a Toronto/Boston game at 5pm on Sportsnet West. There's a chance that if the first game runs long, the start of the Flames game could be delayed slightly on Sportsnet West, so beware. Or just stick to Sportsnet One, if you get both.

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