Former Flame Steve Montador Passes Away

Kent Wilson
February 15 2015 11:42AM

One of modern hockey's most inspiring stories turned tragic today. 

Peel Regional police are reporting that former NHL defenseman Steve Montador has died in his home. He was 35-years-old. 

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Post Game: Cupid Runs Short On Arrows; Uses Lance

February 15 2015 12:36AM


Please don't leave me, I promise this will still be good despite the tough start.

It's Valentine's Day, and there's been a lot of talk about love today, and what it means. What it's about. In short, it is a day to reflect about who you love, and what you love about them.

In my case, I think I love the Vancouver Canucks, and I do so because there is really just nothing greater than when they lose to your Calgary Flames.

(please note: I hate the Vancouver Canucks)

Anyway, the Canucks lost to the Flames on this night, and I loved every second of that. All this and a Linden Vey pun that makes me want to move to Pluto and never talk to people ever again in tonight's recap!

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FGD #56: We Need A Name For This Rivalry (8pm MT, CBC)

Ryan Pike
February 14 2015 02:00PM

It seems like almost yesterday that the Flames and Canucks opened up an installment of Hockey Night in Canada with a line brawl. In actuality, it's been slightly over a year. Since then, the Canucks have crashed, burned and recovered, while the Flames continue to chug along and keep pace in the NHL's crazy-good Western Conference.

It just seems like a shame that two teams who have been so historically important to each other don't have a name for their rivalry. I mean, Calgary and Edmonton have the Battle of Alberta, but Calgary and Vancouver? Zilch. And considering that the teams have met so often in the playoffs and tangled en route to Stanley Cup Final appearances, it's a bit disappointing.

This season's latest installment of the No-Name Rivalry is tonight. The Flames (30-22-3) and Canucks (31-20-3) face off tonight, beginning at 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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Gaudreau: Lady Byng Contender?

Ryan Pike
February 14 2015 10:00AM

Around these parts, the success of the Calgary Flames have led to awards chatter - particularly now that the season is getting down to brass tacks.

We've heard it all. Bob Hartley for Jack Adams! Mark Giordano for the Norris (and/or Hart)! Johnny Gaudreau for the Calder! But amidst all the hustle and bustle, something quiet has happened.

Johnny Gaudreau has become the leading contender, perhaps, for the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.

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Nation World HQ
February 14 2015 08:32AM


Another week has passed, 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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