FGD 37: A mile high match-up (7pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
December 27 2016 12:00PM

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After three days off to celebrate Christmas, the Calgary Flames are back in action! And after a relatively easy match-up on Friday against Vancouver, they get another less-taxing game to get their groove back in the form of the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs are one of the NHL's big shockers, in the sense that they've really struggled this season. In short? It's a winnable game. Playoff teams win games like this one. If the Flames hope to be a playoff team this season, they'll have to grab points from these types of games.

The game kicks off just after 7 p.m. MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Several Flames have fond World Junior memories

Ryan Pike
December 27 2016 10:00AM

The annual World Junior Championship tournament is a big deal. Several current members of the Calgary Flames cut their teeth in that tournament before making the jump to professional hockey.

Here are their experiences at a glance.

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Catching up with Stockton head coach Ryan Huska

Ryan Pike
December 27 2016 08:00AM

It's been an interesting year for the Stockton Heat, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Calgary Flames, following a summer that saw the Flames organization jettison many of their AHL veterans in favour of giving their homegrown prospects a bigger role.

After the first 25 games of the 2016-17 season, that approach has seemed to work just fine. The Heat finished their pre-Christmas schedule with a 16-7-2 record, good enough for first place in the Pacific Division. We had a chance to chat with Stockton head coach Ryan Huska before the Christmas break about his club's start to the season. (Questions and answers edited for clarity.)

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Flames at World Juniors: The kids are alright on Day One

Ryan Pike
December 26 2016 09:18PM

The opening day of the 2017 World Junior Championship has come and gone, and it featured all five Calgary Flames prospects at the tournament in action.

It was an interesting day with two blow-out wins and a pretty interesting final contest between Canada and Russia. Here's how it went down on Day One.

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WJC Canada Postgame: Barzal Shines in Canada's Opener

Jess Pincente
December 26 2016 08:56PM

In their first game of the tournament, Canada took on Russia in an energetic and high scoring round-robin rematch of the 2015 gold medal game.  

Canada played a solid game, as Tyson Jost, Matt Barzal and Dylan Strome put on a show through 3 periods.  The team seemed to be working well together, and their play saw a noticeable improvement as the game progressed.  

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