Everything Is Awesome: T.J. Brodie Signs Extension

Kent Wilson
October 20 2014 01:37PM

As originally reported by Sportsnet's scoops guru Elliotte Friedman yesterday, the Calgary Flames have officially signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension. The deal kicks off next season and runs through the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. The team didn't release money terms, officially. But Friedman reported the average annual value of the deal to be about $4.65 million per year. Although Brodie still had another 8 months before becoming a restricted free agent, his new long-term contract has been a long time coming.

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THE NATION MINUTE

Nation World HQ
October 20 2014 11:45AM

The Nation Network brings you the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look at stats and news around the network or NHL. On tap this week: The Canucks offense, Jonas Hiller, Ben Scrivens, Mark Fayne and more.

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Post-Game: Johnny Comes Alive

Kent Wilson
October 19 2014 08:47PM

The Flames got back over .500 and closed out their difficult six game road trip with a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Like many of their other W's this season, this one came despite a less than-60 minuet effort and required a large helping of outstanding goaltending and opportunistic scoring to get the two points.

Here's how things went.

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FGD: Last stop, Winnipeg

Taylor McKee
October 19 2014 01:17PM

I think I like those Jets sweaters best...

It may be hard to care about the result of tonights game while we our collective hearts are a flutter over the news that the Flames may be closing in on signing T.J Brodie to an extension (for what may be a reasonable price). However, the Flames have a game to play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets on "Rogers Presents: Placating Ron MacLean" or something. 

The Flames are closing out a long and fairly successful road trip that has seen them beat Nashville, Chicago, and Edmonton (wait, they're still giving out points in the standings for beating the Oilers right?) and can finish the trip above .500 with a win tonight in Winnipeg. See the lineups for both squads after the jump.

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Give The Gaudreau Demotion Talk A Rest—At Least For Now

Steve Macfarlane
October 18 2014 11:00AM

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While it’s true that Johnny Hockey clearly needed to take a seat after five games of less-than-promising performances to start his first NHL season, the press-box benching doesn’t mean his next stop has to be the American Hockey League.

You didn’t really think it would be easy making the jump from the college ranks to the fastest and most fluid game on Earth, did you?

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