The Roundup

Nation World HQ
December 05 2014 07:30AM

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Canucks luck, Tyler Bozak, Jake Gardiner, Oiler fans, Darryl Katz, Flames scoring chances, a new comic and more in this week's Roundup.

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Taylor McKee
December 04 2014 10:13PM

So, uh, what do I even say anymore?

Ho-hum. Flames score again with the goalie pulled and win in overtime. Yawn. 

Read all about it after the jump!

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FGD #27: Iginla Returns (Again) (7pm MT, SN1)

Ryan Pike
December 04 2014 11:30AM

A year ago, almost to the day, the Calgary Flames were in a sticky wicket.

The team wasn't great, having lost beloved captain Mark Giordano to an injury just as they got out of the starting blocks. To add insult to injury, beloved former captain Jarome Iginla came back to town with his new team, the powerhouse Boston Bruins, and beat the Flames at home.

Calgary finished sub-.500 and out of the playoffs. Iginla's Bruins made the playoffs. (And Jay Feaster, the guy who traded Iginla, got fired two days after Boston's visit.)

Tonight, Jarome Iginla re-returns with his new new team, the Colorado Avalanche (9-11-5). Circumstances have changed, as the Calgary Flames (16-8-2) are the team near the top of the NHL right now and the Avalanche are closer to the outhouse than the penthouse. And when you consider that the Flames traded Iginla to jump-start their rebuild and give him a chance to win a Stanley Cup, the current standings placement is pretty wacky.

Can the Flames continue their winning ways? Find out at 7pm MT on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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The Fantasy Minute

Nation World HQ
December 04 2014 09:35AM

NHL Fantasy Hockey tips from The Nation Network and 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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Five things: Keep on rolling

Ryan Lambert
December 04 2014 08:30AM

1. Heaping praise on Giordano

I mentioned this on Puck Daddy yesterday but wanted to get a little more in-depth here: What TJ Brodie and Mark Giordano continue to do on the Flames blue line is nothing short of mind-bending.

Giordano was named the league's Player of the Month for November, and rightfully so. The latest GVT stats (which can be extremely hit-or-miss in terms of assessing value) currently rate him as being the No. 2 player in the league behind only Sidney Crosby, which is a crazy stat that I cannot actually believe.

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