Emile Poirier Returned to Adirondack

Ryan Pike
March 20 2015 02:33PM

The Calgary Flames have reportedly made a minor roster move today, returning winger Emile Poirier to the AHL's Adirondack Flames.

The move is presently being listed by the American Hockey League's transactions page.

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Making Sense of the Magic Number

Ryan Pike
March 20 2015 01:00PM

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After last night's Calgary Flames win, the magic number for your hometown heroes sits at 12.

That means that any combination of 12 Flames wins, Jets losses and/or half-wins or half-losses (overtime and shootout situations) results in the Flames returning to the playoffs for the first time since FlamesNation's first season.

So is it possible? Is it likely? Should we all start clearing our calendars for mid-April?

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In Defense Of Keegan Kanzig

Ryan Pike
March 20 2015 11:00AM

I had the chance to attend a junior game on Wednesday night.

The Calgary Hitmen beat the Red Deer Rebels 3-2 in overtime. Because it was my second time seeing the Rebels this season (and so I'd seen 2015 NHL Draft prospect Adam Musil a bit already), I spent a good chunk of the game paying attention to Keegan Kanzig. We've been a bit negative on Kanzig's selection around these parts - in particular since drafting a big guy where he was chosen is a bit of a reach, to be blunt, particularly based on most pre-draft rankings - but I wanted to contextualize some of Kanzig's performance by looking at one thing in particular.

Keegan Kanzig's penalties.

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Gaudreau's Rookie Season in Context

Byron Bader
March 20 2015 09:00AM

Johnny Gaudreau, the 2011 4th round choice of the Flames, has been having something of a rookie year. He sits at 53 points in 69 games, becoming the highest scoring Flames rookie since 1996-97, nearly two full decades, when Jarome Iginla registered 50 in 82 game. He's electric, shifty and one of the most exciting players in the league with his ability to turn a game on its head with one play. How does he compare to the Flames all time best rookie seasons?  

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
March 20 2015 06:03AM

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The Kadri saga continues, LA Kings conspiracy theories, Jannik Hansen owns Dion Phaneuf, Flames dominate the Pacific division, Ben 'Sievens', Michael Hutchinson and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKIngs.

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