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March 20 2015 06:03AM


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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Post-Game: Two More Points

Ryan Pike
March 19 2015 11:59PM

After two games where they walked away with zero points, the Calgary Flames got back into the win column tonight with a pretty solid 60 minutes of ice hockey against a less-than-stellar opponent at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Flames never trailed in this contest and bounced back from losses against Colorado and St. Louis by way of a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. By sheer coindicence, the big difference-maker tonight for the Flames was a young man who grew up as a fan of the Flyers, Johnny Gaudreau.

The Flames now have 83 points. They need 12 points to hit the 95-point mark.

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Flames sign NCAA free agent Kenney Morrison to 2-year, entry-level contract

Thomas Drance
March 19 2015 08:00PM

The Calgary Flames have signed Western Michigan defenseman Kenney Morrison, 23 to a two-year, entry-level contract, the club announced on Thursday.

Morrison's contract won't kick in until the 2015-16 league year (which begins on July 1), according to TSN's Bob Mckenzie. So in contrast with how the Flames offered to burn a year of Johnny Gaudreau's contract in order to entice him to sign and forgo his senior year of college hockey, Morrison will be available to sign a tryout deal with the Adirondack Flames and participate in the Calder Cup playoffs. He's recently done precisely that, according to McKenzie.

Read on past the jump.

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FGD #71: Frying the Flyers (7pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 19 2015 01:00PM

Just 48 hours after their second straight loss and a fairly decent effort against the powerhouse St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames are back at it this evening as they face the Philadelphia Flyers.

And better yet - it's retro night, so expect old-school tunes and old-school uniforms at the 'Dome tonight! And the Flames get an old-school opponent in the form of the Broad Street Bullies, who the Flames faced in the playoffs in their first season in Calgary (1981).

The Flyers are out of the playoff hunt and are poised to play spoiler, while the Flames are hopeful to end their small losing stretch at two games and get some points under the belts. Based on their last meeting in Philly, it should be a spirited 60 minutes of ice hockey.

The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch all the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Get Well Soon, Paul Byron

Ryan Pike
March 19 2015 11:00AM

Paul Byron is many things.

He's a winger for the Calgary Flames, who is presently injured. While we haven't been given specific timelines for his return, he's expected to be returning to full practice in the near future and - knock on wood - he'll potentially return to the Flames line-up before the end of the season.

Byron's got a lot of positive attributes. While he's not big, he plays bigger than he is, often throwing body checks. Heck, he took out a Sedin in last season's finale - thankfully the opponent was fine afterwards, but the fact that 5'7" Paul Byron is that physically engaged is damned impressive.

And Byron's quietly emerged as one of Calgary's best possession players.

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