Nation World HQ
October 11 2014 07:30AM


Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division… we present the second installment of Pacific War Room for the 2014-15 NHL Season.

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Prospect Round-Up (October 10 2014)

Ryan Pike
October 10 2014 10:26PM

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The Calgary Flames have many prospects playing in many different leagues. With so much action going on in far-flung parts of North America and the world, it can be hard to keep track.

Here's a quick rundown of how the Flames prospects kids did tonight.

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Baby Flames Begin Season Tonight

Ryan Pike
October 10 2014 12:21PM


After all the daring and excitement of the first two days of the NHL season - featuring two Calgary Flames contests - lost in the shuffle is the debut of the AHL's Adirondack Flames this evening.

And that's a shame, because in addition to having a truly amazing mascot, the Baby Flames are also pretty stacked and have a coach with a strong track record as a winner. Expectations are fairly high in Glens Falls this season.

And I don't care what anybody else says - I think the mascot is goofy fun, aside from its wacky back-story.

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Nation World HQ
October 10 2014 08:38AM

The 2014-15 season is officially underway. We’re talking Phil Kessel, John Tortorella, Pacific war room, season predictions and more in this week's Roundup.

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Post-Game: Karri'd To Victory

Ryan Pike
October 09 2014 11:15PM


The Battle of Alberta isn't quite what it used to be. Tonight's clash between last year's 27th and 28th ranked teams in the National Hockey League might as well have derisively been called the "Battle of LOL-Berta." Well, it may have been ugly at times, and the Flames were on their heels for the first 40 minutes (or so), but they managed to persevere and grinded out a 5-2 victory in Rexall Place over the hometown Edmonton Oilers by the sheer greatness of Karri Ramo.

It was the 108th time the Flames have beaten the Oilers in the regular season, and after the missed opportunities last evening at home, the Flames are likely very happy to leave Edmonton with some points.

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