FGD: Royal Challenge

Pat Steinberg
February 05 2011 02:35PM

The Calgary Flames hook up with the Los Angeles Kings for the third time this season, but for the first time, the teams play with significant stakes on the line (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet Radio FAN 960).  Both teams enter with 58 points and both teams enter on the outside looking in of the Western Conference playoff race.

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Gameday Preview: Now if you want to crown them...

Robert Cleave
February 05 2011 10:20AM

               

 

The Flames return home to meet a team that has been one of the hardest clubs to figure over the first two-thirds of the season. Los Angeles has the outward appearance of a club that should be home and cooled out, simply waiting for the post-season, and yet they're scuffling around with the rest of the pack in the ridiculous West. Strange year, isn't it?

 

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Flames pay their respects to Conroy


February 04 2011 05:19PM

 

 

(Kristen Odland is a new contributor here at Flamesnation. Kristen comes to us via the Calgary Herald and will be classing the place up a bit. She attended Craig Conroy's retirment PC today and is good enough to share some of her observations here.)

Aside from the assembled media, every seat in the Telus Conference Centre at the Scotiabank Saddledome was filled by a member of the Calgary Flames.

On a day off, no less.

But fresh off Thursday night’s win in Atlanta, the team paid their respects to their friend and teammate Craig Conroy who announced on Friday that he would be retiring upstairs as a — take a deep breath — special assistant to the acting general manager Jay Feaster.

"We just wanted to support him and come out today," said Flames defenceman Cory Sarich. "We knew it wasn’t going to be a long event ...’"

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Conroy Retires

Pat Steinberg
February 04 2011 02:05PM

Obviously it's the news of the day, and we're not breaking anything, but Craig Conroy has announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the NHL.  Conroy had two seperate stints with the Flames, and he remains in the organization, being named Special Assistant to the Acting General Manager.

Our new contributer Kristen Odland will have a piece up on Conroy shortly, but here's an opportunity to talk about his time with the Flames in the comments section.

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Postgame: Moving On...

Pat Steinberg
February 03 2011 08:16PM

Impressive is not the word I'd use to describe Calgary's 4-2 win over the Atlanta Thrashers, but what is impressive is a six game win streak, and that's exactly what the Flames are riding heading into a huge game against the LA Kings on Saturday night.  Mikael Backlund scored an odd one late in the third period to put Calgary up by one and they'd weather the storm from there on out as the team continues their push towards a playoff spot.

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