FGD #61: The Devil You Know (5:30pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
February 25 2015 01:00PM

After a loss last night in the Big Apple, the Calgary Flames have trekked across the Hudson River into Newark, New Jersey, as they'll face the New Jersey Devils tonight.

The Flames? They're hoping to get back into a playoff spot with a win. The Devils? With some shoddy play by the Bruins of late - including blowing a 3-0 lead on the road to some Canadian team a few games back - the Devils have clawed back into a stone's throw of the playoffs. It's a battle of two teams desperate for playoff contention tonight at the Prudential Center!

The puck drops at 5:30pm MT and you can catch all the action on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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Rumour Has It: Glencross to Washington?

Ryan Pike
February 25 2015 11:00AM

As usual, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman dropped a few interesting nuggets of information in his 30 Thoughts column this morning. A handful of them related to Calgary's Curtis Glencross and his status as we approach Monday's trade deadline.

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Sven Baertschi needs to replace Curtis Glencross

Ari Yanover
February 25 2015 09:00AM

The trade deadline is one of the biggest signifiers of just how close the regular NHL season is to ending. It's teams' final chance to load up for a playoff run before the real action gets underway. It's also one of teams' final chances to determine just where they're at with some of their players.

The Calgary Flames have been at a crossroads with Sven Baertschi for quite some time now, but we're fast approaching the point an actual decision must be made.

Here are the facts we're aware of right now, at this very moment:

  1. Curtis Glencross, a natural left winger, is very, very likely to be traded.
  2. Sven Baertschi, a natural left winger nearly a decade Glencross' junior, is about to require waivers.

The solution seems obvious, but this is a team that has willingly dressed Brandon Bollig - another left winger - for 48 NHL games (and counting!) this season, so maybe it's not that obvious.

(It is, though.)

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Flames Trade Deadline 2015: Top 5 Prospects Ready For the Call

Mike Cadarette
February 25 2015 07:00AM

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Much has been discussed the past couple of weeks about who stays and who goes on March 2nd, but let’s take a look at the Adirondack players ready to hop a flight to YYC and never go back.

Let me start with a disclaimer. First, these are the players I see as the most fit to become full-time NHLers post-deadline. These are not temporary call-up options or players deserving of a cup of coffee for solid play. Secondly, for all we know some of these players could no longer be Flames on Monday, but I’m listing them anyways in the event that they’re still in organization.

So, without further ado, here are the top five AHL prospects that are ready for the “Big Call”:

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Post-Game: Flames Lose On Broadway

Ryan Pike
February 24 2015 09:34PM

The Calgary Flames began their biggest and most important road trip of the season tonight in Manhattan. What transpired was a tight-checking, pretty entertaining game with a disappointing result, as the Flames dropped a 1-0 shutout decision to the New York Rangers.

Here's how it went down.

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