Joni Ortio Out 6-8 Weeks

Ryan Pike
February 21 2015 01:00PM

Amidst the assignment of Sam Bennett to the OHL, Flames general manager Brad Treliving dropped another big announcement at his media availability today.

Goaltender Joni Ortio, the starting netminder in Adirondack and the undisputed #3 man in the pecking order, is out 6-8 weeks with what Treliving described as a high ankle sprain. Per Treliving, the injury occurred in the first period of Adirondack's 4-3 overtime loss against the Oklahoma City Barons last night in OKC.

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FN Mailbag - February 21 2015

Christian Roatis
February 21 2015 11:00AM


Everybody’s favorite mailbag, our Flames mailbag, is back chock-full of juicy questions demanding to be answered!

Being a (twitter) people pleaser, I shall comply.

The focus today is the Trade Deadline, so let’s dive straight into it.

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Flames Assign Sam Bennett to Kingston

Ryan Pike
February 21 2015 10:00AM

In a move that ends weeks and weeks of speculation, the Calgary Flames today announced that they're returning center Sam Bennett to the Kingston Frontenacs of the Ontario Hockey League.

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Nation World HQ
February 21 2015 08:00AM


It's Saturday, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, the fine folks at the Royal Half summarize the week that was with hot takes from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division. These are those hot takes. 

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Post-Game: The (Other) Comeback Kids

Ryan Pike
February 20 2015 10:16PM

Tonight, the Calgary Flames entered the third period in an enviable position.

They were up a goal, at home. Game over, right? Nope. Because the Flames, the NHL's best third period comeback team, were facing the top team in the Pacific...and the NHL's second-best third period comeback team.

After surrendering five goals in the final frame in one of the worst frames of hockey they've played in a while, the Calgary Flames lost their first game all season after leading through 40 minutes, by a 6-3 score.

Here's how it all fell apart at the Saddledome tonight.

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