THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
January 03 2015 09:00AM

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Another week is in the books, and that means it's time for another edition of the Pacific War Room. What is the Pacific War Room? Each week, our friends at the Royal Half round up a summary of the week that was from the best and brightest bloggers from around the Pacific Division.

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Post-Game: Too Little, Too Late

Ryan Pike
January 02 2015 09:56PM

Maybe it was the weather. Maybe it was the aftermath of an emotional rollercoaster of a game on New Year's Eve. Maybe it was just a matter of time before we got one.

Either way, tonight's game at the Saddledome between the Calgary Flames and their expansion cousins, the New York Islanders, was a low-key affair that featured a fairly uninspired Calgary Flames club.

It was a game, a low event game, that the Flames lost decisively by a 2-1 score.

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FGD #40: Island(er) Living (7pm MT, SN1)

Ryan Pike
January 02 2015 11:15AM

The Calgary Flames, fresh off a thrilling overtime win over the Oilers on New Year's Eve, kick off the 2015 calendar year with a game tonight against the New York Islanders!

The Flames (21-15-3) have won four in a row! The Islanders (25-11-1) have only won two in a row, but they're generally hotter of late and they are presently battling it out with the Pittsburgh Penguins for top spot in the Metropolitan Division! It should be another stiff test for the Flames, particularly given that the Islanders have a skilled, speedy team that are expected to contend for the East crown this year.

The puck drops at 7pm MT and you can catch the action on Sportsnet One and Sportsnet 960 The Fan.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 02 2015 06:30AM

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.

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Five Things: An uncomfortable question

Ryan Lambert
January 01 2015 10:15AM

1. A worst-case scenario

Kent posed a serious question on Twitter the other day, and it really got me thinking: "Say the Flames can't re-sign Mark Giordano next year."

This was something I honestly hadn't even considered to be a possibility. They recently named the guy captain, and by all accounts he loves Calgary, loves his teammates, etc. The team is also going to throw a ton of cash at him.

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