Backlund Watch 2014: Sochi Bound? (Update: Nope)

Ryan Pike
February 06 2014 09:42PM


(photo courtesy the NHL/NHL.com)

On Thursday afternoon, word broke out of Vancouver that Henrik Sedin would not be playing for Team Sweden at the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. The games began technically yesterday, with the men's hockey tournament beginning on Tuesday.

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Post-Game: Berra Wins (In Regulation!)

Ryan Pike
February 06 2014 08:02PM


(courtesy the NHL/NHL.com)

The Calgary Flames continued their eastern trek on Thursday night, visiting the New York Islanders in Uniondale, New York. Underneath the many Stanley Cup banners in the Nassau Coliseum, the Flames hoped to return to their winning ways.

And they did so. After a hard-fought, tight-checking 60 minutes of hockey, the Calgary Flames left Long Island with their 22nd win of the season.

And most importantly, it was the first regulation win in Reto Berra's NHL career.

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FGD: WHAT NOT TO DO

Byron Bader
February 06 2014 11:44AM

 

-via paul.hadsall

Tonight, in the first meeting of the year between these two clubs, the Calgary Flames (21-28-7) face-off against the nearly identical (in overall record only) New York Islanders (22-28-8) at the lowly Nassau Coliseum.  It’s an early one as the puck drops at 5 pm MT on Sportsnet West.

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Five things: Poor Jiri

Ryan Lambert
February 06 2014 09:06AM

1. Hudler got screwed

The Czech Olympic team finally named a replacement for Vladimir Sobotka and all you Hudlerheads out there are going to be baffled as hell when I tell you that it was, for some reason, not Jiri Hudler.

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Trade Deadline: What Do the Flames Have? What Can They Get?

Ryan Pike
February 05 2014 03:30PM

It's an off-day today and the hockey world is a bit quiet. Since the trade deadline is coming up fast after the Olympic Break, I thought it might be prudent to take a look at what the Flames have in their cupboards that other teams may want.

As you may expect, what the Flames move and what they get back may depend on how desperate other teams are for positional depth.

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