Flames Weekend Guide, October 18 2012

Ryan Pike
October 17 2012 01:48PM



There's a whole lotta hockey going on this weekend at various levels of play, and a great deal of it has relevance for Calgary Flames fans. For the benefit of those who would like to watch, listen or otherwise follow these games, here's a quick glimpse at what's on tap this weekend.

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Some Thoughts on the NHL's Proposal

Kent Wilson
October 17 2012 11:21AM



In case you missed, the NHL has published their proposal to the players union on NHL.com today in stark black and white for the public's perusal. Getting past any cynical deductions about why the league would choose to finally share a proposal in living color with the fans at large, the deal itself contains a number of fascinating items that go well beyond the primary issues that were reported yesterday.

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KHL Update: Ovechkin, Kovalchuk, and the Top 10 Goals & Saves of the Week

Steve Dangle
October 16 2012 07:43PM


So apparently the NHL season might start on November 2nd. Until then, keep your fingers crossed, sit back, and check out these KHL videos! 

We have the Top 10 goals and saves of this past week, as well as highlights of Kovalchuk slinging sauce in SKA's 7-3 win, as well as Ovechkin doing good stuff and not-so-good stuff.

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NHL Tables a Real Offer

Kent Wilson
October 16 2012 11:26AM



Word across twitter currently is the NHL has stepped up to the table with a legitimate offer to the NHPA this morning. Details are still filtering through but it seems the main points are:

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The Heat is On

Kent Wilson
October 16 2012 10:19AM



As mentioned below by Ryan, the Heat began their season with a bang this past weekend, sweeping the Peoria Rivermen 4-1 and 6-2 in back-to-back game. Although you can't take much from just two contests against the same opponent, it's a nice start to the season for a team that has historically had trouble scoring.

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