Five things: Very tense

Ryan Lambert
February 20 2014 09:21AM


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1. The Latvians

That was one hell of a thing.

Around the time the U.S. scored its final goal against Ondrej Pavelec to go up 4-1, I decided to switch over to the game that was far closer and therefore more interesting: Canada and Latvia. It should not, of course, had been either close or interesting. It should have been a bloodbath. And it's Canada's fault that it wasn't.

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News and Notes - February 19 2014

Ryan Pike
February 19 2014 05:16PM


The Calgary Flames returned to the Scotiabank Saddledome ice for the first time since the beginning of the Olympics this afternoon. Onlookers - and there was a shockingly large media contingent there - were treated to a surprisingly brisk 60-minute on-ice session.

Here's a quick rundown of the news of the day.

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So Canada had trouble with Latvia...

Kent Wilson
February 19 2014 03:11PM

There's always a silver lining, right?

Anyways, how does everyone feel about the Canada/US semi's given Canada's scoring problems?

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Gaudreau vs Gerbe - A Second Look

Kent Wilson
February 19 2014 11:33AM

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Last April I did a comparison between Johnny Gaudreau and Nathan Gerbe. It's a fairly natural one to draw - Gerbe is the smallest player in the NHL (5'6", 175), came up through the same Boston College system and was a Hobey Baker award finalist in his 20-21 year old college season. 

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The Weekly Ignition: February 18 2014

Ryan Pike
February 18 2014 10:15AM

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The medal round of the 2014 Winter Olympics are underway and the Calgary Flames are back on the ice tomorrow for practice. The return of NHL hockey is just around the corner. Here's a quick rundown of what's happened and what's to come.

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