FGD #25: Hockey Night in Arizona (8pm MT, CBC)

Ryan Pike
November 29 2014 01:30PM

The Calgary Flames reach the 25th game of their regular season schedule tonight when they tangle with the Arizona Coyotes in Glendale. The game will be Calgary's 14th road game of the season and is the finale of their third road trip of the season. They're 1-1-0 so far on this trip.

The Flames (14-8-2) are pretty well-rested, having had two days to ponder life in Arizona after their 2-0 win in San Jose on Wednesday. The Coyotes (9-11-3) look at that break and scoff, having been off since their 4-3 overtime loss to Colorado on Tuesday. But the Flames also faced a well-rested home team in San Jose and played a strong 60 minutes, so it's not like the off days mean much - it's all about what you do with 'em.

The puck drops tonight at 8pm MT on CBC and Sportsnet 960 The Fan. Per Sportsnet PR, Paul Romanuk and Mike Johnson have the call.

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The FlamesNation Roundtable: First Quarter 2014-15 Edition

Ryan Pike
November 28 2014 11:20AM

We're at about the quarter-mark of the 2014-15 Calgary Flames season and your local hockey heroes have amassed a record of 14-8-2, good enough for 30 points and a 9th overall placement as I compile this today.

To say the hockey world is shocked and/or impressed is probably apt, and maybe even an understatement. To fully grasp how well the Flames are doing, particularly in relation to how bad we thought they would be, we turn to the FlamesNation family: myself, Christian Roatis, Byron Bader, Beloch, Justin Azevedo, Kent Wilson and The Book of Loob.

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It Could Happen To You

November 28 2014 09:44AM

I want to take just a little bit of time out of our daily routine here to talk to the huddled masses of Edmonton Oilers fans, if that's okay with you, Citizens. We're slowly descending into the Christmas season, and that's always an opportune time to help out the less fortunate, and reflect upon how good we have it sometimes. And the fanbase for that sinking ship up north, they are certainly struggling.

The team has lost 8 games in a row in their 8th season of what is probably a decade long rebuild, if not more. The team is misguided by a rag tag group of doddering lunkheads that have no vision, no appetite for success, and continue to steer the ship off course completely unabated by the ones who sign the checks. It's grim, and it shows no signs of improving at all.

So, as Flames fans, maybe it's time we put aside our petty differences once and for all, and extend an olive branch to the disenfranchised. After all, your Calgary Flames are a have team right now (as in, they HAVE been winning), and all signs point to this being a franchise that is doing their rebuild the right way, so maybe it's selfish to keep that to ourselves.

Therefore, I'm sending out a call to you, Edmonton, and make no mistake, this is a limited time offer: I'm granting you, the fan, the opportunity to join our ranks. Become a Flames fan. It's the lifestyle change you need, not the one you deserve.

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Nation World HQ
November 28 2014 07:30AM

Yakupov's usage, Oilers fire goalie coach, Canucks player grades, Pat Quinn, Flames luck, Leafs fenwick, gassing the salute, and more in this weeks Roundup.

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Setoguchi to AHL, Knight Re-Recalled

Ryan Pike
November 27 2014 01:02PM

Some minor Flames roster news for your afternoon.

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