January 23 2015 10:22PM
Earlier today, the hockey world was abuzz that Johnny Gaudreau, one of the most popular young players in the United States (for his collegiate success with Boston College) and already one of the most popular young stars in Canada, would be playing in the NHL All-Star Game as an injury replacement for Sidney Crosby.
It fit, and it made complete sense that Gaudreau would slide in. Excitement followed.
Apparently that decision was 100% final when everyone got all excited about it, and once the horses were out of the proverbial barn, the NHL decided that he wouldn't play after all.
January 23 2015 01:17PM
It's All-Star Weekend, folks, and the stars have aligned to provide us with an opportunity for a contest! We have a little number of Gaudfather t-shirts back in stock at the Nations Store (for $24)! The snazzy shirts allow us to pay homage to Calgary's hot-shot rookie Johnny Gaudreau, and help raise a little money for charity (The Earth Group)
January 23 2015 09:32AM
Johnny Gaudreau was pretty stoked to be invited to the All-Star Weekend as a rookie. He's probably super-stoked now, as he's been named an injury replacement. He joins teammate and Flames captain Mark Giordano in the game.
January 23 2015 09:00AM
Welcome to a returning staple here at FlamesNation: the mailbag. From time to time, likely on a weekly basis, we'll check in with the citizens of the Nation regarding any questions or queries they have regarding the Calgary Flames.
Some will be serious questions. Some will be wacky questions.
All will be answered.
If you have questions for future mailbags, fire away in the comments or tweet them at me (@RyanNPike) or the FlamesNation account (@FlamesNation).
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January 23 2015 07:30AM
The loser point, Leafs piling up losses, David Clarkson, Flames buying or selling, Jeff Petry, an Oilers cartoon, skill players fighting and more in this week's Roundup.