FGD: Lunchtime Affair

Christian Roatis
December 14 2013 10:08AM

 

Buffalo Sabres
- pic via Caroline King

 

In case you were wondering, the scheduled start time is not a typo. This game really does start at 12 PM Mountain Standard Time. Funny enough, this isn't even the earliest start time for the Flames this season, as the puck is scheduled to drop at 11 AM MST in Pittsburgh next Saturday. Weird stuff.

Anyway, today we'll see a battle of the bottom feeders as the 7-23-2 Buffalo Sabres tangle with the 12-15-4 Calgary Flames, ranked 30th and 26th overall in the NHL respectively.

The two squads in fact share many similarities besides that of not being particularly good. Both are in an admitted rebuild, both are without a General Manager and both will battle for two points today. Make no mistake, the Buffalo Sabres have pride and especially in front of their home crowd, will throw everything they have at the Flames. Luckily, that's not much. This is a very winnable game for the Flames, but it's no guarantee.


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Is Dave Poulin The New Flames GM?

Christian Roatis
December 13 2013 05:56PM

 

 

Well that was quick. Or was it?

Shawn Simpson of TSN 1200 reported earlier today that Joe Nieuwendyk is no longer a candidate for the General Manager position in Calgary and that Dave Poulin - current Vice President of Hockey Operations in Toronto - has landed the gig.

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Brian Burke Is Running Cowtown

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December 13 2013 01:07PM

Brian Burke is running cowtown

His hair's sticking out
He's wearing a tie
Feaster is out
I'm telling you why
Brian Burke is running cowtown

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Patience A Virtue Burke Doesn’t Believe In

Steve Macfarlane
December 13 2013 10:16AM

 

 

The first move was a quake. Way up there on the Richter scale.

Jay Feaster is out as the Calgary Flames’ general manager much more quickly than anyone anticipated even with Brian Burke looming large since his hire as president of hockey operations back in September.

The second move might have seemed a minor aftershock, but the demotion of struggling young winger Sven Baertschi was the most telling sign of the opposing views Burke and Feaster had when it comes to the team’s rebuild.

Feaster preached patience.

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Post-Game: Game 31

Ryan Pike
December 12 2013 09:54PM

It was a busy, busy day in Flamesville, with firings, demotions and all manner of eventful proceedings. There was also a hockey game, as the Flames (11-15-4) hosted the Carolina Hurricanes (13-13-6), best remembered as the Hartford Whalers.

While the media types may be wringing their hands over the end of Jay Feaster's tenure, the Calgary Flames still have 52 games left to play in 2013-14 NHL season. Tonight was Game 31.

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