FGD: Rags vs Riches

Byron Bader
November 27 2013 12:31PM

 

(Welcome Byron Bader, a long time reader and new contributor here at FN! His first article is today's FGD)

The Blackhawks are as close to a dynasty as you’ll find in the modern, parity-filled, NHL. The reigning Stanley Cup champions are the only team to have won two Stanley Cups in close succession (three year span) since the 2004-05 lockout. In fact, they are the only team to have won two Stanley Cups since the 2004-05 lockout.

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Fallout from new Canadian TV deal uncertain, but expect prices to rise

Jonathan Willis
November 27 2013 07:47AM

With the news yesterday that Rogers and the NHL had agreed on a 12-year, $5.232 billion Canadian television deal, the overwhelming reaction was uncertainty. We don’t know how this will effect TSN or CBC, we don’t know how Rogers will cover the game, and we don’t know if the hockey-watching experience will be better a year from now than it is today.

What we know for sure is that NHL hockey is going to be on Rogers. What we also know, with barely less certainty, is that it’s going to cost more to watch.

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Matt Stajan's Long Road to Redemption

Steve Macfarlane
November 26 2013 09:33AM

 

Backstrom and Stajan Face Off
- pic via clyde

 

If we took a poll of Flames fans a couple of years ago asking whether or not they’d want to keep Matt Stajan on the team beyond the season, nevermind the life of his current contract, the response likely would have been a resounding no. Perhaps not completely unanimous, but certainly overwhelmingly in favour of ditching him in any fashion possible — be it through trade, waivers, assignment to the minors or just wishing for something bad to happen to him.

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The Weekly Ignition: November 25 2013

Ryan Pike
November 25 2013 12:28PM

 

 

The Flames earned five of a possible six points over the last week in a departure from their awful performance in the week prior. All this and Johnny Gaudreau keeps up putting up points and the Abbotsford Heat keep on winning, despite losing their leading scorer to the Flames.

Here's your weekly cup of catch-up with everything Flames-related!

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Random Thoughts - More MIkael Backlund

Kent Wilson
November 25 2013 09:13AM

 

 

With Darren Dreger recently tweeting that the Flames are shopping Backlund, it seems more and more that the former first rounders time with the organization is drawing to a close. We've defended backs around here a lot over the years, so this is going to seem redundant, but here's a bit on why moving him for pennies on the dollar is a bad bet.

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