FGD: Last stop, Winnipeg

Taylor McKee
October 19 2014 01:17PM

I think I like those Jets sweaters best...

It may be hard to care about the result of tonights game while we our collective hearts are a flutter over the news that the Flames may be closing in on signing T.J Brodie to an extension (for what may be a reasonable price). However, the Flames have a game to play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets on "Rogers Presents: Placating Ron MacLean" or something. 

The Flames are closing out a long and fairly successful road trip that has seen them beat Nashville, Chicago, and Edmonton (wait, they're still giving out points in the standings for beating the Oilers right?) and can finish the trip above .500 with a win tonight in Winnipeg. See the lineups for both squads after the jump.

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Give The Gaudreau Demotion Talk A Rest—At Least For Now

Steve Macfarlane
October 18 2014 11:00AM

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While it’s true that Johnny Hockey clearly needed to take a seat after five games of less-than-promising performances to start his first NHL season, the press-box benching doesn’t mean his next stop has to be the American Hockey League.

You didn’t really think it would be easy making the jump from the college ranks to the fastest and most fluid game on Earth, did you?

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THE FANTASY MINUTE: WAIVER WIRE

Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:23AM

The Nation Network and Dailyfaceoff present the Fantasy Minute. A quick run through the best Fantasy Hockey waiver adds and sleepers for the week. 10.17.14 (Based on 12 team leagues)

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THE PACIFIC WAR ROOM

Nation World HQ
October 18 2014 10:00AM

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Our friends at The Royal Half have created the Pacific War Room… a wrap-up of the past week in the Pacific from some of the best and brightest bloggers who cover Pacific Division teams. In alphabetical order of the teams in the Pacific Division including the Canucks, Flames and Oilers… we present the Pacific War Room for this week.

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Post-Game: Jooris Scores, Flames Lose Anyway

Ryan Pike
October 18 2014 12:44AM

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A lot of the talk prior to tonight's game revolved around a 60-minute effort. The Flames had a 60-minute game in Nashville and, combined with some great goaltending, the club won 3-2. They didn't have a 60-minute game against Chicago and somehow won the game based on miracles, witchcraft and Jonas Hiller being crazy-good.

Tonight the Flames' effort was closer to the Chicago game than the Nashville game. Travel, flu and four games in six nights will do that, but the team will really be kicking themselves for letting Columbus run the show for 40 minutes, as it left them scrambling in the third and their comeback fell short. The Flames lost 3-2 at Nationwide Arena.

Here's how it happened.

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