FGD: Stop It

Pat Steinberg
November 09 2010 01:37PM

Calgary Flames Jay Bouwmeester (C) is trapped between Colorado Avalanche Matt Duchene (L) and Cody Mueller during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta October 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The Calgary Flames are saying all the right things, riding a four game losing streak into Denver tonight for their second meeting with the Colorado Avalanche (7:30 pm, Sportsnet West (JIP), Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Curtis Glencross returns to the lineup for the Flames, as the team seems motivated to make sure this skid ends now.

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Gameday Preview: Colorado Avalanche (part II)

Kent Wilson
November 09 2010 09:37AM

DENVER - OCTOBER 28:  Peter Forsberg, Dan Hinote, Adam Foote, and Joe Sakic watch as retired goalie Patrick Roy of the Colorado Avalanche helps retire his number 33 prior to an Avalanche game against the Calgary Flames October 28, 2003 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.  Roy retired after last season.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

 

The Flames have all manner of rivals in the NW division: The Stinktown Shelbyvillians up north and the ever hate-able Vancouver Canucks  are the pimaries. The relationship with Colorado has been of a different sort over the years, with the Avalanche spending a better part of their history operating as the Flames NW nemesis.

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The Dance of Jokinen and Iginla

Kent Wilson
November 08 2010 11:15AM

 

It wasn't too long ago Darryl Sutter acquired Olli Jokinen to be the Flames vaunted "#1 center" - you know, the mythical White Whale the org has been fruitlessly searching for since Sutter took the helm.

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Flames Postgame (And Scoring Chances) - Game 13 versus Minnesota

Kent Wilson
November 05 2010 08:56PM

ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 16: Martin Havlat  of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center on October 16, 2010 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blue Jackets defeated the Wild 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

 

There's some losses this year the Flames maybe could have won with the right bounces. There were others they definitely deserved to lose. This was the first defeat, however, where the Flames most certainly deserved a better fate.

Scoring chances and analysis after the jump.

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FGD: The gathering Mob

Kent Wilson
November 05 2010 02:20PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 21: Jose Theodore  of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Edmonton Oilers on October 21, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Both Steinberg and Lambert are out of comission today (drinking and freebasing heroine, respectively I assume), so this post will pair as the FGD and gamethread.

The Flames are in Minnesota tonight (6:00pm SNETW, FAN960) and will perform in front of a fanbase equally as rabid and weary of mediocrity as Flames fans. Wild fans are long suffering and the changes promised by sweeping out the prior regime have been rather minor and haven't delivered Minnesota from their fate of being perpetually middling. Robert details their current struggles below.

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