Battle of Alberta 2.0 Liveblog

Kent Wilson
October 16 2010 03:03PM

This evening will be Flamesnation's first liveblog of the year. Join myself, Robert Cleave and Puck Daddy's Ryan Lambert (and many others) to celebrate the Flames win/denigrate the Flames terrible effort (outcome depending).

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FGD: The Battle

Pat Steinberg
October 16 2010 12:52PM

Edmonton Oilers' Taylor Hall (R) and Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (L) follow the floating puck during the third period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton October 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

For the second time in four games to start the season, the Calgary Flames will hook up with their provincial rivals, and they do so with some added motivation.  Calgary lost their season opener 4-0 in Edmonton and the Flames are also coming off a 3-0 loss to the Florida Panthers two nights ago.  The Flames make some lineup changes ahead of the game, and we'll see if they make any difference.

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Gameday Preview: Oilcans on Parade

Robert Cleave
October 15 2010 11:33PM

 

Edmonton Oilers' Ales Hemsky (L) is stopped by Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Edmonton October 7, 2010.  REUTERS/Dan Riedlhuber (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The Auld Enemy make their first visit to the Moneypit (as per wi) this evening, fresh off a haphazard performance in St. Paul Thursday night that lead to their first loss of the season. The first meeting between these two clubs gave most folks that cheer for the Flames a bad case of agita, but from what I've seen of Edmonton since last week, it isn't because they're particularly good.

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Retired Numbers

Kent Wilson
October 15 2010 11:46AM

 

 

 

(To take your minds of off the train wreck that has been the start of the Flames season, Robert Vollman of Puck Prospectus discusses the Flames questionable jersey retirement habits. Enjoy!)

The Calgary Flames have retired two players’ numbers, Lanny McDonald and Mike Vernon. Given that standard, who else should have their numbers retired?

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Postgame: A Sad, Sad Night

Pat Steinberg
October 14 2010 10:59PM

Florida Panthers' Radek Dvorak (R) celebrates his second goal with teammates Cory Stillman (6) and Marty Reasoner during the first period of their NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, October 14, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

 

Yech, just not a good night for the Calgary Flames on Thursday as they fell 3-0 at the hands of the Florida Panthers.  It was a game that lacked excitement, entertainment, and most importantly from the Calgary perspective, it lacked compete level and enthusiasm.  For the second time in three games, the Flames failed to score a goal.

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