FGD: AHL All-Star Game

Ryan Pike
February 12 2014 04:55PM


The Olympics men's hockey tournament kicked off earlier today, but the American Hockey League presents a different kind of international showcase tonight in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador in the form of the annual AHL All-Star Game. Rather than present a traditional "all-star game" with two conference teams, the AHL instead is challenging a club team from the idle SHL, Farjestads BK.

Fun fact, Farjestads is (a) Danny Taylor's new team (but he's injured and won't play) and (b) Hakan Loob's team. The game kicked off at 4:30pm MT on Sportsnet.

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Gaudreau Watch: A Good Sign?

Ryan Pike
February 12 2014 10:15AM

(image courtesy our pals at BC Interruption)

Philadelphia-based journalist Al Morganti made an appearance on Sportsnet 960 The Fan this morning and dropped some information on Calgary Flames wunderkind Johnny Gaudreau.

EDIT: Sportsnet960's Twitter quoted Morganti as saying "I'm told that he feels he can't do anything more in college. He'll turn pro with Calgary."

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February 11 2014 07:22PM


Can it really be 4 years since the Olympics in Vancouver already? Simple math would suggest that is the case but we have a sneaking suspicion we may have fallen through some sort of worm hole or rip in the space time continuum. It seriously can't be 4 years can it? Hmm.

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FlamesNation's Guide to the Olympics

Ryan Pike
February 11 2014 03:03PM


For hockey fans, the Sochi Olympics really kick into high gear on Wednesday morning. While the women's tournament is already underway, the typically more-competitive (and high-profile) men's hockey tournament kicks off with a pair of games on Wednesday morning. Then it's four games per day until the weekend is over.

Here's a brief, Flames-centric look, at who's who in the 2014 Olympic men's hockey tournament.

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The Olympic FN Roundtable

Ryan Pike
February 11 2014 10:05AM


The 2013-14 National Hockey League season is nearing the home-stretch. Once teams return from the Olympic Break, it's off to the chaos of the trade deadline and then playoff stretch drives. When the Flames return, they won't have to worry about the "playoffs" thing, but they will have 24 more games to evaluate players and likely after the deadline, to bring in some new faces.

To reflect upon the season thus far and offer thoughts on the Olympics and other topics, here's another exciting, giant-sized installment of the Roundtable. This time, we feature myself (@RyanNPike), Kent Wilson (@Kent_Wilson), Justin Azevedo (@azevedoj), Byron Bader (@baderader), the Book of Loob (@bookofloob), Christian Roatis (@CRoatis), Taylor McKee (@TaylorMcKee_), Arik Knapp (@Arrrrik) and Vintage Flame (@Vintage_Flame). See what we think, then tell us how wrong (or right) we are in the comments!

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