FGD: Look Who's Here

Pat Steinberg
October 30 2010 01:13PM

WASHINGTON - MARCH 28: Mike Green #52 of the Washington Capitals handles the puck against Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames at the Verizon Center on March 28, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

So, apparently the Washington Capitals are a pretty popular team.  They bring quite the entourage with them, and I guess for good reason, but the President's Trophy winning team from a year ago is not happy with the start they've got off to.  At 6-4, the Caps seem frustrated and ornery...as do their opponent tonight, the 6-4 Calgary Flames (8 pm, CBC and The FAN 960).

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Gameday Preview: Washington

Robert Cleave
October 30 2010 09:41AM

 

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin skates back for a faceoff in the second period of their NHL hockey game against the Boston Bruins in Boston, Massachusetts October 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder  (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

After Thursday night's disaster at the 'Dome, I suspect that more than a few fans are eying this evening's match against the Capitals with a bit of dread. That's understandable, given the way that the visitors from the World's Most Important City torched the net last season on their way to the President's Trophy. That noted, Washington hasn't really lit it up in the same manner this season, and it's largely due to the effect of our old friend variance.

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Where to Start?

Pat Steinberg
October 30 2010 02:40AM

 

What a start to the weekend we've had surrounding the Calgary Flames, with so many different discussion topics it's tough to formulate things on all of them.  Friday brang us news about Mark Giordano, Daymond Langkow and the Abbotsford Heat.  Throw that in with the impending return of David Moss, and there's a lot buzzing in Flameland.

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Calgary Signs Mark Giordano to a Contract Extension

Kent Wilson
October 29 2010 01:57PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 16: Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano  makes a pass against the Edmonton Oilers at the Scotiabank Saddledome on October 16, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames beat the Oilers 5-3. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/Getty Images)

 

According to Globe Writer James Mirtle.

More details as they emerge.

EDIT - according to the announcement, the contract will extend till 2015-16.

UPDATE - Here's the official release (via our own Pat Steinberg):

For Immediate Release

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Postgame: Ouch

Pat Steinberg
October 28 2010 11:03PM

Calgary Flames Tim Jackman (R) and Colorado Avalanche David Liffiton exchange blows during their fight in the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta October 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Well we've heard this before.  The top players on the Calgary Flames are not buying into what needs to be done, and it was the main thing harped on by Head Coach Brent Sutter following a 6-5 home loss at the hands of the Colorado Avalanche.  It was a game where Calgary held three leads, including a 4-3 cushion heading into the third period.

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