Vintage Flame
December 10 2011 03:50PM


There is no doubt that when these two teams face each other, the stats and standings go out the window and for sixty minutes, only one thought comes to mind; Embrace the Hate! It’s us against them, family member against family member, and the only thing we can probably agree on with the toothless folk up in Shelbyville is that we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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FGD: Regularity

Nation World HQ
December 10 2011 01:40PM

The Calgary Flames won their ninth consecutive game over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night, beating a team they usually beat.  Tonight, they look for an eighth straight win over the Edmonton Oilers in round three of this season's Battle of Alberta (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960).  Last week, the Flames took a 5-3 win at Rexall Place in rather impressive fashion and can win three in a row for the first time this season with a win tonight.

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Let's All Watch Sven!

Kent Wilson
December 09 2011 07:09PM

By request. Let's see what the wunderkind is made of, shall we?

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Sven Baertschi Emerges

Kent Wilson
December 09 2011 02:07PM


When FlamesNation covered the draft from Minnesota, we marked Sven Baertschi as one of the best draft targets for the franchise at 13, but he wasn't a run-away pick or anything. He had some pretty good results in his draft season, but nothing that suggested he was taken late or was a profoundly high value pick outside the top-10.

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December 9th News and Notes

Robert Cleave
December 09 2011 01:29PM



It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.

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