Five things: Off and running

Ryan Lambert
January 10 2013 07:51AM

1. It's starting 

I swear to you that I wanted to enter this season with some amount of positivity until I got a list of inquiries from Kent on Monday night. That FlamesNation roundtable, which was published yesterday morning, asked a lot of tough question to which I found myself more than aggrieved by most of the answers.

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January 09 2013 03:48PM

Welly. Welly. Welly. If our old friends at Bodog didn't release the odds of winning the Stanley Cup now that the lockout has ended - a mere 145 months after it began. Good news in these parts up here in Edmonton, because it confirms something we already knew - The Oilers are awesome.

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FlamesNation 2012-13 Season Preview Roundtable:

Kent Wilson
January 09 2013 09:59AM



With training camp finally opening on Sunday we here at FN figured it was time for another roundtable. I asked VF, Ryan, Justin and Lambert for their take on a variety of topics, from their feelings on the lock-out to what they expect to see in terms of line combinations this year. Here's what they had to say...

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KHL Highlights: Kovalchuk Staying?

Steve Dangle
January 08 2013 10:53PM

Speculation is flying that Kovalchuk might stay in the KHL, Ryan O'Reilly is still playing until he signs a new deal with the Avalanche, and KHL President Medvedev is pretty much threatening war against the NHL.

Ignore the KHL now? The fun might just be getting started. Enjoy!

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Flames All-Time Top 10 Draft Picks: #6 Gary Roberts

Ryan Pike
January 08 2013 04:20PM

If there was one event that cemented the stellar reputation of general manager Cliff Fletcher, it was the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. The names the Flames acquired that summer ranged from solid contributors to future hall-of-famers: Gary Suter (180th overall), Jiri Hrdina (159th overall), Brett Hull (117th overall), Paul Ranheim (38th overall), and the best pick of them all (for the Flames purposes anyways), first rounder Gary Roberts (12th overall).

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