January 18 2013 02:33PM

If we were still a kid we would yell "HOCKEY IS BACK IN 1 SLEEP" because that is how we measured things back in those days. Now we are far more mature and the return of the NHL season means it is time for us at Nation HQ to get to steppin! More articles, more writers more games! More everything! Try things! Hurry!

To that end we are proud to introduce the first annual Nation Draft presented by United Cycle.

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Flames Sign Begin

Kent Wilson
January 18 2013 01:47PM

Word is former Flame Steve Begin will be donning the Flaming C again. In camp on a pro try-out, the Flames have apparently signed the 34-year old grinder. Terms of the deal have not been released, but bet on a one-year, near league minimum contract.

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Flames All Time Top Ten Draft Picks – #5 Gary Suter

January 18 2013 11:42AM



There was a time, a long time ago, where you could look at the Calgary Flames backend and blanch over the depth and skill that presided over it. With names like MacInnis, Macoun, Nattress, Ramage, Suter, and McCrimmon, the Flames could throw out just about any combination of defensive pairings on the ice in almost any situation and be comfortable with it. This might be an alien notion to fans of the team today who weren't familiar with what they were up to in thelate 80's and early 90's. This might make you cry.

Give it a minute.


So it's easy to see, given this in-ordinance of defensive wealth, how a guy like Gary Suter might get lost in the shuffle when you consider some of the finest members of the Flaming C to ever play the game. But to ignore him completely, well, Suter had a habit if making you pay for that during his career, and we'd be best not to employ the same ignorance here today.

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Flames Weekend Guide, January 18 2013

Ryan Pike
January 18 2013 08:25AM



There is snow on the ground and hockey on the ice. It is probably a weekend of the year between September and March. For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy this brief overview of what is happening in Calgary Flames-related hockey action this coming weekend.

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Flames Camp News and Notes, January 17 2013

Ryan Pike
January 17 2013 01:53PM

The fifth day of Flames camp has come and gone, and the highlight of the day was a scrimmage, as well as players being put on waivers.

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