Random Thoughts - Probably Should have Signed Brodie Long Term

Kent Wilson
April 08 2014 10:07AM


Most of you probably missed it, but the Carolina Hurricanes re-signed young defender Justin Faulk to a 6-year, $4.83 million deal at the end of March. That's significant because Faulk is a strong comparable to the Flames own T.J. Brodie.

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Post Game: The Devil Went Down To Newark

April 07 2014 07:41PM


(The Devil then left because Newark is literally worse than Hell)


(Azevedo's a bit of a rube and protects his twitter account so I had to take a picture instead of embedding it proper)

I had to admit Justin had me there, and even though Young Guns era games vs. Lemaire's Wild games had been blocked out of my memory, I can concede that those games were most assuredly worse.

Still, this one was drudgingly, Ben Hanowskingly slow and plodding, and it was soooo hard to watch, to the point where I decided I was going to kind of phone this one and only dedicate the amount of time and due analysis you expect from a pro like me that this game deserved.

So with that in mind, read about this game after the jump!

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Byron Bader
April 07 2014 11:55AM


via www.doliveiraphoto.com 

Tonight, in game #79 for both squads, the Calgary Flames (33-38-7) will wrap up their current 5-game road-trip against the New Jersey Devils (34-28-16) in Newark, New Jersey. The game is the 2nd and final time the teams will face each other in the 2013-14 season.  It’s an early one.  Puck drops at 5 pm MT on Sportsnet West.

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Five things: Mostly prospects

Ryan Lambert
April 07 2014 07:15AM


1. Gaudreau's weekend

I have seen Johnny Gaudreau do a lot of ultra-impressive things over the last three seasons but I've never seen him do anything like what he unleashed in the NCAA tournament on Saturday and Sunday. Maybe I've never seen anyone do anything like that. Not in person, certainly.

In Boston College's first-round game against Denver, Gaudreau scored his first career NCAA hat trick (this seems like it would be impossible but I double-checked everyone else's double-check and indeed, he'd never scored three in a game; he had, however, scored twice like two dozen times in his 118 games). He also had three assists. This merely tied his career high for points in a game. The Eagles, by the way, won 6-2.

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Post Game: Flames Refuse to Die

Taylor McKee
April 04 2014 08:03PM

For those who desperately want the Flames to lose every game to end this season, have a look at today's roster. How much harder can they try to lose? 

The flames started this game with one of the worst lineups they have dressed in my living memory. With Stajan and Byron both away from the team for personal reasons and Backlund not playing after a hand injury the Flames had Monahan, Cammalleri, Galiardi, and Bouma as their centres. Chad Billins and Chris Breen played, AS A PAIR. Oh yeah, with Joey MacDonald in net. All of this was in addition to their regular group of dynamos including McGrattan, Westgarth, Hanowski, and Agostino. They started a line of Hudler, Cammalleri, and Bryce Van Brabant. In an NHL game.

But dang nabbit! These guys don't know how to quit! The Flames won back-to-back games in Florida after defeating the Lightning last night 4-1 and the Panthers tonight 2-1. Find out all about it after the jump.

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