Sean Monahan - Proceed with Caution

Kent Wilson
October 11 2013 09:57AM



Hype is a funny thing.

At first, it's a sort of happy delirium, like a narcotic that smooths the rough edges of reality and suggests a future of boundless optimism and success. When it recedes, however, and the truth is rendered in cruel relief against those impossibly raised expectations, the hang-over can be...unpleasant.

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Flames Place Jones On IR, Recall Jones

Ryan Pike
October 10 2013 11:44AM


Flames Blue Jackets Hockey
- pic via Halifaxdrunk


The Flames did some roster shuffling this morning, and a lot of it was about keeping up with their Joneses.

First off, winger David Jones was placed on the injured reserve (retroactive to yesterday) with an upper body injury. The Flames are saying he's week-to-week after taking a tumble in the corner while tangling with Habs defender Francis Bouillon in the third period of last night's 3-2 win. Jones had two goals and two assists in the first four games.

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Five things: No, wait

Ryan Lambert
October 10 2013 08:37AM

1. Third-period leads

The Flames have to this point in the season done exceedingly well at scoring a lot of goals (four per game) and usually enter the third period with a lead, which is a good thing to do if you want to win hockey games.

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Post-Game: Flames Hang on This Time

Kent Wilson
October 09 2013 09:27PM



For the fourth time in this young season, the Calgary Flames jumped out to an early lead. For just the second time, however, they were able to hang on and end things in regulation.

Calgary's surprisingly potent offense has managed to stake them a lead in every game they've played this year, but that has also meant a concurrent collapse in just about every contest as well. The Canadiens controlled the puck at even strength for a majority of time through the early going and made a hard push to even things in the third period, but the Flames were able to weather the storm.

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FGD: Old Friends

Ryan Pike
October 09 2013 02:45PM


René Bourque
- pic via Jeff Nyveen


For the fourth contest of the 2013-14 regular season, the fledgling Calgary Flames (1-0-2) are welcoming an old friend back to the Scotiabank Saddledome, in the form of the Montreal Canadiens (1-1-0). It's the third game for the Habs and will be at an odd time due to TSN holding the broadcast rights – it starts at 6pm MT (on TSN), and the Fan 960 like always.

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