Handicapping the Flames coaching candidates

Ryan Pike
May 02 2012 11:14AM




Possibly the biggest question mark in this off-season regards the eventual hiring of a new head coach. For fans wringing their hands over the prospect of the Flames finally entering a post-Sutter era and hoping for a definitive split from the past coaching and management philosophies, which coach is brought in is crucial to instilling a new direction.

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Five things: This and that

Ryan Lambert
May 02 2012 09:26AM



1. The Heat is on

Well at least one team in this organization has had some semblance of success, eh?

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Free Agents: Ryan Smyth, Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
May 02 2012 08:41AM

Ryan Smyth’s return to the Edmonton Oilers basically took place in three parts. At the start, fans in Edmonton were thrilled when the rumours first surfaced, more thrilled when they realized the cost for Smyth was just Colin Fraser and a seventh round pick. Early in 2011-12 Smyth flourished, scoring 12 times in his first 25 games with the team, and the jubilation persisted. Unfortunately, the scoring disappeared in December and never returned, raising questions about his future with the team.

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ROUND TWO: The Toronto Marlies VS. Abbotsford Heat Preview

Andrey Osadchenko
May 01 2012 06:36PM



After sweeping the Rochester Americans in the opening series of the post-season, the Toronto Marlies are facing the hottest team in the AHL. The Heat won 7 last games of the regular season adding a 3-game sweep over the Milwaukee Admirals in round one of the playoffs.

Both teams won their home games of the regular season series as the Marlies went 2-1-1, outscoring the Heat 13 - 10. Here’s a quick run-down of what you need to know about the upcoming series

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Feaster Thoughts and Network News

Kent Wilson
May 01 2012 03:25PM



The Flames have been extremely quiet since announcing the parting of ways with Brent Sutter, so there hasn't been too much to new stuff talk about lately. I have a few things bouncing around in my head, though, plus some Nation News to share.

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