October 08 2013 05:42PM


In the continued effort to move the Nation Network into fantasy gaming and continue raising money for charities at the same time our second game - the ol' reliable NationDraft player box game - begins today. For only $20 you should totally sign up here!

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Random Thoughts - Flames Through the Early Going

Kent Wilson
October 08 2013 08:14AM



The new season is freshly born, and with it new sights and wonders. The Flames have burst out of the gate with a 1-0-2 start, which would be wholly disappointing if Calgary had not been roundly pick by pundits to finish last in the league with a bullet. Each game was a one goal affair and the Flames have led for long stretches of all of them. With a bit more luck, a few less errors or a bit more NHL-level goaltending, the club could easily be 3-0-0.

Here's some thoughts and observations after the first week...

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The Weekly Ignition: October 7 2013

Ryan Pike
October 07 2013 10:19AM



It's been a busy, busy week in the world of the National Hockey League and your Calgary Flames. We had cuts, the beginning of the regular season and three Flames games. To catch you up on all the goings-on, here's the latest edition of the Weekly Ignition.

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Post-Game: Just that Close

Kent Wilson
October 06 2013 09:27PM


- gif via The Score


There's at least one thing you can say about this iteration of the Calgary Flames so far - they keep things entertaining. For the third time in three games, the contest was decided by one goal and for the second time in the last two the contest needed OT to settle things. 

The bad news is, the Flames were on the wrong side of the box score. The good news is, they probably deserved better.

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FGD: Dome Sweet Dome

Ryan Pike
October 06 2013 02:15PM


Saddledome Night
- pic via Brian Woychuk


The Calgary Flames return home from a season-opening two-game road trip out trying to dig themselves out of...
Wait, they got three points?! Calgary? No kidding? Okay, then...
The Calgary Flames return home to the Scotiabank Saddledome after a pretty impressive road trip, surprising the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets and returning to the Stampede City with three of a possible four points. Now they hope to continue last season's home success when they begin their home calendar against the hated Vancouver Canucks, who they got three of a possible 10 points out of last season.

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