Flames Scoring Chances - Game 5 versus Nashville

Kent Wilson
October 19 2010 08:46PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20075

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Game No. 5: Sayonara Staios?

Ryan Lambert
October 19 2010 05:31PM

And now Calgary comes to yet another crossroads in this young season. Is it win and finally start playing like a half-decent team more often than not? Or continue to take every other game off and hope that you somehow luck into enough road points to back into the playoffs? Find out live on Sportsnet West Flames Nation!

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FGD: Makin Music

Pat Steinberg
October 19 2010 01:46PM

A busy Tuesday for the Calgary Flames as they get set for the Nashville Predators at the Bridgestone Arena (6 pm, Sportsnet Flames and The FAN 960).  Rene Bourque returns to the lineup as the Flames go in search of their first consecutive wins of the season, and as mentioned previously on the site, the Flames have tinkered with their blueline as well.

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Gameday Preview: Nashville Predators

Kent Wilson
October 19 2010 11:36AM

NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 23: Sergie Samsonov  of the Carolina Hurricanes fights Jonathon Blum  of the Nasville Predators in front of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne  at Bridgestone Arena on September 23, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)


I always find the Predators an interesting study. Perpetually hampered by budgetary concerns, the duo of David Poile and Barry Trotz nevertheless consistently manage to squeeze blood from a stone and keep the club competitive. They may dwell in a realm between the elite and the underclass forever, but it's probably prefereable to the never-ending rebuilds other "less fortunate" franchises in the NHL seem to endlessly engage in *cough* Atlanta *cough*.

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Flames Claim Mikkelson off of Waivers

Kent Wilson
October 19 2010 11:00AM

SAN JOSE, CA - SEPTEMBER 24: John McCarthy  of the San Jose Sharks and Brendan Mikkelson  of the Anaheim Ducks go for the puck during their preseason game at HP Pavilion on September 24, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


I promise a gameday preview of the Predators is on it's way...

For now, we'll deal with the Flames latest "huh?" roster move: plucking the Ducks Brendan Mikkelson off of waivers. Before we get into why a team with a forward roster hampered by injury and back-end stuffed to bursting with defenders would add another one to the mix, we'll take a look at the player in question...

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