Bleeding Red: Mark Giordano's Rise To The Captaincy

Steve Macfarlane
December 24 2013 09:50AM



(photo via Sabresfreak )

As hockey fans the world over prepare to enjoy their holiday season, we here at FlamesNation wish you all the best during this festive time and have a bit of a gift for you all - the latest tome from the great Steve MacFarlane.

It's about the incredible and unlikely rise of Flames captain Mark Giordano. We hope you like it.


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Post Game: Flames Stun Blues

Taylor McKee
December 23 2013 10:24PM

Pic via PaulSh

The Blues are a very good hockey team. They a strong, tough, skilled, insanely deep on defence and they have two above average goaltenders. The Flames have Chris Breen, Reto Berra, and David Jones. So, I am sure that Flames fans weren't expecting a lot from this game.  

What the Flames faithful got in the last game before the Christmas break was a thrilling, combeack 4-3 Flames shootout win thanks to a tying marker that came with 4.2 seconds remaining in the third and a shootout winner from Joe Colborne. 

This was the first game back from a five-game road trip that the Flames faired about as well as anyone could have hoped, losing frequently but competing . Their last game was a 4-3 afternoon loss to the Penguins in which the Flames played well but let's face it, if they played that game 25 times, the Penguins probably win 24 times. In no uncertain terms, the Blues were a better club coming into tonight's game but the Flames managed to scrape out a clutch victory and send the dome faithful home with a smile.

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FGD: The Return of the Bluesmeester

Byron Bader
December 23 2013 12:31PM



-Pic via Victoria Geisz

Tonight, in the last game before the Christmas break, the Calgary Flames (13-17-6) will host the St. Louis Blues (24-7-4). Tonight is somewhat of a special affair as Jay Bouwmeester will make his return to the Saddledome for the first time since the trade last Spring.

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The Weekly Ignition: December 23 2013

Ryan Pike
December 23 2013 09:47AM



Christmas time is almost here! Hockey will take a brief break later this week, but here's a quick rundown of where things stand here in the third week of December.

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Flames Injuries and Scratches Round-Up

Ryan Pike
December 22 2013 10:11AM

Just when you thought the Calgary Flames were getting healthy, circumstances begin to drag the team in the opposite direction.

Over the past few weeks, the team saw the returns of T.J. Galiardi, Curtis Glencross and Sean Monahan from injuries. These recoveries saw the injured reserve shrink until only Dennis Wideman and his broken hand remained.

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