Backlund Recalled

Pat Steinberg
January 04 2011 02:42PM

After being assigned to the Abbotsford Heat on Sunday morning, the Calgary Flames have recalled forward Mikael Backlund; he'll join the team in Vancouver ahead of their game against the Canucks tomorrow night.  Backlund played one game with the Heat, going pointless as the team was shutout 4-0 by Manitoba.

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The Rise and Fall of Darryl Sutter - Part 1: Sutter's Genius

Kent Wilson
January 04 2011 08:46AM

Few figures in the history of the Calgary Flames have been more contentious than Darryl Sutter. Both universally loved and universally reviled at points during his seven year reign as the club's general manager, Sutter is a man of competing, dichotomous narratives: the idiot and the savant, if you will. each seemingly valid and both worthy of further inspection. In this post, the first of a six-part series, I investigate the roots and inception of his rise to power in Calgary.

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Postgame: Well, One Team Showed Up

Pat Steinberg
January 03 2011 10:26PM

and one team didn't.  Riding a four game win streak and still needing points, the Calgary Flames were uninspired and sloppy, and they weren't good enough to win - so they didn't.  The New York Islanders rolled into the Saddledome on Monday night and walked away with a 5-2 win; a win that was far too easy against a supposedly desperate team.

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Flames Scoring CHances - Game 40 versus New York Islanders

Kent Wilson
January 03 2011 09:52PM

Scoring Chances for NHL Game Number 20583

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FGD: Don't Screw It Up

Pat Steinberg
January 03 2011 01:21PM

The Calgary Flames are riding their longest win streak of the season, and it sure as hell better continue tonight when they play host to the New York Islanders (7 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960).  Much like Saturday's game against Edmonton, the Flames are going to have to go out of their way to lose this game...which we've seen the team do before.

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