FGD 3: A trip to the coast (8pm MT, CBC)

Ryan Pike
October 15 2016 12:00PM

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We love HOME games; have Liquor Depot deliver in under an hour. Click, pick, sit back and watch the game.

The Calgary Flames have not had a great start to the 2016-17 season. They've lost twice, by a combined 12-7 score, to the Edmonton Oilers. Either their play has fundamental issues or Edmonton has their number. Regardless, they play their third divisional game in four nights (in three cities) tonight against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena (not to be confused with Rogers Place, which is said to be much nicer). It's Vancouver's home opener, too, so expect pomp and circumstance.

You can catch all the festivities on the mothership, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, beginning at 8 p.m. MT (with Dave Randorf and Louie DeBrusk). If you're more inclined to listen to the game the old fashioned way, via the radio, Sportsnet 960 The Fan has it with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias.

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Oilers 5, Flames 3 post-game embers: Fly for MVP

Ari Yanover
October 15 2016 08:00AM

Well, that's probably not the start anyone was looking forward to this season, was it? Damn those jerseys look good though.

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Post-Game: Flames lead flies away

Ryan Pike
October 14 2016 10:29PM

After an uneven opening evening to their 2016-17 season, the Calgary Flames were given a helpful do-over by the hockey universe – and the National Hockey League's schedule-makers. 47 hours after their 7-4 loss in Edmonton, the Flames played host to their old rivals at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The result? Unfortunately, a very similar one. The locals dropped a disappointing 5-3 decision to the Oilers. They were really good for the first 20 minutes but, unfortunately, the game kept going for another 40 and the Oilers were significantly better for the duration.

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Is this the end of the Flames' enforcer era?

Taylor McKee
October 14 2016 02:00PM

It happened so quickly, and yet with the Flames so slowly, that it is possible you may have missed it. With Brandon Bollig clearing waivers last Tuesday, it is possible that the last pure enforcer has played for the Calgary Flames.

To start this season, the Flames have decided that, at best, their lineup would have players who could punch faces if need be and not as their modus operandi. Big deal right? Well, to many who have grown up watching the Flames, or most NHL franchises for that matter, this is a departure from essential NHL roster construction and a direct path to how some fell in love with the game itself. Let's talk about this after the jump.

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FGD 2: A second chance for a first impression (7pm MT, SN360/1)

Ryan Pike
October 14 2016 12:00PM

On Wednesday night in Edmonton, the Calgary Flames began their 36th National Hockey League season. It didn't go well, as they had a rough first period and couldn't recover. They lost 7-4 to the Oilers in the opening night for Rogers Place.

Tonight the Flames (0-1-0) try to even the scales against the Oilers (1-0-0) with their own home opener, christening the 2016-17 slate of games at the Scotiabank Saddledome. It's the first chance for Flames fans to welcome back Johnny Gaudreau from his contractual quagmire, the first home game for Troy Brouwer, Kris Versteeg, Alex Chiasson and Troy Brouwer, and a chance for the Flames to get sweet revenge against Edmonton for the loss on Wednesday evening.

The puck drops slightly after 7 p.m. MT on Sportsnet 360/One (with Rick Ball and Kelly Hrudey) and Sportsnet 960 The Fan (with Derek Wills and Peter Loubardias). It's the home opener, so expect a bit of a delay, but also expect a good laser show and vintage jerseys. Last year's puck drop was around 20 minutes after the hour, for your reference.

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