FGD: Bring Em On...Again

Pat Steinberg
October 26 2010 12:52PM

Edmonton Oilers Shawn Horcoff can't get his stick on the puck as Calgary Flames' goalie Miikka Kiprusoff makes a save during the first period of their NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, October 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jack Cusano (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)

The fact that the Flames take on the Oilers tonight is exciting.  The fact that 33.3% of Calgary's opposition to this point have been the Oilers makes it significantly less exciting.  Nonetheless, here they are...for the third time this season, the Calgary Flames take on the Chosen Ones, and for the second time at the Scotiabank Saddledome (7 pm, Sportsnet West, The FAN 960).

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Flames Gameday Preview: Edmonton Oilers (Again)

Kent Wilson
October 26 2010 09:51AM

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 16: Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall  follows the play during a game against the Calgary Flames at the Scotiabank Saddledome on October 16, 2010 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Flames beat the Oilers 5-3. (Photo by Dylan Lynch/Getty Images)

Three weeks in and we're already on the third Battle Of Alberta. Yeah I don't get it either.

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October 25 2010 05:04PM

This is Issac Newton. In addition to discovering gravity, he developed quadratic equations and famously invented the number '3.' "It was an obvious thing to do" he would later explain, "there was such a big opportunity between 2 and 4. It was only a matter of time between someone closed the gap."

Much like Newton, the Nation Network has also advanced Science by 100 years - bringing leading salary website NHLnumbers.com into the fold.

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Comment of the Week Contest - Update

Kent Wilson
October 25 2010 12:14PM



Quick update on Flamesnation COTW contest:

Hudson's has decided to get things started next month, so without gift certificates, we have nothing to give away. So, yeah...keep the comments coming of course - we just won't be awarding any of them until November.

In addition, we can only email the winner if you've signed up for an account with Flamesnation. Hard to track down anyone with just an alias. The gift certificates are only valid at locations here in town, so although we have great commenters from elsewhere, only Calgary residents (or people who visit Calgary frequently at the very least) are eligible.

Now back our regularly scheduled, uh...celebration of a winning streak.

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Postgame: Sunday Fun-Day

Pat Steinberg
October 24 2010 09:24PM

Calgary Flames Rene Bourque celebrates his second goal of the night during the first period of their NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Calgary, Alberta, October 24, 2010. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: SPORT ICE HOCKEY)


Is there a better way to start a five game home stand than with an absolutely dominant performance over one of the NHL's elite regular season teams?  That's exactly what happened Sunday night as the Flames blew away the San Jose Sharks by a 4-0 score, a game that was over after twenty minutes, and a game that gives Calgary a 5-3 record on the season.

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