Where does Backlund fit?

Pat Steinberg
March 12 2010 08:12AM

Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

I know that Kent here at FlamesNation and a few others have wondered about the decision to not have Mikael Backlund in the Calgary Flames lineup the last three games, and to instead dress Craig Conroy. It's an interesting debate, because Backlund is a player who has shown he can be a useful player at this level. But the question is, if the coaching staff isn't going to use him, should he remain at this level?

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Flames throw a block party

Jean Lefebvre
March 11 2010 10:34PM

If you're a big fan of broken Plexiglas and people throwing themselves in front of speeding rubber, then Thursday night's all-Canadian contest between the Flames and the Senators at the Saddledome was for you.

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GDFD No. 67: Dare to dream

Ryan Lambert
March 11 2010 05:30PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 67th game of the season on March 11, 2010.

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Around the League - Mar 11, 2010

Jason Gregor
March 11 2010 02:08PM

The NHL GM meetings wrapped up yesterday, and to no one’s surprise they came up with a recommendation that will punish headshots — or at least some of them. Thankfully they found a way to word the rule so it won’t punish or deter players from making big, clean hits.

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The other guys

Jean Lefebvre
March 10 2010 08:40PM

The Colorado Avalanche, losers of four of the past six games, are running the risk of falling back into the pack, but generally speaking the battle for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference has been portrayed as a seven-way battle between clubs that are currently separated by nine points.

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