Joffrey Lupul makes his KHL debut and Nicklas Backstrom nets a hat trick

Steve Dangle
November 14 2012 08:06PM

The KHL returns from a 9-day break with 22 teams playing in 11 games. Joffrey Lupul makes his KHL debut with Avtomobilist, Malkin stacks the pads (what?), Ovechkin return much to the delight of Nicklas Backstrom, and more.


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AGD: Ride the Heat Wave

Kent Wilson
November 14 2012 04:04PM

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Abbotsford AESC


The Abbotsford Heat remained one of the hottest teams in the AHL yesterday by beating the Lake Erie Monsters 3-0. The score featured two empty net goals from Baertschi and Laing, but the home club was full value for the win nonetheless outshooting their opponents 32-18 through two periods (39-29 overall). Apparently the contest would have been a laugher if Abby had finished a few of their 10-bell chances prior to the third period.

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World Junior Hopefuls: Ryan Culkin

Ryan Pike
November 14 2012 12:31PM



Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from their age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors.

Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.

First up is Ryan Culkin.

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Worst to First Jerseys: The Calgary Flames

Kent Wilson
November 14 2012 09:42AM



This installment of the Worst to First Jerseys features the Calgary Flames, and much thanks to FlamesNation for letting me guest post on their blog. On my own blog, I talk about about graphic design in hockey and  I'll be doing the rest of the league over time, so come by Hockey By Design to check it out. 

By John van der Woude

Any regular reader of my blog knows that I'm a die-hard Canucks fan, but I promise not to let that bias influence me while I rank all the jerseys the Flames ever wore. I will not rank the 1994 home jerseys higher than the 2004 road jerseys, simply because I have better memories from the Flames wearing that jersey. I promise.

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AGD: What's That Coming Over The Hill?

Kent Wilson
November 13 2012 03:54PM

Time: 8:00 pm MST

Location: Abbotsford AESC


It's time for another B2B series against the Lake Erie Monsters, this time in the warm confines of the AESC. Abbotsford split their series with the Barons last weekend and remain the only team in the Western Conference with just a single loss in regulation so far.

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