FGD: A Royal Affair

Christian Roatis
October 21 2013 06:49PM

(Stick-tap to Lambert for the updated picture.)

When it comes to these California road trips, history hasn't been kind of the Calgary Flames - especially of late. And unfortunately history has an annoying habit of repeating itself.

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Flames Shuffle Roster: Two Recalls, Two Demotions

Ryan Pike
October 20 2013 02:21PM


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- pic via Halifaxdrunk


After a pair of tough losses, the Calgary Flames have made a handful of roster moves in preparation for their game with the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night.

Per the AHL's website, the Flames have assigned defenseman Derek Smith and forward Blair Jones to the AHL's Abbotsford Heat. They have also summoned defenseman Chris Breen and forward Roman Horak from the Heat.

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Post Game: Thoughts From A Sad, Drunk Man

October 19 2013 11:57PM



Was it Benjamin Franklin, or possibly even Scott Oake who once uttered that famous phrase: "...but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except refs and offensive zone penalties"?

I'm being told that neither man said anything close to resembling this, but regardless, it's a nice frame for tonight's theme. Your Calgary Flames fall 6-3 to the ridonculously good San Jose Sharks, but despite everything, the Flames possibly might not just a little bit maybe didn't deserve to lose this one.

Although they still did.

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FGD: Swimming With The Sharks

Christian Roatis
October 19 2013 04:52PM


There's good news and there's bad news for tonight's 8 pm MT (CBC, SN960) trek into the Shark Tank for a bout with Western Conference leading San Jose Sharks.

The good news is embattled vet Joey MacDonald and his consistently mediocre game will take a seat tonight in favour of the guy we all thought would be the number one this year, Karri Ramo. Ramo somehow lost the starter role for a couple weeks after a decent 35 save performance in a losing effort against Washington in game 1 and was forced to watch MacDonald flop his way to a few wins in the crease since then. He'll be in tough tonight against the league's highest scoring team but I trust him against this high octane Sharks offensive much more than I do MacDonald.

The bad news is, despite an abysmal game in Anaheim and a strongly worded piece calling for his removal off the roster from our overlord Kent, 2012 World Hockey Championship Bronze Medalist Chris Butler remains in the line up tonight. So prepare for another aneurysm filled night of watching Butler play hockey for your Calgary Flames

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Flames Fan Ask - October 19, 2013

Kent Wilson
October 19 2013 11:27AM



Six games in and the Flames are not a disaster, to the eternal surprise of many. The Oilers, on the other hand, still look terrible, so we had more than one question about where the two teams will finish relative to each other this season. Ohter topics in this week's Fan Ask include Calgary's ultimate draft position in 2014 and, of course, Sean Monahan.

Let's start with the Flames vs. the Oilers...

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