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FGD: Avalanche Warning

The Calgary Flames play their first game of the post-Darryl Sutter era tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome as they’ll take on the Colorado Avalanche for the third time this season (7 pm, Sportsnet West and The FAN 960).  The Flames look for a third straight win against a Northwest Division foe; an opponent coming off…

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Gameday Preview: There’s always drinks and dancing in the rubble

  In a departure from recent matters concerning the Flames, we actually get to discuss a real hockey game today, and it’s convenient that our old pals the Avalanche are in town, since I suspect a few folks might like to see the Flames emulate Colorado’s approach to team building. I’m not quite sure I…

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Whither Feaster?

  As the team prepares to return to it’s normal game routine tomorrow, we’ll nevertheless continue to ruminate on the future of the franchise post-Sutter around here.* *never fear, we will indeed continue to do the gameday stuff as well. The topic of Feaster and his ostensible role as "interim" GM came up immediately when…

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December 30 News and Notes

      The Christmas break has come and gone, with little in the way of news while we were away. Boring, really. In this week’s installment, injuries plague teams good and bad, the Winter Classic nears, and a small matter of interest occurs in Cowtown.  

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If not Feaster, who?

                                As Kent noted earlier, the ascension of Jay Feaster to the Flames GM job, even on a temporary basis, has left a few of us with some misgivings. Feaster’s record in Tampa was mixed, with a few decent moves being…

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A Closer Look at Jay Feaster

     While it’s uncertain Jay Feaster will ultimately be the guy to take over the Flames in the wake of Darryl Sutter, at the very least he is the custodian left in charge of the club for the remainder of this season. Here’s some background on the cat that will be minding the store for…

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Postgame: A Deserving Win

It’s kind of refreshing to see the Calgary Flames win a hockey game where they were the better team and deserved to win it.  That was exactly the case on Monday night when the Flames took a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres, good for Calgary’s second straight win after a three game losing skid.