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So long, Dion

Blockbuster deal for the Flames — Dion Phaneuf, Fredrik Sjostrom and prospect Keith Aulie traded to Toronto for Matt Stajan, Niklas Hagman, Ian White and Jamal Mayers.

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Iginla twists the knife

Call it a deluxe, adding-injury-to-insult edition of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. In addition to scoring a goal (two of them actually), setting up a couple of tallies and getting into a scrap on Saturday night, Calgary captain Jarome Iginla also managed to give the Edmonton Oilers a paper cut and then pour lemon juice…

Flames v. Oilers Postgame: Slumpbuster II

*Technical difficulties in getting game highlights, so in lieu…* Calgary Flames: 6 — Boyd (2), Bourque [GWG], Phaneuf, Iginla (2) Edmonton Oilers: 1 — Gagner For 28 years, neither the Calgary Flames, nor the Edmonton Oilers have managed to sweep the season series… until now! The Flames managed a six game season sweep over the…

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Hockey Daze in Canada

Surely there must be a way for both of the rag-tag Alberta clubs’ losing streaks to continue beyond tonight’s tilt at One of the The Many Houses Frankie Musil Built. The Elias Sports Bureau tells us this is already the first National Hockey League contest in more than 22 years to feature a matchup of…

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Around the league – Jan 28, 2010

It is January 28th, 2010 and Alberta is rebounding nicely from a financially tough 2009, but if the first month of the New Year is any indication, then 2010 will be much harder on the hearts of hockey fans in Canada’s richest province than 2009 was on their wallets.

Flames v. Stars Postgame: Loser point

Calgary Flames: 3 — Dion Phaneuf, Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen Dallas Stars: 4 — Mike Modano, James Neal, Brad Richards S/O Winner — Loui Eriksson The Calgary Flames had a 3-2 lead 5:53 in to the third period, when Rene Bourque took what could only be called a "bone-headed" penalty for a broken stick. All…

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RE-UPDATED: Flames recall Backlund

                      UPDATED @ 1:25pm 01/27/10: FAN960’s Pat Steinberg just sent out the following tweet… So Backlund will play on a line with Glencross and Nystrom tonight. The rest…45-21-12, 16-22-17, 11-33-10. 6:30 start tonight.

Flames v. Blues Postgame: Still got them no-goal Blues

St. Louis Blues: 2 — Patrick Berlund [GWG], David Perron Calgary Flames: ZERO! After three days to re-group and get ready to push themselves back into a playoff spot, the Flames were all geared up to break a six game winless streak. The recipe – a St. Louis Blues hockey team that sat just six points back…

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The No. 1 centre debate (again)

Quick — when was the last time the Calgary Flames made it through an entire season without any braying about the top end of the depth chart at centre? For some, the debate may go back as far as 20 years, when guys like Gilmour, Nieuwendyk and Otto were the men in the middle at…