The injuries mount

The Calgary Flames get set for the San Jose Sharks tonight in another crucial game in their bid to remain in the Western Conference playoff hunt. Now, with 12 games remaining this season, the injuries start to pile up a little more than perhaps the Flames and their fans would like.

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Tracking Steve Staios

  …Or "how I continue to worry and have yet to learn to love Steve Staios" It’s no secret that I was an outspoken critic of the Staios acquisition. I felt it was the needless addition of a bad contract to a team already low on cap flexibility going into next year. In addition, the…

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Hello NHL? Give your head a shake!

The players aren’t listening to all the talk about head shots. James Wisniewski proved that last night with his hit on Brent Seabrook, and became another in a long list of players who aren’t paying attention.

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Glencross Out with Knee Injury

  Stepping away from political debate, it’s been revealed today that Curtis Glencross is out with a knee injury for the forseeable future. According to John Down of Inside the Flames, Glencross was seen on crutches this morning and won’t be playing against San Jose this Friday.

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Abbotsford Heat Dipping Into Public Coffers

Outside of trades for doddering Oiler defensemen and fourth round draft picks, it seems the Flames orginzation is annoying people outside the realm of hockey decisions as well. In this Province article, Kent Spence relates a cozy little deal the Heat have with the city of Abbotsford, as well as the local residents resistance to…

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“V” for victory and Vesa

In the hours leading up to Wednesday night’s Flames-Avalanche tussle in Denver, Brent Sutter’s choice of starting goaltender was either a hot topic of debate or, in the case of FlamesNation Game Day Fire Drill maestro TLP, the cue for a routine worthy of a Night at the Improv.

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Risky business

It’s the biggest game of the season (we all know that), against a team the Calgary Flames have yet to beat this season. That’s why some find it odd to see the Calgary Flames start Vesa Toskala in net over Miikka Kiprusoff tonight in Denver.

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Flames Nation Round-up

  As I’m having a tough time writing any material that isn’t dreadfully depressing or sharply sarcastic, I figured it was time to take a tour of the Flames-o-sphere and share some of the stuff I’ve come across. – First off, fledgling Flames Blog The 4th Line has added frequent M&G commenter Justin Azevedo to the…

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Darryl Sutter and the Mayor of Casterbridge

  An eery silence has settled on the Flames fanship today. In the immediate aftermath of the gut punch loss to the Detroit, there was the expected wailing and gnashing of teeth. Our own Pat Steinberg no doubt fielded angry calls deep into the night. Today, however, in the cold light of a late winter…

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A dagger to the heart

We’ll never know for sure what effect it could have had on Monday’s game at the Saddledome, of course, but what if a team had the option of choosing that a minor penalty be assessed to the opposition instead of accepting a penalty shot? Maybe, just maybe, it would have been the difference between a…