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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – UNITED STATES

Well it’s the game we’ve all been waiting for, the showdown for top spot in Group B and the bye in the medal round. Or at least it was supposed to be. Canada held up their part of the rivalry agreement, but apparently someone forgot to deliver the memo to the U.S. Instead, the New…

Postgame: Ugly Trend

For a third straight game, the Calgary Flames were noticeably controlled by an opponent with an inferior record.  On Friday night in Ottawa, they staked themselves to a 3-0 first period lead that was not in line with the way they played.  Even with that lead, nothing changed, and that allowed the Senators to claw…

Game 39 – Flames vs Senators LIve Chat

Game 39 – Flames vs Senators Live Chat For those who stop by the live chat or want to follow along at a friends house or bar, the Charlie Simmer drinking game: – drink whenever he starts a sentence with "again…" if it’s the first time he’s mentioned the issue that night. – drink whenever…

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FGD: Double Up

After a fairly flat performance Thursday night in a 3-1 loss to the New York Islanders, the Calgary Flames get right back at it toinght, visiting the Ottawa Senators for the only time this season (5:30 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  That’s two consecutive meh performances for the Flames, and the Islanders were able…

Iginla Reflections and Feaster Audio

  I stumbled on some worthwhile Flamess material to share this morning before the game tonight First up, we have a Jay Feaster interview courtesy Timo Seppa of Hockey Prospectus. Timo attended the Flames/Islanders game last night and managed to ask the Flames GM about the team’s recent success, as well as Calgary’s main challenges and the acquisition…

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Flames On-Ice Shooting Percentage

    The combined shooting percentage of everyone with whom a player has shared the ice at even-strength is a consequence of several factors, including their combined shooting talent, the average quality of their opponents, the player’s own ability to set up his teammates and, of course, lots of luck.

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Postgame: Living Dangerous

Calgary’s 2-1 shootout win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night saw the Flames play a pretty mediocre game and still come away with two points.  Calgary decided to play with fire for a second straight game, letting an inferior opponent control the hockey game for far too long, and this time it cost…

Game 38 – Flames vs Islanders Live Chat

Game 38 – Flames vs. Islanders Live Chat The Islanders are one of a number of NHL clubs stuck in a sort of endless drought brought on by a lackluster budget and even more lackluster management. They are one of the prime examples of how a "rebuild" can go awry and result in perpetual misery…

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TEAM CANADA GAME DAY – DENMARK

  Canada plays for the second night in a row, but it should have no bearing on the outcome of this game. The Canadians are rolling right now with 13 goals for and only 1 against, the penalty kill is at 100% and they are getting goals from everyone. In the last game, expectations were…

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FGD: Five Golden Wins?

Regardless of how they arrived at their fourth straight win on Tuesday night in Columbus, the Calgary Flames did and continued a very impressive month of December in the process.  It was a nice way to start off a six game road trip that continues tonight as the Flames look to keep their season high…