Sven Baertschi Emerges

  When FlamesNation covered the draft from Minnesota, we marked Sven Baertschi as one of the best draft targets for the franchise at 13, but he wasn’t a run-away pick or anything. He had some pretty good results in his draft season, but nothing that suggested he was taken late or was a profoundly high value…

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December 9th News and Notes

                 It’s time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week’s overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of…

Horak Demoted

  Word came down today that the Calgary Flames have sent Roman Horak to the Abbotsford Heat. The return of a healthy and functional Brendan Morrison plus the pending return of David Moss means the Flames have more than a full roster up front. Nevertheless, the move still seems somewhat surprising.

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Rebuilding the Flames

    There has been much discussion about whether the Calgary Flames need to "blow it up" and rebuild the team with high draft picks just like divisional rivals like the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche or the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders in the East.  Unfortunately, there are four fundamental flaws with…

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Postgame: Climbing the Mountain

Thanks to their best run of the season, the Calgary Flames have scaled their way back to .500, taking their 13th win of the season on Thursday night, 3-2 over the Colorado Avalanche.  In an odd game overall, the Flames scored a pair of powerplay goals in the third period along with a pretty Olli…

Game 28 – Flames vs. Avalanche Live Chat

Game 28 – Flames vs. Colorado Avalanche   Flames are fully ensconced in the softest portion of the 2011-12 schedule and have thus far mostly taken advantage. Calgary has taken points from most of the lightweights since heading into December and this evening provides another opportunity to claw closer to the playoff picture. The Avs…