2012-13 Heat Preview With Ryan Pinder

    (The Flames won’t be playing games any time soon, but the Heat’s season will begin as scheduled. To get an insider perspective on what we can expect from Calgary’s AHL affiliate this year and where we can watch them, I sent some questions to Abbotsford’s play-by-play voice Ryan Pinder) 1.) First up – When does…

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So You Still Want To Watch Hockey During The Lockout

    G’day Hockey Fans! (If you haven’t figured it out, that’s "Hello, Hockey Fans!", as exclaimed by broadcasting God and Calgary Flames legend Eddie Whalen IF he were Australian National Treasure Paul Hogan. These and other adorable cultural stereotypes to follow) So you, the loyal NHL fan who spent all your milk money on…

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IIHF denies delays in transferring Nail Yakupov, slams “entirely incorrect, false and fabricated” reports

Photo: Resolute/Wikimedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Like most of the readers here at OilersNation, I read Dmitry Chesnokov’s piece on Puck Daddy yesterday with interest. After quoting Rafik Yakubov, the director with Nail Yakupov’s KHL club (Nizhnekamsk Neftekhimik) as saying “The IIHF is not allowing Yakupov to play,” Chesnokov went on to speculate that the IIHF might…

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Five things: There’s this now

1. So many departures And so the great movement of NHL players to foreign leagues begins in earnest, just days after almost everyone on a two-way deal gets shipped to the AHL (sorry Tyler Seguin!). Wondering where your beloved Flames are going to end up, and who they’re going to play with? This page from…