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FGD: Ramo – First Blood Part II

    And we’re right back at it, Citizens.  After an, uh, underwhelming performance against the Ducks of Anaheim who still thrive off playing your Calgary Flames since that day in 2004 when then Duck and fledgling wizard Ilya Bryzgalov placed a curse on the Flames decreeing that they would never win in Anaheim again,…

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Post-Game: Duck Dynasty

  January 19th, 2004, a simpler time. The jerseys, baggy. The goaltenders, bloated. The Flames, loveable. A time when men were men and most of the Edmonton Oilers were teething. This was the date of the last Flames victory in Anaheim. 18-straight games. Some of those were close games with dramatic late-game heartbreaks. Some games,…

FGD: Looking for a Deal in Disneyland

The day after American Thanksgiving is best known as Black Friday, a day where bargain-hunters wake up early to hunt for deals. The Calgary Flames (8-12-4) are no different, as they’re up early in Orange County for a 2pm MT matinee date with the Anaheim Ducks (17-7-3), and it’s not even the earliest hockey game…

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NATION NETWORK TURNS 6

  Per usual we were asleep at the switch and didn’t realize that November 17 marked the 6th birthday of the Nation Network. We can only imagine that this is foreshadowing to days where we will forget our wife’s birthday and most of our children’s names and birthdays as well. Sorry whomever you may be,…

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Five things: Have I got a stat for you

1. The Backlund situation So word on the street is that the Flames are actively shopping Mikael Backlund for reasons that outright defy explanation. Sure, they’re not just taking any old bodies you want to give up for him, as Carolina reportedly found to its dismay, but this is taking the sell-off of parts to…

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Post-Game: Kane Enabled

The Flames took on the NHL-best Chicago Blackhawks tonight and, well, provided fans with the illusion that they could beat them in regulation before collapsing in the third period again, this time with no chance of extra-time heroics. On the strength of two third period goals from Patick Kane, one of which coming with 18…

FGD: Rags vs Riches

  (Welcome Byron Bader, a long time reader and new contributor here at FN! His first article is today’s FGD) The Blackhawks are as close to a dynasty as you’ll find in the modern, parity-filled, NHL. The reigning Stanley Cup champions are the only team to have won two Stanley Cups in close succession (three year span)…

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Matt Stajan’s Long Road to Redemption

  – pic via clyde   If we took a poll of Flames fans a couple of years ago asking whether or not they’d want to keep Matt Stajan on the team beyond the season, nevermind the life of his current contract, the response likely would have been a resounding no. Perhaps not completely unanimous,…

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The Weekly Ignition: November 25 2013

    The Flames earned five of a possible six points over the last week in a departure from their awful performance in the week prior. All this and Johnny Gaudreau keeps up putting up points and the Abbotsford Heat keep on winning, despite losing their leading scorer to the Flames. Here’s your weekly cup…

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Random Thoughts – More MIkael Backlund

    With Darren Dreger recently tweeting that the Flames are shopping Backlund, it seems more and more that the former first rounders time with the organization is drawing to a close. We’ve defended backs around here a lot over the years, so this is going to seem redundant, but here’s a bit on why…