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FGD: DEADLINE TILT

Today the Calgary Flames (23-31-7) host the Ottawa Senators (27-24-11) at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The game comes mere hours after the annual NHL trade deadline. The Flames and Senators went into the deadline with two different mantras. The Ottawa Senators, who sit 4 points out of the final Eastern wildcard spot, decided they were buyers in the…

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2014 Trade Deadline Live Blog

Intrepid boy reporter (and FlamesNation’s managing editor) Ryan Pike is hunkered down in the deep recesses of the Scotiabank Saddledome for the 2014 NHL trade deadline. If something goes down today in regards to your Calgary Flames, we’ll be all over it. And if nothing much happens for awhile, we’ll do our best to keep…

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Flames 2014 Trade Deadline Primer

(pic via imgur) The most astute of hockey inclined calendar experts will notice a typo relating to the holiday Christmas. It’s listed as the 25th of December on your standard, run of the mill calendar, when in fact it should be the 5th of March. After all, that’s when the Trade Deadline is scheduled this…

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Burke’s smoke and mirror show fails to drive up Cammalleri’s price

(courtesy NHL/NHL.com) Veteran Flames reporter Steve Macfarlane is back, this time shedding light on the ongoing Mike Cammalleri/Brian Burke/trade/contract saga. Talk of a contract extension for Michael Cammalleri is nothing more than a marketing play by Calgary Flames president of hockey operations and until-further-notice general manager Brian Burke. Burke is trying to jack up the…

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Post-Game: Exactly As Expected

Tonight was basically what you’d expect on-paper from a match-up between the Calgary Flames and the Minnesota Wild. The Wild, with a talented club, home ice and some good play, pulled out a one-goal win at home. The Flames, full of piss and vinegar, got down twice and battled back before narrowly tasting defeat. It…

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FGD: The Granlund Bowl

GRANLUND Vs GRANLUND. PARISE Vs BRODIE. COOKE Vs THE FLAMES. MCGRATTAN Vs THE PUCK. MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY Yes, it will be another nostalgic Northwest division showdown in Minny tonight, with the Flames welcoming back some familiar faces and trying out some new lines against the Wild, who are firmly seated in the first wildcard position in…

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Cammalleri Trade Scenarios: Phoenix

(courtesy NHL/NHL.com) Flashback to March 4th, 2009. Darryl Sutter ignites excitement to an immeasurable level in Calgary by acquiring then-star Olli Jokinen and defenseman Jordan Leopold at the trade deadline. The Jokinen acquisition was of particular interest to fans, because it seemed Sutter had finally found a star center for Jarome Iginla. The return –…

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The Weekly Ignition: March 3 2014

Get set for perhaps the most tumultuous week of the year for the Calgary Flames. Or the least. There’s really no middle ground. It’s all dependent on how the trade market heats up. If Brian Burke can start wheeling and dealing, except a radically different Flames team – and by extension probably a different Abbotsford…

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Gaudreau Watch: A Look Ahead

(via D.Mahoney) Folks, if there’s one question I get asked the most in my travels nowadays – even moreso than “How majestic is Brian Burke’s hair in-person?” or “Why aren’t there more than two Pocket Dog stands in the ‘Dome?” – is “When is Johnny Gaudreau going to sign?” Thankfully, that question is replacing the…

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Post-Game: Something Special Up There

(courtesy Wikimedia Commons) Saturday night’s late game on Hockey Night in Canada followed a pretty great Toronto/Montreal game with playoff implications. Calgary’s tilt with Edmonton didn’t have playoff implications, although at times it did have a playoff-like atmosphere. No, this year’s installments of the Battle of Alberta have been about the future. On Saturday night…

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GDB: BATTLE OF ALBERTA

It’s an ill will she blows this morning, ladies and men. We are stone cold frozen, indoors, outdoors and in the western conference. The blues aren’t blue enough, the country tear-jerkers can’t find the lines, the poets can’t stop the clocks in rhyme.  The Battle of Alberta is desolation row.