FGD: The Home Stretch Begins (7pm MT)

#464039669 / gettyimages.com We begin the next seven days with 40 players on the Calgary Flames active roster. By the end of, there will be just 23 and we’ll be ready for the season’s kick-off. The beginning of the end of camp kicks off tonight with a return pre-season engagement between the Flames (3-2-0) and…

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A Tale of Two Cities: Flames/Canucks Scoring Chances

#451351692 / gettyimages.com Last week’s pair of games between Vancouver and Calgary were good times, as they provided a chance to see Sam Bennett against (mostly) NHL rosters and test his mettle. Additionally, the nice folks at Sportsnet televised the games, which also provided a nice chance to get a training camp edition of Scoring…

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THE NATION NETWORK BUYS HOCKEYFIGHTS.COM

Ah it’s been quite a week. First we got to announce Jeanshorts is joining the Nation Network full time to head up our new video department. Then last Thursday we told you that The Royal Half has joined the Nation Network as our first American team site. And now today the grand daddy of them…

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Numerology

Recall my earlier article back in August about the changing world of sports journalism and something I had remarked on in regards to the misconception amongst some in the media about the intention of advanced analytics. Here is what I wrote: Nobody, at least not a single person I can find, is suggesting that advanced…

Post-Game: Better Than Expected!

#156799766 / gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames crept into the Mile High City on Sunday night, visiting a desperate, winless Colorado Avalanche squad. After a hard-fought 60 minute effort featuring some superb netminding, the Flames flew home having steadied their pre-season record at the .500 mark (3-3-0), while the Avalanche dropped to 0-4-1 following a 2-1…

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit

Ladies and Gentlemen, here is Fantasy Hockey’s most detailed and helpful FREE fantasy hockey draft kit. With 300 player / goalie projections and analysis and a team-by-team season preview and breakdown, the 2014-15  DailyFaceoff Draft Kit is the only tool you will need to be successful on draft day.

FGD: Going to Denver (6pm MT)

#455544630 / gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames have cut down their roster significantly and now, it’s back to action. And what better way to kick off the back half of their pre-season schedule than with Jarome Iginla’s first game with the Avalanche against the team he represented for the better part of a decade and a…

Training Camp Rundown: The Battles

#485119895 / gettyimages.com We’re just over half-way through training camp! The Flames have 57 bodies in camp as of this writing and have to get down to 23 bodies by the October 7 at 3pm MT. With 10 days and 4 pre-season games to go, along with a bunch of injuries, how are things looking…

Post-Game: They Are What We Thought They Were

#451340670 / gettyimages.com When tonight’s rosters came out over the Twitter Machine, two common thoughts pervaded the Calgary hockey world. “Hey, that Canucks roster looks pretty close to an NHL roster.” “Hey, isn’t that basically the Adirondack Flames roster dressing for our side?” Well, on Friday night in Vancouver…that’s exactly what happened. The Flames lost…

FGD: A Dish Best Served In Vancouver (8pm MT; SN1)

#451365724 / gettyimages.com The Calgary Flames lost to their bitter rivals, the Vancouver Canucks, last evening at home. Tonight, a slightly different group of Calgary Flames players travel into enemy territory to try to return the favour at Rogers Arena. The Flames (2-2-0) are at .500 in the pre-season and are likely using this game…

Perfect Time To Rebuild?

#483379453 / gettyimages.com Rebuilding is never fun. There’s no disputing that. However, every team at some point comes to the realization that their best route to glory must run through the dreaded lands of a rebuild. The Calgary Flames came to such a realization, in 2013, after years of treading the waters of mediocrity and…

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THE ROUNDUP

Exhibition season is underway, Royal Half joins the Nation, stats predicting NHL success, Bennett and Draisaitl shine, Vladdy hockey, Phil the thrill and more in this week’s Roundup.