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Travis Hamonic requests trade, preferably to western Canada

View image | gettyimages.com Travis Hamonic is a 25-year-old right-shooting defenceman who already has 342 NHL games under his belt. Selected 53rd overall by the New York Islanders, he’s found a home there – a home he apparently wants out of, for undisclosed personal reasons. And he wants to go to western Canada. Hey, Calgary…

WWYDW: Fish or Cut Bait?

A lot of the complaints about the Flames this year have involved the amount of “dead weight” on the roster. This refers to players on large contracts who aren’t contributing enough to justify their continued presence in the lineup, let alone their cap hits (think: Brandon Bollig, Mason Raymond, Ladislav Smid, etc).  Aside from the…

Looking At Flames Zone Entries Through 19 Games

View image | gettyimages.com So we’re basically at the point of the season where roughly a quarter of the games have been played – I still have to re-watch the 20th game to count entries – so now seems like a great time to revisit the zone entry data we’re collecting this season. Who carries…

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Flames 3, Devils 2 post-game embers: Top four defenceman Dougie Hamilton

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports The Calgary Flames, more or less, played a complete game. They scored early. They maintained their lead. They rolled their lines, they made sensible deployments.  Sure, special teams still need some work. Despite four powerplay opportunities, no goals were scored; they gave up a goal on one of three…

Post-Game: Flames Edge Devils

After a road trip where they took just two of a possible eight points, I think it’s safe to say that the Calgary Flames really needed a win tonight. In front of a surprisingly boisterous Scotiabank Saddledome – given the opponent, day of week and weather – the Flames weren’t pretty at times, but they…