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FGD 39: Closing out 2016 (8pm MT, CBC/SN1/360)

Embed from Getty Images After 83 previous contests, the Calgary Flames finally put 2016 to bed tonight. The year wasn’t great to the team, but they’ve definitely done some good things. They close the year our with a relatively easy assignment in the National Hockey League’s team with the fewest wins: the Arizona Coyotes. That…

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The top 5 Flames moments of 2016

Choosing the top five moments of the calendar year 2015 was significantly easier than it was 365 days later. That’s because 2015 included a Calgary Flames playoff appearance and some of the craziest moments related to the team in recent memory.  That doesn’t mean 2016 didn’t give us some fun moments, though. Much like we…

The top 5 Flames players of 2016

Embed from Getty Images It’s been an interesting year for the Calgary Flames. In 2016, we’ve seen Flames all-stars, really long winning streaks, new coaches, new goalies and a spring without playoff hockey. As your friends at FlamesNation look back on 2016, we’ve selected the five players that performed the best over the past 12…

Handicapping the Flames expansion draft protections

Embed from Getty Images The month of December is almost complete; 2016 is almost but a memory (and good riddance). Soon it will be 2017, and before too long the Vegas Golden Knights will join the National Hockey League ranks by way of an expansion draft. We’re just shy of six months out, but let’s take…

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Ducks 3, Flames 1 post-game embers: Failure to adapt

Embed from Getty Images The Flames had a big opportunity with this one. If they’d won in regulation, they would have been right up there with the Ducks in points percentage, and a real threat to get into the top three of the Pacific Division. And not by games played, as they were before –…

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The Roundup

Leafs Christmas wish list, should the Canucks have taken Matthew Tkachuk, Jets bracing for expansion, could the Flames have a Calder winner, are people worried about McDavid in Edmonton, prospect rankings, the World Junior tournament, skill over heart, the best scraps of 2016 and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

Post-Game: Penalties douse Flames against Anaheim

Embed from Getty Images Facing the Anaheim Ducks is always a tall order. They’re a mature, veteran-laden team. They have made several lengthy runs into the playoffs and they just seem to know what buttons to push to make their opponents go nuts and make mistakes. In part due to a bunch of chaos created…

Flames at the World Juniors day four: A busy day for all

Embed from Getty Images After a bit of a lighter schedule, it was another massive day at the World Juniors.  All five Flames prospects were in action, as first Adam Fox, Tyler Parsons, and Team USA faced a more difficult opponent in Pavel Karnaukhov and Team Russia, and won 3-2. Then, Oliver Kylington and Team…

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Will the Flames miss Troy Brouwer?

Embed from Getty Images When Troy Brouwer was signed by the Flames this summer to a four-year, $18M deal, many of us at FN were… skeptical. The conventional wisdom was the Flames needed Brouwer’s size and experience to help stabilize the forward group, but his age and underlying results suggested the club was making a bad…

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FGD 38: Duck hunting (7pm MT, SN 360)

Embed from Getty Images After returning to action against Colorado after their short holiday break, the Calgary Flames have a bit of a tougher task in front of them tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This evening they face one of the better teams in the Pacific Division in the form of the Anaheim Ducks. Can…

Matthew Tkachuk: Calder winner? Probably not, but

Embed from Getty Images Disclaimer: Matthew Tkachuk’s chances of winning the Calder are probably about as likely as your chances of finding a picture of him with his mouthguard actually in his mouth. In other words, not likely. He’ll get some consideration, I’m sure. Maybe a particularly strong back half could see him end up…