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Post-Game: Capitol Disappointment

In the classic Simpsons episode “Bart Carny,” a character exclaims at the episode’s climax: “There’s no shame being beaten by the best.” I couldn’t help but think of that quote during tonight’s game between the Calgary Flames and the Washington Capitals. The Flames have been white-hot lately, losing just three games in regulation since late…

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Prospect wrap-up: Dillon Dube

When Dillon Dube was drafted, I was a bit confused. At the time, the Flames had pretty good prospect depth at centre and pretty good depth on the left side. Then they went and drafted a left-handed centre (immediately after drafting a goalie in the second round, which was also very unexpected). Upon first glance,…

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FGD 73: An uphill battle in DC (5pm MT, SN West)

The Calgary Flames received some help from the out-of-town scoreboard last night, as the Edmonton Oilers helpfully beat the Los Angeles Kings to nudge the Flames ever-so-closer to clinching a playoff spot. That’s great, because the Flames will be shorthanded against the powerhouse Washington Capitals tonight in D.C. The Flames are one of the hottest…

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Flames recall Garnet Hathaway, add Adam Ollas Mattsson on an ATO

With Matthew Tkachuk suspended and Micheal Ferland out, the Flames had their pick of the litter for the 13th forward. They surprised no one and recalled Garnet Hathaway. #Flames recall Garnet Hathaway from @AHLHeat https://t.co/6Q2Y7yANtX — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) March 21, 2017 Hathaway was the safe and expected choice. In a playoff push, they’d rather…

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Emile Poirier is on ‘personal leave’

For the past several weeks whenever the Stockton Heat play the most common question I’ve received on Twitter has been some variant of “Where’s Emile Poirier?” Poirier last played for the Heat on Feb. 18, but has been absent from their lineup for 12 consecutive games. During an appearance on Sportsnet 960 The Fan with…

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Flames weekly prospect update: weather report

They’re all going away. The CHL? Done-zo. Europe? Zip. NCAA? One by one. All we have left is Heat and Thunder(s), and the nicest thing you can say about that is it was once a pretty good basketball rivalry. Last week, fancy table, and loads of prospect stuff you to enjoy: Tim Harrison goes pro…

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Future Free Agents: Michael Del Zotto

Michael Del Zotto? In New York, he was known as DelZaster. After last season, his second year in Philadelphia, it seemed he had resurrected his career and was going to be a key piece of the Flyers blue line moving forward. But thanks to a poor season that began with a long term injured reserve…