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5 reasons why the Flames will beat Anaheim

The Calgary Flames begin their first round series with the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night. The Flames finished below Anaheim in the standings and for many reasons aren’t favoured to win the series by most prognosticators. But it wouldn’t be the Stanley Cup playoffs without a few upstart teams pulverizing the predictions. Here are five…

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5 reasons why the Flames will lose to Anaheim

The Calgary Flames begin their 2017 Stanley Cup playoff journey on Thursday night in Anaheim. They face a team they’ve never beaten in the postseason and a team that’s had their number this year. I’m typically an optimist, but here are five reasons why the Flames will lose this series. 1. The Flames cannot win…

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Flames 2016-17: A tale of two seasons

Making the playoffs after finishing near the bottom of the league last year is a big enough accomplishment on its own, but it seems like a minor miracle given Calgary’s dreadful start to the season. As we all fondly recall, the Flames stumbled badly out of the gate. By the middle of November, they were…

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Mark Giordano’s deserving playoff return

By now most of us are aware that Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano hasn’t played a playoff game in almost a decade. Thanks to injuries and a run of poor Calgary seasons, Giordano’s last playoff game was way back on April 22, 2007 in a 2-1 double overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings. Well,…

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Flames playoff primer: The newbie’s guide to cheering for the Flames

Not everyone can watch every Flames game in a single season. There are a variety of reasons for that, all the way from real-life constraints to just plain not feeling like it, and all are equally valid. Playoffs are a different story, though. Playoffs are meaningful. A ho-hum game in the middle of January doesn’t…