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Post-Game: Flames rout Blues in a wild one

The St. Louis Blues entered tonight’s game in Calgary as the best team, standings-wise, in the Western Conference. Losers of just four games in regulation, the team was reportedly extremely upset at how they were playing after suffering a loss against the New York Islanders. The Calgary Flames faced off against a really good, motivated…

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Young Flames adjusting to new roles in the NHL

Over the past few years, the Calgary Flames have been quite lucky at the NHL Draft. Several of their recent selections – Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk – jumped directly into the National Hockey League and have become contributors right away. Other picks have taken a less direct path, with Brett Kulak and…

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FGD 17: Closing out the homestand against the Blues (7pm MT, SN West)

Roughly 17 days ago, the Calgary Flames began the longest homestand of their season. They’ve completed six of seven games on this stretch and while they haven’t been perfect – and at times they’ve looked a bit clunky – they’ve posted a pretty strong 4-2-0 record thus far. The Flames can tip the scales of…

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Hands off the panic button: The Flames are going to be fine

This might not come as hard-hitting news, but here it is anyway: People in sports tend to overreact. To Everything. I still remember the night Jarome Iginla got hurt during a game in town when I was still a Calgary Sun beat writer. The panic was instant. The game became meaningless. The story numbers shot…

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FlamesNation Mailbag: No worries

The Flames have picked up five of their last six, have started to find their goal scoring, and have slowly been turning into one of the better teams in the NHL. Sure, it’s November, but it’s better than previous seasons where they find themselves on the outside looking in. Perhaps it’s the long weekend, perhaps…

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Around The Pacific: San Jose rising

This is a weekly feature in which I’ll look at the performances and narratives of the teams in the Pacific Division.  Things have stayed largely the same in the Pacific Division, with the Kings sitting comfortably at the top, the Coyotes buried deep in the basement, and a jumble in the middle featuring the underachieving Oilers…