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FGD 42: Starting the second half in Minnesota (6pm MT, SN West)

The second half of the 2017-18 season begins tonight for the Calgary Flames (21-16-4) as they kick off a four-game road trip that takes them to three states. Their sojourn begins at Xcel Energy Center as they visit the Minnesota Wild (22-17-3), who are one of many teams in the clump vying for the final…

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The salary cap implications of Jaromir Jagr’s departure

The impending departure of Jaromir Jagr from the Calgary Flames is perhaps the worst-kept secret in all of professional hockey. While the Flames are currently tight-lipped about what’s happening – and I’d imagine that’s out of respect for all #68 has done for the game – pretty soon the two sides will be parting ways,…

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Taking a look at game scores after 41 games

We’re past the halfway point of the 2017-18 Calgary Flames season. The Flames have two more points than they did at this time a year ago – hooray – but it’s probably prudent to take a more individual look at the club’s performance. We’ve been tracking player game scores for each and every game, and…

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FlamesNation Mailbag: Fresh wounds on the right wing

It’s been almost four years running now that the Flames have had right wing problems. Just as the Flames had been trying to find a long-term goaltending solution since Miikka Kipprusoff’s retirement (arguably, this process is still ongoing, although certainly less grim than Leland Irving and Danny Taylor), they really haven’t had a bonafide first…

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The Calgary Flames, halfway through the 2017-18 season

Forty-one games are in the books; another 41 games to go. The Flames have reached the halfway point of the 2017-18 season, and they are on pace for 92 points, which is off from the 98-point pace they were at 20 games ago. They undeniably fell off for a bit there, but now on a…

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Matthew Tkachuk’s appearance on After Hours: Mouthguards and memories

After last night’s thrilling victory over the Anaheim Ducks, Matthew Tkachuk made an appearance on After Hours with Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk (after Kevin Bieksa’s appearance, which baffles me because think of having both of them together at the same time). We’ve cut out some of the highlights for you, so you get Matthew’s…

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Post-Game: Flames edge Ducks with late goal

The Calgary Flames closed out the first half of their season with another game against a divisional opponent that plays a heavy physical game. Despite getting up by two goals after a strong first period, the Flames ended up in what was at times a trench war with the Ducks – it included a pair…

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Report: Flames and Jaromir Jagr ‘working on an exit’

The latest developments in the Calgary Flames’ relationship with Jaromir Jagr are beginning to come to light, and reports are suggesting that the relationship may soon be coming to an end. On Saturday night’s edition of Headlines, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the Flames and Jagr are currently “working on an exit,” which would end…

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FGD 41: Hitting the halfway point against the Ducks (8pm MT, CBC)

Through 40 games, the Calgary Flames (20-16-4) have the same number of points (44) as they did a year ago. That’s both good – they’re consistent – and frustrating – they expended a ton of assets over the summer to upgrade the team. Regardless of your level of amusement or agony regarding the Flames, they’ll…