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Post-Game: Blood in the water

The Calgary Flames have been a pretty good “big game” team throughout the 2018-19 season. But on Thursday evening against the San Jose Sharks, their game was punctuated by a few key lapses that they weren’t able to overcome. The Flames lost 5-2 to the Sharks in a key Pacific Division clash at the Scotiabank…

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FGD 54: Big game hunting (7pm MT, SN1)

There are a few games on the schedule that will determine whether the Calgary Flames (34-14-5, 73 points) win the Pacific Division or not. Tonight’s clash with the second place San Jose Sharks (31-16-7, 69 points) is one of those games. Separated by just four points, a Flames regulation win will give them a six…

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Hitmen Report: Kicking it old school

The Calgary Hitmen returned to their roots this past week, as they played a pair of games in the cozy confines of the historic Stampede Corral. While the atmosphere may have been nostalgic, the results were tremendously important to the Hitmen’s goal of moving up the Western Hockey League’s standings.

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The Flames need to pick their spots when trading away picks

As the Calgary Flames approach the Feb. 25 trade deadline, there’s already been a lot of chatter about the team using draft picks to load up for the playoffs. It’s a tempting proposition, but it’s worth examining a bit further from the perspective of asset and cap management.