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Four questions facing the Flames coming out of their pause

The Flames are finally back. After four days of practice, Calgary is set to return to action Thursday in Seattle. A lot has happened since their last game on Dec. 11, but here’s a refresher. The Flames have lost four straight. They’ve missed six games with a seventh coming up. And Calgary no longer sits…

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Calgary Flames Prospect Update: a mid-season NHLe progress report

It’s a quiet week for the hockey world, with the majority of the Calgary Flames’ prospects off due to the holidays or COVID-19 protocol stoppages. Either way, we figured it’s a good time to look at each player’s offensive contributions in the context of their NHLe (NHL equivalent) progression. Let’s dive in!

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Calgary Flames Dec. 31 home game against Winnipeg postponed

The Calgary Flames have had another postponement added to their schedule. Citing attendance restrictions, the National Hockey League has officially postponed their Dec. 31 home date against the Winnipeg Jets. SCHEDULE UPDATE: @NHL postpones one game due to COVID-related issues and nine games due to Canadian attendance restrictions. Full release: https://t.co/xBNA4hKsO6 pic.twitter.com/edfOM7qckp — NHL Public…

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Team USA’s World Junior game against Switzerland forfeited due to COVID issues

Bad news, friends. Due to COVID-19 positive tests on their team, the United States has forfeited their Tuesday afternoon preliminary round game against Switzerland at the World Junior Championship. BREAKING:@usahockey has forfeited their game against @SwissIceHockey due to a a mandated team quarantine following a positive test result of two of its players. More at…

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Calgary Flames COVID update: only Dan Vladar remains in protocol

When the Calgary Flames headed into their holiday break, 20 players were in the league’s COVID-19 protocol. As of Sunday afternoon, there was only one remaining: Dan Vladar. From all accounts, Sunday’s practice was a fairly routine affair (albeit a short one by team standards).

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Friedman: NHL making CBA exemptions for COVID relief

Over at Sportsnet, our pal Elliotte Friedman provided an update about some new proposed NHL rules (which are reportedly close to being official) regarding CBA exemptions to help clubs navigate the surge of the omnicron COVID variant. Here are the highlights!

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2022 World Junior Championship preview and predictions

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, friends. In addition to holiday revelry and good weather for skating, skiing and sledding, it’s time for the 2022 edition of the IIHF World Junior Championship. Ten teams will vie for under-20 hockey world supremacy. Let’s take a look at this year’s event!