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Ducks? Oh Yeah, I’m Real Scared

We did it. Breathe it in, Flames fans. We did it. After a long, arduous, seemingly eternal 24 month absence from the glory land that is the NHL’s second season, your Calgary Flames are back at the dance. All the sacrifice, retooling, rebuilding, jersey throwing, arena rejecting, Kris Russell having, swearing, and crying, it’s all…

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BREAKING: Flames Still Kinda Crazy

View image | gettyimages.com With the excitement of looming training camps and the promise of NHL hockey just around the bend, these days are the ramp up to a mini silly season where we over-speculate on everything and tend to blow minor things out of proportion. It’s the time of year where we can let…

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #20 Rushan Rafikov

Well, Citizens, we’re into August, which is a wonderful time to be alive as a human. But if you’re a hockey fan, every day is grueling fresh hell until AT LEAST mid-September, as those last wretched few days before training camp begins slowly wilt away, a fading memory aptly correspondent to a season that encourages fading memories. As…

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The Pond Ain’t So Scary If You Know How To Swim

If you say so In the unassailable cult classic film, The Mighty Ducks, Coach Gordon Bombay, as portrayed by the illustrious Emilio Estevez, surmises that you never see a duck in a fight, because “The other animals are afraid. They know, if they mess with one duck, they have to deal with the whole flock,”…

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Whales Can’t Skate

Because they don’t have legs, y’all. Well, Citizens, our day has come. and for the first time since the birth of this fabulous little blog, we get to cover your Calgary Flames as they battle their way through the playoffs, and for someone who has been doing this writing thing since the Fredrik Modin era in…

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Flames Nation Power Rankings: Shout Out To Numbers

Another week, another series of “Against All Odds” wins for your Calgary Flames (actually, in reality there was just one because the Leafs are hilariously bad and the victory over that hapless bunch of sucks was about as dominant a win as we’ve seen all year, and then reality kinda caught up to the Flaming…

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Late Afternoon Flames Nation Power Rankings: I Got Nothing Left

Well, Citizens, the good news is that crazy things keep happening to the Flames on what has been truly a wild ride of a season, and that’s helping me complete these power rankings, and that’s good, because I’m certainly not creative enough to get through a week of rankings for, let’s say Winnipeg, where generally…

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Flames Nation Weekly Power Rankings: How To Make This Worse

Let’s face it, yesterday sucked. On a personal note, I had to come back from a week long trip to California (I got a sunburn in February, so yeah, it was pretty good) and every time I got off a plane (I had two connector flights because I wanted to save like probably only $30…

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Flames Nation Weekly Power Rankings: 20 Things is a lot of things

So we’ve been doing these power rankings for a month now (almost!), and let me tell you, to think up 20 players and/or things to rank each and every week, well for me, a lowly street urchin with a Grade 3 education, it gets pretty darn difficult filling these out every week. Especially when there’s not…

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FlamesNation Power Rankings: A Rising Juggernaut of Sorted Lists

The Gods of Time have been merciful yet again, and blessed us with a brand new week for us to toil and coast and generally not reach the lofty goals those very Gods intended of us, thus leading them a great deal of introspection and questioning as to why they grant us this luxury in the…

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Post Game: Cupid Runs Short On Arrows; Uses Lance

Please don’t leave me, I promise this will still be good despite the tough start. It’s Valentine’s Day, and there’s been a lot of talk about love today, and what it means. What it’s about. In short, it is a day to reflect about who you love, and what you love about them. In my…