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Flames Weekend Guide, January 18 2013

    There is snow on the ground and hockey on the ice. It is probably a weekend of the year between September and March. For your viewing pleasure, please enjoy this brief overview of what is happening in Calgary Flames-related hockey action this coming weekend.

Flames Camp News and Notes, January 16 2013

A packed house was on-hand for the fourth day of Calgary Flames camp. The stands were the fullest they’ve been – I’d estimate somewhere just south of 1,000 fans in attendance – as the Flames had a mixed session of practice and scrimmage.

Flames Prospect Update, January 15 2013

As Flames training camp roars on this week, thoughts drift to the players that aren’t here. Those are, generally, the players that are too young to be here – the prospects. Here’s what they’ve been up to as of late.

Flames Training Camp Primer

The CBA is officially ratified and hockey fans can rest assured that we won’t ever see another lockout. Well, at least until 2022. In the mean-time, the NHL has released its schedule and the Calgary Flames will begin camp for the shortened 2013 season on Sunday. The Flames released their camp roster and schedule late…

Flames Weekend Guide, January 11 2013

With the chaos of the World Juniors and the NHL lockout finally behind us, we’re about to see a return to normalcy. Thus, this is the last weekend without NHL hockey until probably late June. With that, let’s see what the Flames kids are up to.

Flames All-Time Top 10 Draft Picks: #6 Gary Roberts

If there was one event that cemented the stellar reputation of general manager Cliff Fletcher, it was the 1984 NHL Entry Draft. The names the Flames acquired that summer ranged from solid contributors to future hall-of-famers: Gary Suter (180th overall), Jiri Hrdina (159th overall), Brett Hull (117th overall), Paul Ranheim (38th overall), and the best…

2013 Flames Training Camp Preview

The lockout is over! Training camp for the abbreviated 2013 NHL campaign will begin some time this week. Approximately 30 to 33 players will be invited to training camp, according to Jay Feaster on The Fan960 recently. Breaking it down, however, it’s patently obvious that there won’t be a lot of true roster battles.

WJC Game Day: The Medal Games

We’re finally here at the final day of the 2013 edition of the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships. Four Flames prospects have the chance to fly home with medals, although three of them won’t need to win to bring back hardware.

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Flames Holiday Prospect Update

    The holiday season is both a quiet and busy time for hockey. On one hand, most junior, college and pro teams get time off from regular play for the holidays. On the other hand, there are a lot of international and other tournaments that take place over the holiday break.