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FGD: New Jersey? Hardly.

Yeah, you were expecting hockey weren’t ya? Well, we have diverse tastes here at FN The Devils are in town so buckle up guys, we are in for an old fashioned 1-2-2 showdown. I swear, the Devils are a time-capsule of a team. The players may change, the Niedermayers come and go, but this team is…

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POST GAME: Flames Win, Lift Jersey Curse

I wanted to find some appropriate music for Craig Anderson playing the puck, I have settled on this. The Flames came alive in a five minute stretch to pull the Flames in front of the Senators. Oh, and Giordano was clipped with a stick in the first period and had to get four stitches on…

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POST GAME: Paquette In Boys

Oh well, That streak was fun.  In what was a pretty entertaining game, the Flames simply ran out of magic against a far-superior Lightning team. The Lightning beat the Flames 5-2 though for the first two periods, the Flames were able to keep things relatively close.  The wheels fell off in a nightmareish third period for the…

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POST GAME: HOW THE? WHAT THE? WE’LL TAKE IT!

ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME!?  Aside from that incontinence-inducing save, I don’t think this game will be used in many goaltending clinics in the near future that’s for sure. There were some weird goals tonight in a game where the Flames beat the Caps 4-3 in OT.  The Flames won a game that I had thought…

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FGD: Breaking the Habitants

Who says that I can’t post this video tonight? and every night? and sob? WHEN WILL WE BE BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS I HATE THIS. The Flames host the Habs tonight which means that those going to the game tonight are obligated to be astounded and annoyed by the amount of Canadiens jerseys you see…

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FGD: Last stop, Winnipeg

I think I like those Jets sweaters best… It may be hard to care about the result of tonights game while we our collective hearts are a flutter over the news that the Flames may be closing in on signing T.J Brodie to an extension (for what may be a reasonable price). However, the Flames have a…

FGD: ENTER SETO

Welcome to your favourite Scorch fanblog for tonight’s preview of the Flames and St. Louis Blues! The Flames are coming off their requisite thrashing of the Oilers on Thursday and are in St. Louis tonight for the Blues home opener that precious few in Missouri will give a flying crap about as both the Royals…

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Reasonable Expectations: Deryk Engelland

The Flames did their best to make a splash on July 1st this year. Signing Mason Raymond and Jonas Hiller were both moves that were widely applauded as sensible pickups for decent dollar amounts. However, there was a third signing that fateful day.  The Flames signed Engelland for three years and an average of $2.9…

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Reasonable Expectations: Kris Russell

That goal was sweet. Kris Russell, outta nowhere! (in fact, that would be a fitting title of a novella written about his 2013-14 season). Ending that 2810481 year jinx in Chicago was nice and that got a win for Reto Berra, which didn’t happen often. It is fair to say that Kris Russell has far-exceeded the expectations of…

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Reasonable Expectations: David Jones

First off, remember when that goal happened? Yeah, I was seduced into thinking the Flames got ol’ 20 goals McJones in the great crap-swap of ’13 but alas, it was not to be in 2013-14… The Flames acquired David Jones in June of 2013 as a part of a trade that saw Alex Tanguay and Cory…

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A Crisis of Conscience?

(Relevant part starts at 3:50) It’s summertime and I want to get all philosophical and heavy up in here. I know I am not exactly breaking new ground by bringing up the topic of violence in hockey but it is one that is surely not going away any time soon and I am especially curious to hear some…

The Dev Camp Misfits

#105070324 / gettyimages.com It’s time to unwrap the new toys from last week’s draft. The Flames announced their development camp roster and schedule today and this year’s crop is bound to garner as much attention as last years (and last year was shockingly busy for a summer prospect camp at Winsport). Development camp is a fun time…