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FGD: Prelude

Alright folks, I know we are all a little buzzed from the teasing of the  OFFICIAL news that our loveable group of try-hards is about to get an extra special dose of hobbit magic. BUT. There is still a game to play before that against the Winnipeg Jets. We are going to have a whole lot…

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Post Game: Flames Refuse to Die

For those who desperately want the Flames to lose every game to end this season, have a look at today’s roster. How much harder can they try to lose?  The flames started this game with one of the worst lineups they have dressed in my living memory. With Stajan and Byron both away from the…

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Post Game: Grand Theft Ramo

We learned some things tonight folks. We learned that Ben Bishop probably shouldn’t be allowed to handle the puck. We also learned, and are continuing to learn down the stretch, that Karro Ramo is capable of stealing games for the Flames as he did tonight.  The Flames won 4-1 on the strength of two quick…

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FGD: FINISH THEM

The Leafs sit on the precipice of a truly epic collapse and the Flames are poised to help them to their untimely demise. Basically, the Flames are Scar and the Leafs are Mufasa … if everyone enjoyed Mufasa’s death because they were constantly bombarded with coverage about Mufasa’s every roster move or contemplation…whatever, it’s not…

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FGD: The Rangers Visit Cowtown

pic via Matt DeTurck One of the benefits of the NHL’s re-alignment is getting to see teams like the Rangers with far more regularity. I for one am all for anything that reduces the number of requisite Flames – Coyotes or Flames – Wild games and I am sure I am not alone on that one. …

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Post-Game: Flames Beat Oil, Give Atomic Wedgies, Steal Lunch Money

This night of nights, this game of games, is the sweetest of victories for your fightin’ Flames as it comes against our perennially pathetic polar … poo-heads from the North. It’s not that the Flames won big, in Edmonton, it’s that the game was just so fun to watch for so many different reasons. Including a…

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FGD: A Yale-ian vs. Predators

In the final 12 games of the season or so, the Flames and Preds are battling it out for who can be more mediocre. The Predators’ playoff hopes are completely extinguished while the Flames are still just those loveable little scamps who don’t know when to quit or when to just stop throwing themselves in…

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FGD: Return of the Mac

Tonight could be a battle of the two least conventional goaltenders in the NHL. It’s gonna be awesome. Tim Thomas in one net and your friend and mine, back from the ends of the earth, Joey MacDonald in the other. Even though I know Flames fans are still basking in the glow of Wednesday night’s…

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FGD: The Quack Attack are Back

Simply put, the Ducks have dominated the Pacific division this season. Sbisa and Co. are a frightening 15-1-2 against the Pacific this season and as a result are sitting pretty to make the playoffs.  The Ducks have one of the best centre-winger duos in the league with Getzlaf and Perry which has helped the Ducks…

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FGD: A Tale of Two Teams

After a stirring, comeback win last night at the dome, the Flames caught the red-eye and arrived in Vancouver late last night, looking for their third straight win. With callups and kids carrying the majority of the weight for the Flames in the last two games, there has been a remarkable amount of enthusiasm and…

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FGD: The Granlund Bowl

GRANLUND Vs GRANLUND. PARISE Vs BRODIE. COOKE Vs THE FLAMES. MCGRATTAN Vs THE PUCK. MONDAY MONDAY MONDAY Yes, it will be another nostalgic Northwest division showdown in Minny tonight, with the Flames welcoming back some familiar faces and trying out some new lines against the Wild, who are firmly seated in the first wildcard position in…

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Post-Game: Snap Back to Reality

Yes, the Flames are back after the Olympic break and began their sprint to the lottery by being shutout at home for the fifth time this season and the eighth time overall. The Kings beat the Flames 2-0 and even though the Flames didn’t play awful, they weren’t able to generate enough offense to beat a vastly…