POST GAME: Seeing Red

There was no doubt going into tonight’s match up that the Calgary Flames needed the win. Regulation time, overtime, shoot-out, it didn’t matter, but they needed two points. On a night that saw the city of Calgary re-ignite the Olympic torch to celebrate 25 years since the 1988 Winter Olympics, the Flames needed to find…

POST GAME: You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig…

You would think with all the new players on both sides of the rosters, that we might be in for a different style of game that we’ve become so accustomed to when the Flames and the Wild. With guys like Parise and Suter on the Wild, they’re bound to be more open and less of…

POST GAME: O-HI-Oh Boy that Was Close

Hot on the heels of both Iggy and Gio getting their first goals of the year, tonight followed suit with its own set of season firsts. The fact that it was Leland Irving’s first start of the season heralded mixed emotions from the fan base. Some believed the Flames propensity to play a lackluster game…

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POST GAME: Take These Broken Wings

    After the Calgary Flames went out with what Kent Wilson described as a medieval attack, only to come up empty handed, on the Chicago Blackhawks, many of us wondered just how they would respond tonight against the Redwings. One brightspot the Flames have had is the play of Jiri Hudler. After only three…

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POST GAME: Serious JuJu

    So here we go again. Tonight the Flames were facing a team playing in their third game in four nights, and their back-up in net. Granted the Chicago Blackhawks are a far superior opponent than the Avalanche were, afterall, they are still one of the few to lose in regulation. However, they were…

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Flames All Time Top 10 Draft Picks – #3 Al MacInnis

    We previously took a look at Gary Suter as one of the Flames best draft picks of all time. Now it’s time to focus on the other half of the dynamic duo. In an interview, Patrick Roy was once asked if there was any one player in the NHL that he ever dreaded…

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POST GAME: Buried Alive

    So where do we begin with this tonight? Justin mentioned at the top of the FGD, that the Flames 1-2-1 didn’t look too fancy. Well then what does a 1-3-1 record look like? "Tonight, Calgary will welcome the Colorado Avalanche to the ‘Dome. The Avs are on the second game of a back-to-back…

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FGD: Duck Hunting

    After the Flames didn’t fare so well Shark fishing, today they’ll try their luck at Duck hunting. In four games last year, both teams were 2-1-1 and both winning their games in their own barn. With the shortened schedule, the Flames will play the Ducks three times, two of which will be here…

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POST GAME: You’re Going to Need A Bigger Boat

  The stage was set. The Dome was packed and as the season opening video hit the jumbotron, it was enough to rile fans into a steady buzz. Armed with as many light-sticks as you could hold, when the music hit, the frenzy was too much to contain, and the fans were alive, and it…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – The Wizard of “IF”

    Well it’s finally October January, and we are just about ready for the start of the 2012- 2013 NHL hockey season. Depending on your level of contempt for the league (the players or some combination of the two) you might be ready as a fan to take a look at this year’s edition of…

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Flames All Time Top 10 Draft Picks – #7 Håkan Loob

    Long before the chants of “Ig-gy, Ig-gy” or “Kip-per, Kip-per” echoed within the Saddledome walls, there was one syllable that resonated from the Flames faithful. Every time the original #12 lit the lamp, in one harmonized tone, the sounds of “Looooooooooooooooob” could be heard from the stands. Håkan Loob’s name is not often…

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Flames All Time Top 10 Draft Picks – #10 Sergei Makarov

    (Today we begin a new series on the Flames top-10 draft picks of all time. FN writers were polled, their votes tallied and the players ranked accordingly. We begin the countdown to #1 with 10th placed Sergei Makarov.) As Flames fans, we have become used to a particular phenomenon when it comes to…