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VOICE OF THE NATION – Giving a Voice to the Fans

        So here we are in Day 65 of the NHL Lockout. Many of the fans have not changed their feelings on the matter as a whole, but have changed the target of their vitriol. Some have shifted their blame from the owners to the players… back to the owners and then…

BACKS IN BUISNESS!

  Recently I had the chance to talk to Uffe Bodin, the Editor in Chief for hockeysverige.se. Uffe was updating the twitter-verse with the happenings around the various Swedish hockey leagues. I took the opportunity to ask how Mikael Backlund was faring playing with VIK Västerås HK in the HockeyAllsvenskan league. He replied… @vintage_flame He’s…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – Sol•i•dar•i•ty

Okay, so apparently the system was never broken. If that is the case then, can the will of the NHLPA be? [sol-i-dar-i-tee] noun Union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, as between members of a group or between classes, peoples, etc.: to promote solidarity among union members. There is no doubt the NHLPA…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – Kiss My CBA!

  When Gil Stein ended his tenure as the NHL’s last President, the owners hired Gary Bettman as the league’s first Commissioner. His mandate included four major tasks: sell the game in the U.S., complete the league’s plans with expansion, modernize the views of the owners and, most importantly, end labour unrest. On December 18th,…

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CURTIS GLENCROSS: 30 Something?

Today is sort of a milestone day for me. It was a year ago this very day that I went from commenter to contributing writer here at Flames Nation. It has been a phenomenal experience and the responses I have had from everyone over the past 365 days has made it all that more of…

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STOKING THE FIRE – In Search of a Hot Ember…

  It hasn’t been the highly active off-season most fans were hoping for, but there have been a few items that have crept into the news for Flames-land. While some of the news reaching the fan base has brought about smiles, there are also the ones that have left people still shaking their heads wondering…

FLAMES PROSPECT CAMP: Day 4

  I had the chance to take in the scrimmage game between Group A and Group B yesterday afternoon for the Flames Prospects Camp. From the events of the past three days I was quite looking forward to see what the kids had to offer. The first thing that jumped out at me was that…

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STOKING THE FIRE – From Draft to Free Agency

  While the fans sat back watching the first round of the draft go on, waiting patiently for the 14th pick overall to be announced by their beloved yet maligned Flames, the sound of 1.2 million jaws collectively hitting the floor quickly drowned out Gary Bettman before he could finish, “We have a trade to…

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The Flames Fifteen: #2 – T.J. Brodie

  There is a common catch-phrase that states, “You’ve come a long way baby”, that couldn’t be more fitting for a prospect like TJ Brodie. Drafted by Calgary in the fourth round (114th overall) in 2008, he was seen as having the potential to be an offensive defenseman with upside. After an impressive showing in…

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FLAMES UFA PROFILE: David Moss

  For the most part, the idea of which UFA’s the Flames should re-sign has been pretty black and white. The consensus has Calgary needing to pursue a drastically different course of action that will take them off the dead end path that they have been blindly plodding for the better part of the last…

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The Flames Fifteen: #6 – Roman Horak

  Roman Horak was traded to Calgary a little over a year ago along with two second round picks in the draft (Markus Granlund and Tyler Wotherspoon) from the New York Rangers, and at the time not much was being praised about the return for the Flames blue chip prospect, Tim Erixon. As the anger…