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Under pressure

The Flames have made a lot of big moves this season, throwing around a decent amount of money, wheeling and dealing for all kinds of players to fill secondary and tertiary roles, and pissing off a New Jersey-based franchise in the process, but the biggest amount of pressure isn’t on Darryl Sutter, who will rule…

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Connecting the dots

A certain manufacturer and distributor of brewed beverages in this country claims in an ad campaign that there’s an unwritten code in this country and then proceeds to list a bunch of actions that are supposedly reflective of Canadians. Not surprisingly, many of the code items are hockey-related, but there seems to be one missing….

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Summer camp hits and misses

The Official Handbook of Hockey Cliches demands that the draft be referred to as a crapshoot. Not roulette, not keno, not baccarat — the acceptable game of chance choice for simile purposes when it comes to the teenage talent roundup is craps.

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It takes two Tanguay

It’s a strange phenomenon – the more time passes since Alex Tanguay wore a Calgary Flames jersey, the worse he becomes as a hockey player and as a person in the eyes of Calgary Flames fans.

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Hitting and Winning Games

It’s frequently stated that physicality and a strong hitting game lead to winning. With that in mind, I decided to look at how the five highest hitting teams each season over the past decade compared with the five lowest hitting teams.

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Flames claim Dawes, open can of worms

It was announced today that the Calgary Flames have picked up former Junior star and WHL player-of-the-year candidate Nigel Dawes off of waivers from the Phoenix Coyotes. Dawes is 24 and has scored at every level of hockey he’s played at…except the NHL. Still lots of development time ahead for the relatively diminutive winger, however. 

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Ask And Ye Shall Receive

Back in January, TSN had an article up on their website about Canucks’ GM Mike Gillis approaching the NHL to request a softer schedule. With the NHL schedule coming out yesterday, what has the result been?

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Flames – minor issues

Things are shaping up to be interesting at both the major and minor league levels for the Flames organization heading into the new season. The majority of the off-season will be spent analyzing the former so let’s take a brief look at latter. Abbotsford will be the third iteration of the Calgary owned/operated AHL team…

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