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How Has Each Canadian Team Performed in 2014-15

There were low expectations for Canadian hockey teams heading into the 2014-15 season. Only one of the seven Canadian teams made the playoffs in 2013-14, the first time that happened since […]

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Playoff Chase Forges Flames Young Core

This has been a strange year for the Calgary Flames. In Year Two of the team’s rebuild, the club went young, often dressing as many as a half-dozen players aged […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The Flames Files: Week Twelve In Review

Game 1 The Calgary Flames had a few days to recover from a tough week in which they won only one of their last four games. On Thursday night, the […]

by · January 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The Flames Files: Week Eleven In Review

Game 1 The Flames’ success may have been up and down lately, but the New York Islanders’ certainly hasn’t. In fact, prior to their matchup in Calgary on January 2nd, […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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No Pressure for Flames Pick Morgan Klimchuk

Life can be full of pressure for a young hockey player. Doubly so for a first round draft pick. Particularly if the franchise that drafted you hadn’t had a first […]

by · January 13, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames, Prospects
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Death and Rebirth of an NHL Tough Guy

  Fan Favourite Falls Out of Favour What is this a funeral?! A lot of media and fans have been circling like vultures looking to dive bomb in with their […]

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Bruising Bollig Looking To Cement Himself In Calgary

Since his arrival, one of the major refrains from president of hockey operations Brian Burke is that the Calgary Flames need to get bigger. That’s not to say that the […]

by · January 12, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Youthful Flames Search for Faceoff Success

When forward Mikael Backlund returned to the Calgary Flames line-up on January 7 – after an absence of 29 games – the club dispatched Markus Granlund to the American Hockey […]

by · January 8, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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The Flames Files: A Blue Christmas and a Happy New Year

In seasons past, the Calgary Flames were no strangers to slumps. Losing streaks happened often, and for stretches at a time. And as depressing as it was to be unfazed […]

by · January 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
Mark Giordano could be a top five defenseman. (Dustin Bradford/Icon SMI)

Brodie and Giordano Make A Run At the Norris

The National Hockey League seems really big, but it’s actually a pretty small world, where secrets don’t stay secret for very long. Often, a player or two emerge as on-ice […]

by · December 31, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Can Johnny Hockey Become Johnny Calder?

Two years ago, the holiday season saw a veritable clash of hockey titans. In the gold medal game of the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship, the United States beat Sweden […]

by · December 27, 2014 · 0 comments · Calgary Flames
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Calgary Flames: Commence Project Regression

The Calgary Flames have been a favorite topic for the analytics community this season. Or, maybe more accurately, the Calgary Flames’ regression prospects have been a favorite battlefield between the […]

by · December 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Advanced Stats, Calgary Flames