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Columbus Blue Jackets v Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Deadline Day Trade Benefactors

With the weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline being as active as it was, it was no surprise that deadline day itself was a little anticlimactic. If you are a hockey fan at any level, it’s a good chance you were checking your twitter feed throughout the day or sitting in front of your TV watching one of…

Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins

We Need to Talk About Sean Monahan

After such a promising start, the Calgary Flames have come crashing back to Earth. At this point, they resemble the rebuilding team everyone expected of them but there are some positives to their season so far. Captain Mark Giordano and defense partner T.J. Brodie have emerged as a strong first pairing for the team. Rookies Johnny Gaudreau and Josh Jooris…

Calgary Flames v Pittsburgh Penguins

Flames Slide No Cause for Concern

For much of the first quarter of the 2014-15 NHL season, the Calgary Flames had been a pleasant surprise. Considered by many to compete for the bottom of the Western Conference (unlike their provincial brethren, who were seen as ready to take the next step, oh how wrong we were), the Flames instead shot up the Pacific Division standings with a…

Jim Nill

Jim Nill Shows Trades Still Important

The emergence of the salary cap era has transformed the National Hockey League into a draft-centric league. As young stars dominate a game that is now more ideal for their integration, this idea has only become more ingrained. Drafting an elite talent is the consensus way to build a quality team and other methods are now taking a backseat. Not…

Mike Cammalleri

Cammalleri Can’t Stay In Cowtown

As the trade deadline approaches, Calgary Flames forward Mike Cammalleri continues to be one of the most talked about players that may be on the move before 3 p.m. on March 5. The 31-year-old is in the final year of his contract and is a proven performer in both the regular season and the playoffs, making his appeal as a…

Mike Cammalleri

An Important Deadline Ahead For The Flames

In a season full of surprises, many may forget that the Calgary Flames are in the midst of a full rebuild. It’s a process which may require time and patience from Flames fans, as president of hockey operations and acting general manager of Brian Burke looks to fix the mistakes made by former GM Jay Feaster. There is no question…

Patrick Kane

Sochi Preview: USMNT Looks To Go Down Long Golden Road of Dreams

The US finished in disappointing and sudden fashion in Vancouver.  The face of Canada, Sidney Crosby, suddenly found a chink in the great wall Ryan Miller had seemingly built in front of his net, and the golden dreams of Zach Parise, Patrick Kane, David Backes, and company came to a crashing halt amidst a flash of red and white, and…

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