The Case for Jiri Hudler as a Hart Trophy Candidate

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The Calgary Flames have been the best story in the NHL this season, and a lot of their success has been attributed to the outstanding individual performances from the likes of defenseman Mark Giordano, and youngsters Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan. While yes, those players have put together tremendous campaigns for themselves, it’s veteran Czech forward […] READ MORE


Fantasy Hockey: Weekly Waiver Wire Pick-Ups – Dec 1st

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We’re already a third of the way through the fantasy hockey regular season; the year is flying by! At this point you should be aware of what the strengths and weaknesses of your team are and what you need to improve or maintain pace. As fantasy owners, we’re never happy with our team until we’re […] READ MORE


Cammalleri Can't Stay In Cowtown

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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, […] READ MORE


Checking in On The Snubs: Player Performance Post Olympic Announcements

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As of January 7th all countries participating in the Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament at the Sochi Olympics have submitted their twenty-five man preliminary rosters for the games.  Since that time, the talk has focused almost as much on players who were not selected to play for their countries, as those who were selected.  While the […] READ MORE


Flames are Glen-Crossed Out

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Things have been getting messy in Calgary. The Flames have been reeling of late, looking more and more like the team most pundits expected them to be coming into this season. They’re 3-7-0 in their last 10 contests having dropped four of the past five, including a 5-1 blowout at the hands of the Minnesota […] READ MORE


Giordano-less Flames Must Find Defensive Game

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When it was determined that team captain and top defenceman Mark Giordano had suffered a broken ankle, the Calgary Flames expected the injury to create a significant hole in their lineup. And they were hoping to do a better job of filling it than they have thus far. Giordano, who broke his ankle while blocking […] READ MORE


Rebuilding Flames Have Early Spark

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The Calgary Flames are burning a little brighter than most people expected them to in the early goings of this NHL season. At last year’s trade deadline, the organization finally signaled the beginning of a rebuild with the trade of team captain and franchise cornerstone Jarome Iginla, and the hockey world was quickly crowded with […] READ MORE


2013-14 Calgary Flames Searching For New Identity

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Welcome back to Puck Drop: NHL Preview 2013-14, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season.  Check back often as new teams are added to our Puck Drop page.  Today we take a look at the 2013-14 Calgary Flames. Last Season:  If […] READ MORE


Fantasy Spin: Six Players You Should Own

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Fantasy surprises can really make or break you during a long season.  They effectively double their impact in a 48-game season. The hot streaks that players of average skill get on that last two or three weeks can really change your position in the standings and help you sneak into the playoffs. While most people […] READ MORE


Top Shelf Prospects: Detroit Red Wings

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Welcome to today’s edition of “Top Shelf Prospects” a team by team look at the top prospects in the NHL. Today, as I continue my alphabetical journey through the NHL I bring you a look at the Detroit Red Wings. As always you can find a complete listing of my previous articles here. Since we […] READ MORE