Calgary Flames

When the Calgary Flames traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for veteran forward Milan Lucic, many wondered why the Flames didn’t give Neal another chance. The deal showed no upside for Calgary until Lucic found a fit on the third line in early December. His Stanley Cup championship experience and his ability
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What does it take to be a good agitator in today’s NHL? Obviously, you must have the ability to get under the opponent’s skin, but you don’t want to be consistently putting your team at a disadvantage by taking silly penalties. You have to be able to annoy your opponent on the scoresheet as well
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Playing in the National Hockey League can be difficult, grueling, and enervating in the best of circumstances, and playing hockey in the revolving doghouse of huffy fans and unappeasable sports-talkers is certainly not the best of circumstances. Dividing hockey players up into types inside said revolving doghouse is easy – you have your standard pigeons
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In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Boston Bruins are hoping an injury to Brad Marchand isn’t too serious. He left an exhibition game and is questionable for Sunday. In Calgary, one scribe tries to explain the chatter surrounding Johnny Gaudreau, and in Vancouver, why is everyone passing Jake Virtanen on the depth chart? Finally, what
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