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News On Fire 2/7/2016

Flames get a big win, Crosby gets 900, plus scores and schedules. Pretty quiet morning news wise for the Flames and that's not a bad thing. Here's what's cooking so far: Flames News The Flames got a HUGE win in Vancouver last night. They needed 2 points to hang around in the playoff hunt and did just that. Here's the recap of last night's game. The Calgary Sun takes a look at Dennis Wideman and his appeal of the 20 game suspension. Derek Grant scored his 23rd, but it wasn't enough to get the Heat a win. The Flames re-assign Ryan Culkin. Last Night's Scores Calgary Flames 4 @ Vancouver...
New York Post Feb 6, 2016

Lasting effect of Dennis Wideman incident could change NHL

PHILADELPHIA — What did the Flames know and when did they know it? That will become the critical issue in the aftermath of the Dennis Wideman incident that could become the NHL’s Concussiongate once all appeals are exhausted and the final verdict is handed down on the Calgary defenseman, currently serving a 20-game suspension under...

Friday Fan Poll: Do or Die Time

The Flames play 8 games in the next 14 days, crunch time is now. Last Week's Results: In last week's poll, a whopping 88% of votes last week believed that Dennis Wideman should've been suspended with 68% believing that he deserved a 20+ game suspension. A suspension which the league subsequently gave him on Wednesday. His appeal process is ongoing and the game amount could possibly shrink in the upcoming days. Thanks to everybody for voting! Week 5: Do or Die Time Its painfully clear to the Flames and their fans that they're a decent ways out of a playoff spot right now. They currently sit...

The Aristocrats

You just can't make this stuff up Bruins lose a game after leading by a goal in the 3rd Period.It really is Groundhog Day. — Tumbling Muffin (@willem_the_foe) February 3, 2016 Reminder that Hi I'm Chad Johnson is great https://t.co/e9qwVPnQQ9 — Stephanie (@myregularface) February 4, 2016 Hope Dennis Wideman appeals, if just to read Gary Bettman's explanation. Previous appeals have produced insightful stuff. — Fluto Shinzawa (@GlobeFluto) February 3, 2016 I just don't know anymore https://t.co/nh1ifZ8055 — DJ Bean (@DJ_Bean) February 4, 2016 Habs have an...

News On Fire 2/5/2016

Calgary Flames news and scores and info from around the world of hockey Flames News The Flames are still waiting on info regarding TJ Brodie's injury. Dennis Wideman speaks out about his suspension to the media. Like the Flames and Wrangler jeans? The Flames and the jeans company are teaming up for Western Night. Be sure to check back later today for the preview of the Flames and Blue Jackets. Other Hockey News: Jaromir Jagr reaches 1,100 assists in the Panther loss. Winnipeg's Alexander Burmistrov is going to be lighter in the wallet. The Penguins will be without Malkin for an extended...

Rumor Mill: The Bruins Almost Traded For Dennis Wideman?!

A source of a source says that the Wideman suspension may have put the lid The Return of BIG MONEY WIDES. Was told by a trusted source that if Dennis Wideman's suspension was 5 or less he would have been traded to the #Bruins at its conclusion. — Reed Duthie (@rcduthie) February 4, 2016 If this is legitimate, it's pretty baffling. No, Wideman isn't the worst regular D-Man in the league, but he's not a particularly good one either. He has nineteen points on the year--eight on the Power Play--and was playing pretty typical Wideman-levels of defense before his 20-game suspension for...
Pension Plan Puppets Feb 4, 2016

NHL's Wideman suspension explanation exposes broken concussion protocol

The NHL's suspension video for Dennis Wideman unveils a broken system. After days of speculation, Calgary Flames defensemen Dennis Wideman has been suspended 20 games without pay by the NHL, for Physical Abuse of an Official under Rule 40. The suspension stems from a play on January 27 in a game against the Nashville Predators when, after sustaining a hit from Preds forward Miikka Salomaki, Wideman skated to the bench and knocked linesman Don Henderson to the ice from behind. He will, as a result, potentially forfeit US$564,516 (or CAD$775,814) -- the NHLPA has appealed the...

News On Fire

Calgary Flames updates and news from around the world of hockey. Calgary Flames News It's been all Dennis Wideman, all the time lately. Here's the latest regarding his appeal by the NHLPA. Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun thinks the NHL got it right in regards to Dennis Wideman's suspension. (calgarysun.com) Our own Traci Kay breaks down the Flames 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. Don't forget to Rate The Flames! Here's how the Flame prospects looked in January. Derek Grant was named CCM/AHL Player of the Month for the Stockton Heat. Last Night's Scores Buffalo Sabres 4 @ Montreal Canadiens...

BREAKING: NHLPA to appeal Dennis Wideman's suspension

NHLPA is filing an appeal to the 20 game suspension the league levied on the Flames defenceman this afternoon. It's breaking Dennis Wideman news all afternoon. Earlier today the league dropped the hammer on Wideman with a 20 game suspension that would keep #6 out until the middle of March. Wideman is getting the gate for his cross check on linesman Don Henderson last week in a game against the Nashville Predators. As expected, the NHLPA will appeal the suspension. Here's their statement on the matter from NHLPA.com: "We strongly disagree with the League’s decision to suspend Dennis...
The Province Feb 3, 2016
Dennis Wideman gets 20 games for clobbering linesman Don Henderson – but remember when Yannick Weber did similar? He got off Scot-free

Dennis Wideman gets 20 games for clobbering linesman Don Henderson – but remember when Yannick Weber did similar? He got off Scot-free

Let’s jump in the way-back machine: remember when Yannick Weber ran over a linesman in this past pre-season?
Chicago Tribune Feb 3, 2016

NHL suspends Flames' Dennis Wideman 20 games for abuse of official

The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman during a game last week. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after he struck linesman Don Henderson and knocked him down during the Flames'...

NHL suspends Flames' Dennis Wideman 20 games for abuse of official

The NHL suspended Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman 20 games Wednesday for cross-checking a linesman during a game last week. Wideman was suspended for violating the league rule on physical abuse of officials after he struck linesman Don Henderson and knocked him down during the Flames'...
Fear The Fin Feb 3, 2016

Flames defender Dennis Wideman suspended 20 games

The NHL didn't pull any punches. Calgary Flames defender Dennis Wideman was handed a 20-game suspension for his hit on NHL official Don Henderson. It's startling, to say the least, to see Wideman absolutely staple Henderson on his way to the Calgary Flames bench. Wideman had received a brutal hit just moments before and seemed to be dazed while heading back to the bench. It's hard, perhaps impossible, to say what exactly was going through Wideman's head at the time of the hit — he claims it wasn't intentional. The NHL either doesn't believe the defender's story, or decided that...

BREAKING: NHL Announces the Wideman Suspension

Dennis Wideman will receive a 20 game suspension for his hit on lineman Don Henderson After hours of hearings yesterday with Dennis Wideman and linesman Don Henderson, the NHL has come down with it's ruling according to TSN's Bob McKenzie: 20 games for Dennis Wideman. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 3, 2016 Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 the Fan added this: Here’s the league’s explanation on the Wideman suspension. #Flames pic.twitter.com/xix1ZvjUxm — Pat Steinberg (@Fan960Steinberg) February 3, 2016 Prior to the ruling, most pundits around the league thought...
Newark Star-Ledger Jan 29, 2016

WATCH: Calgary Flames' Dennis Wideman violently crosschecks official

Veteran defenseman suspended for hit on linesman.

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