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Jul 11, 2020
News On Fire: Salary Cap, No Hamonic, Pacific Division Round Up

News On Fire: Salary Cap, No Hamonic, Pacific Division Round Up

It’s the latest news from around the league. News On Fire Here’s some of the latest news from around the NHL and The Pacific Division. NHL News -Salary Cap To Stay The Same -NHL Draft Date Set -Ruff Likes Devils Youth -Playoff Schedule Set M&G Latest -Three Things We Like About Vancouver -No Hamonic For RTP Pacific News -Copper & Blue: Time to trade James Neal -Nucks Misconduct: Who are Vancouver’s biggest rivals? -Knights On Ice: Vegas returns to the ice -Five For Howling: Coyotes could make a run in the playoffs -Jewels From The Crown: Kings are drafting high -Fear The Fin: Sharks...
Jul 11, 2020
Three Reasons We Like The Vancouver Canucks

Three Reasons We Like The Vancouver Canucks

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Micheal Ferland, Kevin Bieksa and a line brawl. What more do you need? Rivalry Week So, as Rivalry Week winds down we came to an agreement with Nucks Misconduct that we'd each say some nice things about each other's franchises. Much like we did with Copper & Blue, we kept it to three things because that was hard enough. So, below are three things we like about the Canucks because, well, we're nice people. 1. Micheal Ferland It’s no secret that some of us here at M&G are rather large Ferland supporters and while he’s not with the Flames, it’s was a...
Jul 11, 2020
Calgary Flames & Winnipeg Jets Playoff Schedule Set

Calgary Flames & Winnipeg Jets Playoff Schedule Set

Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports The NHL has released the playoff dates for the two teams. The Flames and Jets finally found out when they'll be playing hockey for real again. The NHL released the dates for the two teams yesterday, as well as, the entire first round. Here's what it looks like for Calgary and Winnipeg: August 1: Game 1 August 3: Game 2 August 4: Game 3 August 6: Game 4 (if necessary) August 8: Game 5 (if necessary) All games in the Western Conference will be played in Edmonton and times and viewing options will be released soon. Calgary and Winnipeg only met once...
Jul 10, 2020
No Hamonic For Playoffs... Maybe Forever In Calgary

No Hamonic For Playoffs... Maybe Forever In Calgary

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via No, he's not injured. We hope you spent a lot of 2019-20 looking at Travis Hamonic because he might be done with the Flames. The defenceman is an UFA at the end of the season and oddly enough, his season has ended. No, Hamonic isn't injured, he's opted not to join the Flames for the NHL's Return To Play Program. Hamonic sited "family concerns" and with that decision, could potentially have played his last games with the Flames. While disappointing because of what he brings to the team, putting your family before sport is commendable. This leaves Calgary...
Jul 10, 2020
2019-20 Player Report: Mark Giordano

2019-20 Player Report: Mark Giordano

Photo by Joel Auerbach/ It wasn’t a Norris Trophy campaign, but the Captain had a lot of non hockey things to deal with in Calgary this season. Mark Giordano: Defence Regular Season Stats: 60 GP, 5 G, 26 A, 31 Pts, 34 PIM, +2 Individual Grades Mark: (B) This was probably the most challenging season of Mark Giordano’s career as the Flames captain. His defensive partner collapsed at practice. His coach resigned after racist comments and actions from his past were revealed and the season was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And for the most part, the 36 year old Toronto native...
Jul 9, 2020
2019-20 Player Report Card: Dillon Dube

2019-20 Player Report Card: Dillon Dube

Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Improvement was the name of the game for Dillon Dube in 2019-20. Dillon Dube: Centre Regular Season Stats: 45 GP, 6 G, 10 A, 16 Pts, 6 PIM, 0 Individual Grades Mark: (C) More games, more results for the Flames 21 year old, left shot centre. Dube played in 45 games this season, compared to 2018-19’s 25 games and his numbers climbed dramatically. His previous career high in points was five, which he easily eclipsed by knocking home six goals and collecting 10 assists. Will Dube ever be Top 6 talent? Eh, maybe not, but if he keeps growing as a player he...
Jul 8, 2020
2019-20 Player Report Card: Sean Monahan

2019-20 Player Report Card: Sean Monahan

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Sean Monahan had an identity crisis this past season and it hurt his numbers. Sean Monahan: Centre Regular Season Stats: 70 GP, 22 G, 26 A, 48 Pts, 25 PIM, -16 Individual Grades Mark: (B) Monahan finished 2019-20 with 32 less points than he did in his record setting campaign of 2018-19. His goals and assists were both the worst of his career since his rookie season of 2013-14 where he had 22 goals and 12 assists, along with his career worst -20, which he rivaled this season with a -16. Despite all that, the Flames centre was pretty much on par with the...
Jul 7, 2020
2019-20 Player Report Card: T.J. Brodie

2019-20 Player Report Card: T.J. Brodie

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports It was quite a year for the Flames defenceman, that all things considered, turned out very well. T.J. Brodie: Defence Regular Season Stats: 64 GP, 4 G, 15 A, 19 Pts, 36 PIM, +7 Individual Grades Mark: (B) You have to give T.J. Brodie a ton of props for even getting on the ice after his medical episode at practice on November 14th. Brodie collapsed on the ice and had to be rushed to a hospital and he would eventually be released, return to the ice and play in 64 games total on the season. Brodie had 12 points post collapse, including goals in three of the...