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A head coach will stick up for his player 999 times out of 1,000, but Flames head coach Bob Hartley might want to watch game film before making crazy accusations.
On Monday night, Cody Eakin caught Matt Stajan with his head down in the neutral zone — kind of. At first glance, the hit looked pretty dirty, but as Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy points out, maybe it’s worth a second look before anyone starts tossing suspension talk around.
At least one guy — Hartley — wasn’t happy with the hit, to say the least.
“I remember when they instituted the five minute [penalty] for interference. That’s a classic case,” Hartley told the Dallas Morning News after the game. “That’s one of the dirtiest hits that I’ve seen…Those hits can end careers.”
Check out the hit below. Not only did Stajan fail miss a shift, it looks like he put a little pizzazz into the fall, no? You be the judge.
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As we approach the trade deadline, the Calgary Flames and Jay Feaster are closer than ever to an actual fire sale. Trade rumours have begun to run wild, and hockey ‘insiders’ everywhere are listing prices for players, and if they’re available or not. Feaster – while he hasn’t made any moves yet, is certainly...
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The Calgary Flames are heading to the American Airlines Center in Dallas tonight.
The Flames are 0-5-1 on the road since they last faced the Stars and tonight is a must win.
The Stars on arenât fairing so well either as they have lost 4 straight and in their last outing, they only managed 8 shots in two periods, falling 8-1 to Chicago...
Hearing that tonight's Stars-Flames games in Dallas will be "scout central", with an exceptionally widespread plethora of Eastern and Western Conference pro scouts in attendance at a game featuring two clubs on the brink of going into seller mode.
Calgary's trade targets, of course, are led by Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester. The Stars, who have been struggling...
Dallas Stars forward Brendan Morrow had a wide open net when he got the pass from Erik Cole out front. Calgary Flames goalie Joey MacDonald did the excellent job of going post-to-post and getting his glove out to make the save. Lucky for Morrow the Stars went on to win 4-3 and so the sheer robbery by MacDonald didn’t come into play.
Less than a week ago, Calgary soundly beat the Nashville Predators to extend its longest home winning stretch of the season.
Based on the way the Flames have played on the road, they'd settle for any margin of victory in the teams' next meeting.
The Flames look to avoid their first eight-game road skid in 13 years while trying to hand the Predators a season-high fifth consecutive...
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As many fans anticipated, the Calgary Flames lost to the Dallas Stars last night 4-3 as they couldnât recover after Dallas took an early 3-0 lead and are now winless throughout seven games on the road. Furthermore, the Flames have yet to compile more than a two game win streak which continues to be daunting with respect to the thought of playoffs...
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Looking to salvage one win from a four-game homestand, the Dallas Stars (12-12-3) will host the Calgary Flames (11-11-4) tonight at the American Airlines Center. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. CST and will be broadcasted locally on Fox Sports Southwest Plus.
This is the third and final meeting of the season between the two teams. On Feb. 13, the Flames smacked...