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Video- Matthew Tkachuk Elbow To Drew Doughty’s Head

via Bo Hamby of LA Kings Insider,

Doughty, on the hit he took from Matthew Tkachuk in the first period:
He’s a pretty dirty player, that kid. To be a rookie and play like that is a little surprising. I don’t know exactly what happened because I got hit in the head, but I thought he elbowed me. I can’t tell you for sure, so I’m not going to really say if I think anything should happen, but whatever it was, it hurt pretty bad, and it’s going to hurt for a little bit.

Doughty, on whether Tkachuk’s hit was the result of anything earlier in that shift:
It’s just that every game I’ve played against him basically, me and him get after it a little bit. Obviously, partially that’s my fault, too, because I like to get under peoples’ skin, too. He’s a young guy in the league, and I don’t think he necessarily meant to hurt me or anything like that, but he did.

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Michael Ferland On His Past Problem

from Eric Francis at Sportsnet,

On a rare day when Micheal Ferland isn’t surrounded by a horde of media-types asking about his latest heroics as an unlikely addition to the Calgary Flames top line, he sits in a quiet corner of the dressing room, reflecting.

Happy, healthy and engaged to the mother of his 10-month-old daughter, his life and his career are moving in a far better direction than they were three years ago.

Back then his life was dominated by a rage he fueled with alcohol, jeopardizing everything he has today.

“I just couldn’t have two beers — I’d want to keep going,” said a candid Ferland, 24, of a drinking problem he developed shortly after he started drinking at 15. “I was a pretty aggressive person. I was always trying to pick fights. It was pretty dumb. Thinking about the stories now, there were just a lot of embarrassing moments. All the dumb stuff I ever did I was always drunk. When I went out I would just do dumb s–t.”

Caught up in a hockey culture in which regular nights out on the town as a Brandon Wheat King turned into sloppy incidents, the hulking winger was regularly lectured by team owner/coach/GM Kelly McCrimmon, who’d heard plenty of reports about Ferland’s antics.


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Video- You Make The Call On Sidney Crosby’s Goal

from Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herad,

...when playing the best player in the world and the defending Stanley Cup champions are coming at you, you have to expect a late push. It happened with 3:31 remaining, when Crosby battled with Mark Giordano in front of Flames goalie Brian Elliott and eventually willed in a goal to knot the action 3-3.

The Flames challenged goaltender interference.

But, heck, even Elliott knew that one was counting.

“You’re not getting that call,” Elliott said. “It’s 87. I don’t really understand the goalie interference and I’m a goalie, so it’s always up in the air.”

more on the Flames 4-3 win, their 10th in a row...



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Curtis Lazar Traded To Calgary

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The Calgary Flames Get Michael Stone From Arizona



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Video- Bad Goal Of The Night Goes To Brian Elliott

Alex Edler with his Nick Lidstrom impression.



The comparison...

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A Bad Night For Johnny Gaudreau And The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

In the midst of a second period in which the Flames fell behind 4-0 to the second-worst team in hockey, Johnny Gaudreau found himself on Matt Stajan’s checking line with Grindin’ Garnet Hathaway.

When asked what the Flames former leading scorer did to earn the punishment coach Glen Gultzan was short.

“He turned the puck over in the neutral zone there,” said Gulutzan, clearly unhappy with no. 13’s play.

“We’re trying to play direct when it was 1-0.”

With word he had a meeting with Gaudreau earlier in the day, Gulutzan was asked if such a turnover was discussed with him.

“We’ve talked to all our guys about playing a certain way.”

Asked if such a move seemed extreme for a play-making forward whose forte is creativity and taking chances, he bristled.

“I don’t think it’s extreme,” he said.

“We need points. It was 1-0.”

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Below are the game highlights of Calgary's 5-0 loss to the Arizona Coyotes...

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Video- Is This Goaltender Interference?

You make the call...


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Johnny Gaudreau Needs Protection

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Now a British resident whose exposure to the NHL is limited to morning highlights, the former Flames enforcer took to Twitter after seeing Gaudreau leveled earlier this week by the Leafs’ Leo Komarov.

“How bad does Johnny want a guy on the team to stick up for him? Poor little guy,” wrote McGrattan, quickly adding an addendum. “Back in the day, we would send Komarov back to Russia with a broken face eating ketchup sandwiches.”

Okay, a step back.

This is not a piece suggesting the speedier and more skilled game of today is worse off due to the disappearance of frontier justice-servers like McGrattan. Gaudreau did, after all, snap out of a lengthy scoring funk with an overtime winner Thursday night over the host Ottawa Senators that was his first goal in 12 games.

What it does point out is that the role toughness plays in protecting players of Gaudreau’s size and ilk is very real and is having a significant impact on the way Gaudreau has played this year.

While many wonder whether the weight of a new contract or some personal issues are chiefly responsible for his struggles, it says here teams figured out the best way to neutralize him is to physically abuse his 159-pound frame every chance they get.

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Video- Glen Gulutzan On The Calgary Flames “Pathetic” loss To Montreal

Glen Gulutzan after the Calgary Flames lost 5-1 to the Montreal Canadiens.


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