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Mikael Backlund hits ground running in return to Flames’ lineup

It’s usually pretty tough to come back from a long break like Christmas, especially when you’re writing about a whole new team. It was easy to write about the Oilers; underachieving teams give lots of discussion points and lots of great stories. But here I am on a somewhat less controversial path, writing about the […] The post Mikael Backlund hits ground running in return...
Via Along the Boards
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mikael Backlund, 2015 Second Half Fantasy Sleeper

In seven seasons since the Flames took Mikael Backlund 24th overall he has failed to live up his draft position or the hype that followed. Not once has he topped 40 points or 20 goals, so it might seem odd to peg him as a second half sleeper now, but after he returned from an abdominal injury recently he’s been on fire. Since January 7th he’s put up three goals, two assists,...
Via Razzball Hockey
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames give head coach Bob Hartley extension

            Bob Hartley, head coach of the Calgary Flames, has earned himself a new deal. Hartley, who has guided the scrappy Flames to a surprising 17-14-2 record and are tied with the Los Angeles Kings for the last wild card spot in the Western Conference, got a multi-year extension on Wednesday. He’s led them to a 71-79-13 record...
Via Sports-Glory
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Flames Injury Update: Mikael Backlund placed on IR

As if losing Matt Stajan, Joe Colborne and Mason Raymond wasn't enough to aggravate any Flames fan, add veteran center Mikael Backlund to the ever-growing list of injured players for Calgary. Dhiren Mahiban of ProHockeyTalk.com is reporting that Backlund was placed on injured reserved yesterday. #482030323 / gettyimages.com Backlund suffered an abdominal injury this past summer...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Backlund's OT goal lifts Flames over Wild 4-3

CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund scored two goals, including the winner 2:25 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Backlund took the puck to the net and sent a pass to Sean Monahan for a shot that was stopped by goalie Darcy Kuemper. The puck bounced into the air, and Backlund batted it down and past Kuemper to give Calgary...
Via Fox Sports North
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 lines of the week: Toronto's big line shines

Say what you want about the Maple Leafs, but from January 10th to January 17th, no one in the NHL produced more than their first line. Here are the top 10 lines for the week: ( graph via Dobber Hockey ) - The Devils are surging led by Clowe, Henrique and Ryder. 1-0-2 this week. For them, picking up points is huge. - Two biggest surprises on this list our the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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