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Bedard's legend continues to grow with dazzling performance at packed Saddledome
Eric Francis
The hype generated by Connor Bedard's unprecedented dominance at the world juniors prompted 17,223 to pour into the Scotiabank Saddledome Wednesday to get an affordable look at the Regina Pats captain as he solidifies his future as the NHL’s first overall pick this summer. And they’ll never forget what they saw.
Holy water and potatoes: Stories from Jagr's short but memorable stint with Flames
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Flames takeaways: Vladar oblivious to tying club record in win over Kraken
Eric Francis
Dan Vladar insists he doesn’t want to know where he stands when it comes to the Calgary Flames record book. But even if the goalie doesn't care, he's in there now after yet another win -- this time over the Seattle Kraken on Friday.
'I never gave up': U of A grad Philp notches first NHL point as Blackhawks beat Flames
Eric Francis
On Christmas, Luke Philp presented his mom with his framed diploma from the University of Alberta. On Thursday, he gave her another emotional keepsake -- the puck with which he recorded his first NHL point.
Flames' desire to tighten up defensively gets that much harder without Tanev
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‘It was a special night’: Gaudreau appreciative of Flames fans in first return to Saddledome
Eric Francis
As much as Monday night meant for a fan base that spent the last six months waiting for the chance to share their frustration with his decision to leave, it meant every bit as much to the 29-year-old winger.
Johnny Gaudreau's return to Calgary a reminder of what almost never was
Eric Francis
The focus around Johnny Gaudreau’s return to the Saddledome Monday is about how things ended in Calgary. However, a look back at how it all began reveals just how perilously close it came to never happening at all.
Sutter’s mockery of Pelletier’s debut wasn’t just bad leadership – it lacked human decency
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Tkachuk brothers' vibrant personalities stem from colourful St. Louis roots
Eric Francis
There's a reason the Tkachuks' household in suburban St. Louis has produced two of the league’s most colourful players. Eric Francis stopped by to find out why.