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#1 DirtyDeeds

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

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I am guessing that SNET west or SNET Flames will cover the other games not listed with these broadcasters.

As I had heard we get no crossover games. No east teams will play west teams.

5 of our first 6 games are at home. I hope that is a big plus.

We only play the Oilers 4 times I had heard 5.

#2 kehatch

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:09 PM

Four game road trip to end the season could prove interesting

#3 C_worthy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Four game road trip to end the season could prove interesting

StL and Chi could have playoff spots wrapped up by that time

#4 Invin

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:14 PM

Starting the season with back to back games huh? Go Flames!

#5 C_worthy

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:18 PM

Starting the season with back to back games huh? Go Flames!

I like that = it's not like they're tired.

Extra day of practice (two if you count the travel to Edmonton that they would have had), then 2 quick games. Best back to back spot possible IMO

#6 conundrumed

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

4 games/wk, every week, hello backup goalie.
Tough finish, but if you're in the equation, that's the stuff you overcome to prove it.
Inter division didn't reduce much from being way too high in the reg to begin with.
Detroit, Nashville and Columbus our only games against Eastern teams. :ph34r:

#7 FlamesShine4ever

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

It seems like there are fewer Tuesday and Thursday games than normal. At least that's my perception.

It's actually a good thing for me though as my university schedule is more evening based on those days.

Hopefully one of the backups step it up this year as this is a really condensed schedule. But all in all it's nice to have hockey back.

#8 Carty

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

So, for games against it looks like:

5 - Vancouver
5 - Minnesota
4 - Edmonton
4 - Colorado
3 - San Jose
3 - Anaheim
3 - Chicago
3 - Detroit
3 - Columbus
3 - Dallas
3 - St. Louis
3 - Phoenix
3 - Los Angeles
3 - Nashville

Much as we expected, all of the games are against other Western Division teams...

I don't think it is as balanced as it could have been, playing two teams 5 times, two teams 4 times, and the rest 3 times... But it is what it is...

#9 CrustyFan

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:35 AM

13 of the games televised; are you kidding me? Almost as bad as the lockout, what a kick in the gut.

#10 The_Snowbear

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

Crusty your looking at the games cbc and tsn has picked up Sportsnet hasnt chimed in yet im sure they will pick pretty close to the rest of those

#11 C_worthy

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:04 AM

the contract with Sportsnet stipulates that all games are covered.

#12 Kipper14

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

Man this conference is just so stacked!! The only teams on that list where I can say we should be able to win are the Columbus, Phoenix, Dallas, and maybe Nashville. Even those games are obviously never shoe ins....Nashville and Phoenix make up for their lack of star power with excellent coaching and stellar goalies etc. The rest of the teams in the conference are pretty darn good.

This is going to be a 48 game battle for us. We really need our big guns to come out and lead this team night in and night out....Iginla, Tangs, Cammy, Gio, Kipper...none can take a night off.

The top 6 spots in the conference will likely be filled by Van, LA, Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, and San Jose, that's going to leave 7 other teams battling for those last 2 spots.

Every game really DOES matter now boys! GO FLAMES GO!!!!

#13 C_worthy

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

Man this conference is just so stacked!! The only teams on that list where I can say we should be able to win are the Columbus, Phoenix, Dallas, and maybe Nashville. Even those games are obviously never shoe ins....Nashville and Phoenix make up for their lack of star power with excellent coaching and stellar goalies etc. The rest of the teams in the conference are pretty darn good.

This is going to be a 48 game battle for us. We really need our big guns to come out and lead this team night in and night out....Iginla, Tangs, Cammy, Gio, Kipper...none can take a night off.

The top 6 spots in the conference will likely be filled by Van, LA, Chicago, St Louis, Detroit, and San Jose, that's going to leave 7 other teams battling for those last 2 spots.

Every game really DOES matter now boys! GO FLAMES GO!!!!

I doubt very much that Detroit is top 6. SJ is no guarantee either.

#14 DirtyDeeds

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Not that it really relates much to this season with all our changes, but there is an article on how the teams did against their own conference and how it would have affected the standings had there been no inter-conference games last season.

The final West standings would have looked like this:
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If you want to read the whole article/Blog for context it can be found here.

I doubt very much that Detroit is top 6. SJ is no guarantee either.


I will be watching both NJ and the Wings to see how the huge changes at vital positions have affected each team.

#15 Kipper14

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

I doubt very much that Detroit is top 6. SJ is no guarantee either.


I have a tough time seeing Detroit and San Jose not finishing top 6. Yes, neither are the powerhouses of a few seasons ago, but they're still solid hockey clubs. At the very least, they should still both be in the post season.

#16 Cecka

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Who is gunna be waiting next to the pc to snag your tickets at 10am tuesday ?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

I have a tough time seeing Detroit and San Jose not finishing top 6. Yes, neither are the powerhouses of a few seasons ago, but they're still solid hockey clubs. At the very least, they should still both be in the post season.


Do not underestimate the impact of Lidstrom to Detroit's success. I can't think of a single player that impacts a game as much as he did. I seem to recall reading that they were sub .500 in the games he missed during his tenure (don't know if that's true...maybe someone with time on their hands can delve into that). Add in the loss of Stuart and Hudler (who happened to be their 2nd leading goal scorer last year) and a fall from grace becomes very real.

As for SJ, they didn't finish top 6 last year. Their roster has done nothing to make me think that will change. In fact, I suspect they'll slip a little more again this year (as they've done each of the past couple years), and be one of the teams fighting for a final playoff spot.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

Here's an article with total miles travelled with each team's schedule including back-to-back count.

http://www.onthefore...k-to-back-games

The 12 double headers don't help Detroit much...

#19 hwy19man

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

Yes, the remaining 35 games are on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet Flames. The link below shows 34 Flames telecasts and
the 35th game is on April 1 in Edmonton which is counted as an Oilers telecast.

http://www.sportsnet...roadcast_sched/

#20 iamcnd1965

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Our Schedule

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I am guessing that SNET west or SNET Flames will cover the other games not listed with these broadcasters.

As I had heard we get no crossover games. No east teams will play west teams.

5 of our first 6 games are at home. I hope that is a big plus.

We only play the Oilers 4 times I had heard 5.