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Game Preview: Flames vs Phoenix Coyotes

When hot meets cold something has to give, that is the case tonight as the struggling Flames head into Phoenix to face the red-hot Coyotes. This is the third of four meetings between the clubs, with Phoenix taking the first two games including a 4-3 SO victory last Thursday at the Dome. The Flames squandered a 2-0 first period lead and lost their second of their current 4-game skid. The Coyotes probably don’t want February to end as they went a remarkable 11-0-1 and jumped from 12th in the West to 3rd and leading the Pacific Division. Tonight’s game in Phoenix, kicks-off a mini 2-game road trip for the Flames as they will head into Anaheim tomorrow night. The Flames will also look to snap their current 6-game losing streak against the Coyotes.

Flames do need a re-build...in the front office.

Brad Windsor Dissects the Flames deadline inaction and calls for new management.

Flames Sing the Blues

The Flames looked really bad against the St Louis Blues and lost again -- their fourth straight.

They will continue to fall further out of the playoff race if they cant turn this around quickly.

Feaster stood pat on TDD. Players should have been relieved. Instead the team looked frustrated and befuddled

Deadline Dud

Today's Trade Deadline couldn't have been more boring as only 15 deals were struck with the biggest one coming from the Vancouver Canucks and Buffalo Sabres which saw Cody Hodgson and Zach Kassian swapped jerseys. The Trade Deadline day I will say is over-hyped but it has been proven to be one of the most important days in the NHL season, as smart teams have added the right pieces and have went on to win Stanley Cups.

I get excited every year for the Trade Deadline and I don't think that will change anytime soon. Now that is over, here are today's winners and losers.

Game Preview: Flames vs St. Louis Blues

The Flames and Blues head into the dome tonight for a game probably not many fans have had their mind on all day. Both the Flames and Blues decided to stay pat, as neither one made a single trade today. Regardless there is a game to be played and more importantly two points on the line. The Blues have been one of the surprises this season, not the fact that they are in the playoff race but more of the fact that the Blues are competing with the Red Wings for the Central Division crown as they sit just two points back. The Flames on the other hand are trying to just prove that they are a playoff team as they are currently on a 3 game skid and sit 3 points back of the 8th place Dallas Stars.

The Most Over-Hyped, Over-Analyzed Day of the Year

Greger Buer looks at why Trade Deadline Day has become to most over hyped day on the NHL calender and why the Flames didn't do anything today, but have made moves in the past three months that made up for it.

Deadline Frenzy?

BREAKING NEWS:

According to Newman, Flames have re-signed F Tim Jackman to a two year deal. Deal is worth 1.2 million dollars. Stay with TCL West as more deals trickle in after the deadline

Intellectual Honesty: The Calgary Flames

The Flames sit in a position where they are neither buyers or sellers but what is best for the long term is what should be put into consideration heading into tomorrow's Trade Deadline.

TCL & TCL West is your spot for all things going on during tomorrow's Trade Deadline

Flames lose third straight; Trade Deadline Looms

The Flames once again blew a big lead and lost in a shootout.

Now, they sit one point back of the 8th and final spot and need to wake the hell up if they pan on playing playoff hockey in April.

Will Jay Feaster make a move or will he stand pat? All is answered here.

Game Preview: Flames vs Philadelphia Flyers

Inconsistency is the featured word heading into tonight’s clash between the Flames and the Philadelphia Flyers. This is the first and only meeting between the clubs this season as in the past two years; each team has one win against each other (10/11- Flames 3-2 SO, 09/10- Flyers- 3-0). Dating back almost a decade shows that Dome ice has been good for the Flyers winning 3 straight since March 2001. Both teams have battled inconsistency this season, causing respective coaches and front office staff to pull the hair out of their head at moments and wonder if their team is a legitimate playoff team.