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Canada, USA Gold Medal Foes Again At 4 Nations Cup

Team Canada the Ones to Beat At 4 Nations Cup

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The Calgary Flames don't care what people think about their involvement in Calgary Pride Parade

The evolution in positive thinking towards gay rights in Canada over the last two decades has been nothing short of astounding. The Calgary Flames organization clearly feels as though it's important to help further that cause, getting involved in the Calgary Pride Parade and notifying people of their involvement on Facebook. There were plenty of dissenters on their Facebook post and the organization saw it fit to let them know that they simply don't care about their objections. Many were greeted with something along the lines of the following canned response: "The Flames are proud to be involved in the community in a variety of ways and this weekend is Calgary Pride Parade. Brian Burke is the Grand Marshal of the Parade and Mark Giordano, Mason Raymond, and Matt Stajan are marching. Members of the Hitmen and Roughnecks are also going to be there ~" Upon being called out about the canned response, the account issued the following statement: "When the inquires are the same, the responses we send are the same."

Canada Beats Finland, Heads To Gold Medal Game

Canada Heads to Semis Friday With Win Over Finland

The Canadians ended group play with a 2-1-0 record and look to get even better heading into Friday's semifinals.

Canadians Split Opening Weekend in Malmo

After a loss to the U.S. in the first game of the tournament, the Canadians rebounded with a sound beating of Russia, 4-0.

Women's Worlds 2015: Team Canada Preview

It's the mooooost wonderful tiiiiime of the yeeeeear... where the rivalry's going and everyone's gloating when their countries perseveeeeeeerrre...

Five Inferno Players at Women's Worlds

Canada 5, Russia 4: Rushan Rafikov wins silver

If you're a Canadian Flames fan, then the game went pretty much just as well as you could hope for.

Russia 4, Sweden 1: Rafikov now in reduced role

The Flames' lone prospect at the 2015 World Juniors is now guaranteed a medal. Just two questions remain: what colour will it be, and what role will he play?

Russia 3, USA 2: Powerplays send Russia to semis

While he's going to get the chance at a medal, Rafikov didn't have a big impact in the game.

Czech Republic 4, Russia 1: Rafikov non-factor

The Flames' lone prospect at the tournament failed to make a positive impact as the Czechs dominated the Russians.

Sweden 3, Russia 2: Rafikov another assist

Rushan Rafikov kept up his point per game pace, but it wasn't enough as his Russians fell to the Swedes in group play.

Russia 3, Denmark 2 (SO): Shaky start for Rafikov

Team Denmark gave the Russians quite a scare in the opening World Juniors matchup. Rafikov faltered a bit to start, but looked much better as the game went on.

Rafikov lone Flames prospect at 2015 World Juniors

Rafikov should be a leader for the Russians. Since the Flames have so few prospects on defence, his games - and we have the schedule below - just might be worth watching.

World Championship bronze medal game: Backs wins

Mikael Backlund was the lone Flame to receive any hardware at the World Championship. He helped lead Team Sweden to a bronze medal.

World Championship semifinals: Playing for bronze

Both Sweden and the Czech Republic lost their semifinal games, so Mikael Backlund and Jiri Hudler will be fighting it out for bronze.

World Championship quarterfinals: Two in semis

Team USA fell to Team Czech Republic, Team Canada fell to Team Finland, and Team Sweden defeated Team Belarus. Two Flames have made it through to the semifinals.

World Championship day 12: Oh my Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau gave us a hell of a show on the last day of group play.

World Championship day 11: Just Backlund

Mikael Backlund and Team Sweden completed their preliminary round games today.

World Championship day 10: Backlund: Still good

Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund played against one another, while Johnny Gaudreau and Jiri Hudler had games of their own.

World Championship day 9: Just Jiri

The preliminary round is winding down.

World Championship day 8: Mony, Gaudreau, Backs x2

The same three Flames that were in action yesterday were in action today.

World Championship day 7: Mony, Gaudreau, Backs

The Flames are continuing to have a good World Championship.

World Championship day 6: So much Hudler

Jiri Hudler was the only Flame in action today.

World Championship day 5: Only Backs played today

Yup. Just Mickis.

World Championship day 4: Monahan rising

Three Flames took to the ice today: two against each other, and one against the Russians.

World Championship day 3: Backlund vs. Hudler

Just two Flames were in action today, and they were playing against each other.

World Championship day 2: Backs leads; more Mony

With Sven Baertschi done for the tournament, day two saw only three Flames in action - but they all had great days.

World Championship day 1: Four Flames in action

Four Flames were in action on the opening day of the World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

Flames at the World Championship schedule

Sixteen teams, 56 games. It's a lot of round robin hockey, and only five teams have Flames on them. Here's when they're all playing.

Gaudreau latest Flame going to World Championships

Four Flames are now confirmed to be representing their countries.


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