How Do Calgary's Defensive Pairings Shake Out?

Ryan Pike
September 02 2015 12:00PM

This was an exciting summer to be following the Calgary Flames.

General manager Brad Treliving made a big swing at the NHL Draft, acquiring Dougie Hamilton from the Boston Bruins for a few draft picks. Fan excitement was high, as was anticipation from media types regarding just how much of an impact Hamilton could have on a pretty talented young Flames team.

With an eye towards exploring just how much Hamilton can impact the Flames in 2015-16, let's dig into the possible pairings for the next season.

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #3 Emile Poirier

arii
September 02 2015 09:00AM

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We're in the top three in our annual FlamesNation prospect rankings now, and when you get to the top three, you know you're getting good players. At least, in theory you are - and unless your prospect pool has no hope whatsoever, by this point, you're looking at future NHLers.

The Flames are a few years out of the hopeless prospect pool era now. And Emile Poirier, who comes in at number three? He's probably gonna be pretty good.

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FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Jamie Macoun

Mike Cadarette
September 01 2015 03:00PM


As far as defensive defenseman go, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than Jamie Macoun in Calgary Flames history. He, along with Ric Nattress, formed one of the stingiest shutdown pairings of the 1988-89 season to help earn the Flames their first Stanley Cup.

But things weren’t always so great Macoun.

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Which Flames Should You Draft In Fantasy Leagues?

Ryan Pike
September 01 2015 12:00PM

Well, training camps open next week and before you know it, it'll be time for fantasy drafts. Particularly given that the Calgary Flames were one of the eight best teams in the National Hockey League last year - it seems weird to us, too - there might be a growing temptation to draft Flames players wherever possible.

So which players should you try to grab and who should you steer clear of? We dissected Yahoo's rankings for the entire Flames roster to give you some tips and tricks for using Flames players to maximize your fantasy hockey success.

Players are listed with their Yahoo overall rank in brackets.

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #4 Oliver Kylington

Christian Roatis
September 01 2015 09:00AM

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When the 2014/15 NHL Season was about to get underway, there was a mild disappointment in the air in Calgary as just about everybody agreed the team was a tad too good to be in the McDavid/Eichel sweepstakes.

There was however a shot they could finish bottom 5, and that personally got me uber excited, because it put them right in the wheelhouse to draft Swedish wunderkind Oliver Kylington (at that time, with the ‘killer’ pronunciation of: Killing-ton).

Kylington was fresh off a full SHL season as a 16 year old, and had got most everybody in Swedish hockey all hot and bothered with his oozing of potential.

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