FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #2 Jon Gillies

Ryan Pike
September 03 2015 09:00AM


When I was a young boy, the Calgary Flames seemed to have a very particular idea of what a goaltender should be. They jettisoned Mike Vernon, a perfectly fine but physically tiny older goaltender, in favour of a young, tall man named Trevor Kidd.

Trevor Kidd never really worked out. He was an excellent junior goaltender, winning awards and medals and championships. He just couldn't bring it together as a professional.

Now the Flames have another tall goaltender with some impressive amateur pedigree. Per the annual ranking by FlamesNation's writing staff, the Calgary Flames' second-best prospect is Jon Gillies.

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FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Miikka Kiprusoff

September 02 2015 03:00PM

You can't have an all-time team without a starting goalie. And is there anybody better to anoint as a starter than the guy who, for seven straight seasons, played at least 70 games a season? At a (mostly consistently) high level? And somehow didn't die?

From lockout to lockout, Miikka Kiprusoff was the backbone of the Calgary Flames. He was in net night in and night out, and while he never won a Stanley Cup for his efforts (although he was one of two major reasons the Flames even got close), he did secure the only Vezina Trophy in the franchise's history.

You better believe he starts for the FlamesNation All-Time Flames Team.

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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

September 02 2015 09:00AM


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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