Flames Weekly Prospect Update: Kneel before Matt Phillips

christian tiberi
December 13 2016 08:00AM

Even if you do kneel before him, you're probably going to be the same height.

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Flames Weekly Prospect Update: the WJC and winter break

christian tiberi
December 06 2016 08:00AM

Dillon Dube didn't do anything spectacular this past week, I just wanted to use this picture of him coming out of an dragon's Ogopogo's mouth for quite some time. I hope you enjoy the picture as much as I did.

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The Flames need to either put up or shut up with Mark Jankowski

christian tiberi
December 01 2016 12:00PM

It may come as a surprise to all of you, but I am not a big Mark Jankowski fan. I'll give you a minute to recover from the shock. Some of you are big Jankowski fans, and that's alright, too. Some don't have a strong preference either way, and that's also cool. We're all good pals here.

Regardless of where you think Jankowski will be in the future, the thing is that right now, he is not anything. He's a guy who clearly still needs some time before he will be a thing, and needs more time before we can declare that thing to be something or nothing.

The Flames are believers in Jankowski being something, and that's why they called him up to play. Well, that's not the only reason; Kris Versteeg may have been hurt, but it was nothing serious. Jankowski is a third here on merit, a third on precaution, and a third because Johnny Gaudreau and Lance Bouma are still hurt. 

But being here is also a detriment to Jankowski, because he's not playing. Not playing his first two games after being dragged across the continent on short notice is fair enough, but he's still with the Calgary Flames and not playing for them. That's a bad thing.

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Flames Weekly Prospect Update: Onwards to December

christian tiberi
November 29 2016 12:00PM

We're now two months into the general hockey season, and clearer patterns have begun to emerge. The Flames haven't totally shaken off the early October struggles and are still, at their core, an inconsistent disaster that has been propped up by good goaltending (for once). We've all been waiting for the team to turn the mythical corner, and to their credit, they have. Their only problem is that time is a flat circle.

For the positive side of this intro, let's look to the prospects who, nearly a quarter into the season, have had very good performances. As previously mentioned, clearer patterns have emerged. Contenders have separated from pretenders, and there are more of the former than the latter. Let's dive in.

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Dillon Dube named to Team Canada's WJC selection roster

christian tiberi
November 29 2016 10:22AM

This morning, Team Canada officially announced their selection roster for the 2017 World Junior Championship, including Kelowna Rocket and Flames prospect Dillon Dube. The 32 man roster currently contains 19 forwards including Dube, and will be cut to 22 players after selection camp, held from Dec. 11-14 in Broisband, Quebec.

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