FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Joe Nieuwendyk

Ryan Pike
August 28 2015 03:00PM

The tenth player on FlamesNation's All-Time Flames Team is no big surprise.

A Hockey Hall of Fame inductee and probably the best centerman in Calgary Flames history, Joe Nieuwendyk had a name that was hard to spell and relatively easy to pronounce. He also had a playing style that was easy to love but difficult to emulate - just ask Joe Colborne.

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Let's Talk About Community Revitalization Levies

Ryan Pike
August 28 2015 12:00PM

The centerpiece of the proposed funding package for the CalgaryNEXT project is a $240 million Community Revitalization Levy, aimed at transforming the West Village from a bunch of under-used land beside the river into a full-fledged community.

Of course, nobody really knows much about Community Revitalization Levies other than they've been used in the East Village. So I did a bit of digging, and here's what I figured out.

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #6 Rasmus Andersson

Ryan Pike
August 28 2015 09:00AM

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Finishing just a tad outside the top five in this year's listing of the Calgary Flames top prospects - as rated by the FlamesNation crew - is defenseman Rasmus Andersson.

The first player selected by the Flames in the 2015 NHL Draft seems tailor-made for the team's needs. He's a Swedish import who had a good first season in the Ontario Hockey League, and could find himself representing Sweden at Christmas' World Junior Championship.

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Stockton Heat Unveil 2015-16 Schedule

Ryan Pike
August 27 2015 06:19PM

The brave new world of the American Hockey League was finally revealed today, as the league officially released their 2015-16 schedule - featuring 68-game schedules for each of the five California-based teams.

As one of them, the Calgary Flames' AHL affiliate - the Stockton Heat - will play 68 games during their inaugural season. And they'll do so by only playing against 9 of the AHL's other 29 teams.

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FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Gary Roberts

Ryan Pike
August 27 2015 03:30PM

The latest member of FlamesNation's All-Time Team is the ninth player named to the club, but he's number 10 in your programs and your hearts - Gary Roberts.

One of the most prolific, gritty and versatile forwards in Calgary Flames history, Roberts was a rock on the left side for the Flames during some of the team's best years. Even as his body seemingly broke down due to injury in his later years, Roberts remained a productive player and a consummate professional.

Outside of Jarome Iginla and Miikka Kiprusoff, Roberts may be the best Flames player to not yet have his jersey number honoured (or retired) by the team.

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