The Pipeline: Seven Contenders for Calgary's Next Starter

Ryan Pike
November 21 2012 10:13AM

 

 

About two years ago, the Calgary Flames had a bit of a problem.

Star goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff had gotten up in years and was turning 34 years old. People began to openly wonder how long Kiprusoff could continue carrying the club on his back, net-minding wise. Unfortunately, the Flames didn't have much in the tank for up-and-coming goalies, save for maybe Leland Irving, who was struggling to cement himself as a number-one netminder in the AHL.

Flash forward to late 2012, and things are a bit more complicated and arguably a bit rosier for the organization.

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World Junior Hopefuls: Jon Gillies

Ryan Pike
November 20 2012 03:35PM

Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from the age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors. Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.

Next up is Jon Gillies.

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Flames Prospect Update, November 19 2012

Ryan Pike
November 19 2012 09:35AM

As American Thanksgiving looms upon us mere Canadians – and with it, the opportunity for big, big savings on Black Friday – hockey continues to chug along. Every single Flames prospect was in action this weekend. Here's how they're looking in mid-to-late November.

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Flames Weekend Guide, November 15 2012

Ryan Pike
November 15 2012 11:10AM

 

 

It's a busy weekend ahead for basically all non-NHL levels of professional and amateur hockey. The World Junior selection camps loom on the horizon and we're getting down to the meat of the professional schedule, so a lot of players have things to prove.

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World Junior Hopefuls: Ryan Culkin

Ryan Pike
November 14 2012 12:31PM

 

 

Every year, the annual IIHF World Junior Championship tournament provides young hockey players with a great opportunity to show their wares against the best players from their age-group from throughout the world. It's a great development tool and players as varied as Jarome Iginla, Roman Horak and Leland Irving have had the chance to represent their nations at the World Juniors.

Over the next few weeks, we're going to take a look at the chances of the various Flames prospects vying for World Junior roster spots.

First up is Ryan Culkin.

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