Dominate Your Pool with the Daily Faceoff Draft Guide

Ryan Pike
September 09 2015 12:15PM

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It's hockey pool season, and if you're like me, pool season is a time to try to out-smart and out-wit your hockey-loving friends

Our pals at Daily Faceoff have toiled endlessly in their lair to compile a compendium of drafting information to allow you to dominate your pool.

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FN's All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Lanny McDonald

Ryan Pike
September 08 2015 03:00PM

When you think of the Calgary Flames history, you think of a Stanley Cup win and a talented man with epic mustache that helped make it all possible.

The latest member of FlamesNation's All-Time Flames Team is the man that (co-)captained the Flames to the 1989 Stanley Cup in his last season, and set the team's single-season goal-scoring record in his first full season with the franchise.

That's right, it's Lanny McDonald.

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Flames Unveil 2015 Prospect Camp Roster

Ryan Pike
September 08 2015 12:37PM

After a shorter absence than usual around these parts - the byproduct of a two-round Stanley Cup Playoff run by the Calgary Flames - hockey will officially return later this week! The Flames begin their prospect camp on Thursday and then head over to Penticton, BC for the annual Young Stars Classic tournament starting on Friday.

Here's what you need to know about the next week or so.

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Breaking Down The National TV Schedule

Ryan Pike
September 08 2015 12:00PM

Last year, the Calgary Flames were thought to be one of the worst teams in the NHL before the season began. And if you take a look at the national television schedule, the team's national games were really front-loaded.

But after 2014-15's impressive performance, the surge in interest in the Calgary Flames has been reflected in the national television schedule for this coming season. Now that we've had time to sift through everything, here's what you need to know about the national television schedule for the Flames in 2015-16.

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Where Does Mason Raymond Fit On The Flames?

Ryan Pike
September 07 2015 02:00PM

Based on what he'd accomplished when he was signed with the Calgary Flames, I was somewhat excited when the team locked up Mason Raymond for a three-year deal last summer. He had speed. He had shown himself to be a pretty capable offensive player. And he's about the same age as I am, for whatever that's worth.

So you can imagine my immense disappointment when Mason Raymond's first season in Calgary came and went largely without fanfare. Not only did it unfold without "fanfare," but Raymond engaged in a virtual free-fall down the team's depth chart throughout the season, eventually spending the playoffs on the fourth line with Brandon Bollig and Josh Jooris. (And that was because Lance Bouma was hurt, because Raymond had been a healthy scratch down the stretch.)

Now that the Flames have added Michael Frolik in the off-season, and that they have to juggle the waiver statuses of Micheal Ferland and Drew Shore (and the emergence of Sam Bennett), where does Mason Raymond fit in on the roster?

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