Three rookies flying under the radar

Pat Steinberg
September 23 2016 08:30AM

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With main camp getting underway for the Calgary Flames, many eyes will be on NHL hopefuls like Matthew Tkachuk, Mark Jankowski, and Oliver Kylington. While those guys deserve the eyeballs they'll get, they aren't the only ones with a chance to make an impact at camp. I've got three guys who might do just that even though they'll probably be flying under the radar heading in.

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5 prospects to watch in Penticton

Pat Steinberg
September 16 2016 10:00AM

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It's that time of year again. Top prospects from the Calgary Flames, along with their Western Canadian counterparts, have descended upon Penticton, British Columbus for the 2016 Young Stars Classic. This event serves as the official kickoff to the season and has also been a nice springboard for a number of players in recent years. 

The Flames are bringing one of the better and more intriguing crews to the South Okanagan this year, and I've got my top five names to keep an eye on.

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Can Matthew Tkachuk crack this year's NHL roster?

Pat Steinberg
August 31 2016 10:00AM

The question above has been asked frequently since the Flames drafted Tkachuk sixth overall in June. In fact, since Sean Monahan scored 20 goals as a freshly drafted 18-year-old a few years ago, we've been asking this question annually about different Calgary prospects to varying degrees. But what about Tkachuk? Can he make this roster out of camp? And can he stay there all season long?

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What's taking Johnny Gaudreau's contract so long?

Pat Steinberg
August 29 2016 04:50PM

Every passing day we go without a Johnny Gaudreau contract announcement, the more nervous Calgary Flames fans get. Not only is Gaudreau one of the most exciting players we've seen in recent Flames history, he's also crucial for the team's desired return to prominence. So why hasn't a deal been reached yet? There are some pretty compelling answers to that question, but that likely doesn't make you feel better as a fan.

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What are realistic expectations for Glen Gulutzan?

Pat Steinberg
August 27 2016 10:00AM

The reaction seemed to be mostly positive when the Calgary Flames hired Glen Gulutzan as head coach in the middle of June. Gulutzan made a good first impression and addressed a number of things Flames fans had become frustrated with under Bob Hartley's regime, namely possession and blocked shots. Now in his second job as an NHL head coach, let's delve into what we might expect from Gulutzan, specifically in the early going.

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