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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Parsons and Fox invited to Team USA World Junior selection camp

Ryan Pike
December 05 2016 03:29PM

As a very news-filled Monday chugs along, we have even more World Junior Championship roster news that involves the Calgary Flames.

Goaltender Tyler Parsons and defenseman Adam Fox, both 2016 draft picks, have been invited to the selection camp for Team USA's World Junior tournament roster.

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The season so far in seven-game segments

Ryan Pike
December 05 2016 02:00PM

Seemingly eons ago, Bob Hartley gained a lot of praise from fans and onlookers for his method of chopping the 82-game National Hockey League season into digestible seven-game chunks. The justification was that it approximated playoff series length, and if a team wins enough seven-game segments they'd be very likely to make the playoffs.

In the interest of taking a different look at the Flames' struggles thus far, we've done the same thing to this season. Hartley may be gone, but his legacy lives on. (But only in this one, specific way. Okay, this and the stretch pass...)

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Karnaukhov, Kylington invited to World Junior camps, Tuulola not invited

Ryan Pike
December 05 2016 12:30PM

Two more Calgary Flames prospects are in contention for roster spots at the upcoming World Junior Championship tournament, while another has not been invited to try out for his national team.

Pavel Karnaukhov has been named to Russia's preliminary roster and Oliver Kylington has been named to Sweden's preliminary roster, while Eetu Tuulola was not invited to Finland's camp.

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Flames return Hunter Shinkaruk to Stockton Heat

Ari Yanover
December 05 2016 11:53AM

Oh, Hunter, we hardly knew ye.

At least to start this season, that was especially true. When injuries hit the Flames, they recalled Hunter Shinkaruk. He played seven of a possible 16 games, averaging just 10:35 in ice time over their course. He scored one assist while he was up, and that was about it.

In short, he wasn't doing much in the NHL during this recall, not that he was given much of a chance to. That's probably why the Flames have returned Shinkaruk to the AHL's Stockton Heat.

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