WHL Sked Released - See Flames Kids Live

Ryan Pike
June 25 2014 01:15PM

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The Western Hockey League, home of the Calgary Hitmen (owned by the Flames) released its 2014-15 regular season schedule this morning. Because the Flames have many drafted players currently in the 'Dub, we now know when we'll have the chance to see prospects play live!

And depending on the results of this weekend's NHL Draft, there will probably be more names added to this list on Monday.

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The 2014 Flames Fifteen - #2 Johnny Gaudreau

Kent Wilson
June 25 2014 10:00AM

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Few Calgary prospects have had an amateur career comparable to Johnny Gaudreau. National champion, gold medalist, tournament MVP, league MVP and multiple all-star, Gaudreau can count himself amongst the very few hockey players who has had several t-shirts made of them before ever stepping on the ice as a pro. He's a sublime talent and probably the most exciting player in the Flames system.

The only reason Gaudreau isn't #1 on this list is the same thing that has no doubt dogged him throughout his career: his small stature.

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Your Flames 2014-15 schedule, HIGHLIGHTED

bookofloob
June 24 2014 11:30AM

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It's officially summer, the sun is out, the flooding is kinda gone, the birds are chirping and not in the really annoying way. The solstice is now, friends, and as the temperatures rise and the patios beckon, it's that time of year where there's only one thing we as Calgary Flames want to do: sit in our basements poring over the newly unveiled 2014-15 Calgary Flames schedule, looking for which games we want to spend our hard earned money on, and which games are against the Coyotes, as our skin gets pastier and gross.

But 82 games is a lot, and it's hard to know which games are worth watching (it's all of them, you cynics, but I know it's not ALL of them), and maybe if you had a handy guide to tell you what kind of hijinks McGrattan and friends are going to get themselves into this year, and where.

This is not that guide, Citizens. There is no guide. The guide is the actual schedule. But this is a brief synopsis of what the Flaming C is looking at come October and also a complete waste of your time. 

ENJOY!

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The 2014 Flames Fifteen - #3: Sven Baertschi

Justin Azevedo
June 24 2014 08:53AM

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Did something happen to Sven Baertschi?

The 21-year-old prospect - once the crown jewel of Calgary’s stable - has seen his stock drop considerably in the eyes of many since he was drafted 13th overall less than three full years ago. On the surface, it looks pretty cut and dry. Is there more underneath?

SVEN comes in at #3 on our 2014 Flames Fifteen.

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AN ARGUMENT FOR NHLE

Byron Bader
June 24 2014 08:00AM

NHLe is an equivalency formula used by some in the hockey analytics community.  It’s a method of standardizing scoring across various major and junior leagues.  Standardized scoring gives an idea of how players, generally younger prospects, perform at the NHL level. Some argue its merit as a valuable metric in assessing future performance.  The following provides a framework of how it can be used as a possible drafting qualifier.

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