Just how young are the Calgary Flames?

Ari Yanover
April 30 2016 10:00AM

When we look towards the draft, we look towards the future. It isn't always the immediate future - really, unless you're picking at the very top (knock on wood), it rarely is - but the draft is for bringing young talent in, and making teams better for years to come.

The Flames have had a lot of success in that area lately. Players like Sam Bennett, Sean Monahan, and Johnny Gaudreau are all young additions to this team over the past few years: all picked up during the draft, none likely even in the primes of their careers yet.

This is a pretty common feature amongst the Flames' top players. They still have some growing to do, but hopefully, with growth comes success.

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What's at stake in Saturday's draft lottery?

Ryan Pike
April 30 2016 08:00AM

Saturday night could be a pretty big night in the history of the Calgary Flames. By virtue of being a non-playoff team (and a substantially bad team to boot), the Flames have some fairly decent odds in this year's revamped draft lottery.

Rather than drawing numbers just for the first overall selection, this year's lottery will determine the first three selections in the 2016 NHL Draft. Since our friends at The Leafs Nation compiled a Consolidated Draft Ranking from a slew of sources, we can provide a brief glimpse of what's at stake when the ping-pong balls are drawn on Saturday evening at 5 p.m. MT (live on the CBC!).

The potential future Flames are listed here with their position in the Consolidated Rankings and the odds that the Flames will get that pick.

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The Flames and Bruce Boudreau would be a match made in heaven

Ryan Pike
April 29 2016 02:00PM

Following their first-round ouster at the hands of the Nashville Predators, the Anaheim Ducks announced today that they've parted ways with head coach Bruce Boudreau. The 61-year-old native of Toronto immediately becomes one of the most sought-after free agent coaches on the market, with the Ottawa Senators thought to be a potential suitor.

While the Calgary Flames do currently have Bob Hartley under contract for one more season as head coach, we had a thought: Bruce Boudreau and the Flames would be a perfect fit going forward.

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Flamesnation Player Evaluations: Kenny Agostino

Taylor McKee
April 29 2016 12:00PM

I will always use this photo when talking about Agostino. Always. In fact, I may just invent reasons to talk about Agostino just to use this photo.

There is a Dr. Strangelove-ian tendency to reference the Jarome Iginla trade when discussing Kenny Agostino, normally with an eye to the perceived lack of return that the Flames got for our dear Iggy. However, let's try and put that to the back burner and look at one of Stockton's most consistent performers this season after the jump!

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What if the Flames win the lottery?

Pat Steinberg
April 29 2016 10:00AM


The Calgary Flames have the fifth-best odds to win the NHL's Draft Lottery on Saturday night. After a disappointing season, seeing the team draft in the top three would be a nice consolation prize, as unlikely as it is. So what happens if the Flames win the lottery? What are their options if they get into the top three? And what's the best way to go if the most likely scenarios (them not drafting in the top three) play out?

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