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July 01 2016 06:26AM


Stamkos says no to Leafs, Taylor Hall traded, Canucks get fined, Lucic isn't going home, Holland deserves praise for dumping Datsyuk contract, Flames almost pull off big trade, everything you need to know about free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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2016 development camp runs July 4-7 at Winsport

Ryan Pike
June 30 2016 07:26PM

Just as surely as the 2015-16 season has finished up, we're about to begin with the 2016-17 hockey calendar. The annual Calgary Flames development camp, a rite of summer for the youngest members of the Flames organization, has just been officially announced by the club and is the first major event of the new hockey year.

The camp runs July 4-7 (this coming Monday through Thursday) at Winsport over at Canada Olympic Park, and the roster features a few fairly big names such as 2012 first round pick Mark Jankowski and 2016 first round pick Matthew Tkachuk.

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Why Dennis Wideman is still a Flame (for now)

Ryan Pike
June 30 2016 04:00PM

The National Hockey League's buyout window has now officially closed and despite public pleading from many on social media, and some pleading from this very site, Dennis Wideman will remain a member of the Calgary Flames.

Well, for now, at least.

The 33-year-old right-shooting blueliner had a rough year last season, missing time due to a tricep tear and as part of a still-ongoing saga following a late February collision with linesman Don Henderson, and playing at a much lower level than in previous seasons when healthy. Why, oh why, would the Flames hold onto Wideman? Here's what we came up with.

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Brad Treliving on July 1: a retrospective

Ryan Pike
June 30 2016 02:00PM

Friday is July 1, best known in Calgary Flames circles as Jarome Iginla's birthday, Canada Day, and the onset of the National Hockey League free agent signing period. It's the third July 1 as general manager for Brad Treliving as well.

What can we expect from the festivities? Here's a brief glance at Treliving's two previous July 1s in Calgary.

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A snapshot of the Flames organizational depth chart

Ryan Pike
June 30 2016 12:00PM

The Calgary Flames have done some moving and/or shaking over the past week, adding and subtracting a few players from the organization. With a bit of a brief lull before Friday's free agent insanity (at least for the Flames, so far...), we felt it would be helpful to present a brief overview of the organization's assets as of right now.

All tables below are sorted by age.

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