RFA Profiles: Shore, Hamilton, Wotherspoon

Pat Steinberg
May 24 2016 10:00AM


As we continue rolling through the lengthy list of pending Calgary Flames restricted free agents we come to three players in very similar situations. The trio of Drew Shore, Freddie Hamilton, and Tyler Wotherspoon all have at least three full years of professional experience under their belts and all have decent NHL experience (at least 25 games). So is the clock ticking for any or all of these guys?

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Flames First Round Targets 2016: Olli Juolevi

christian tiberi
May 24 2016 08:00AM

Not the Finn you want, but still a Finn to consider. London Knights defenceman Olli Juolevi is the feature of today's First Round Targets post.

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FlamesNation Player Evaluations: Jonas Hiller

Ari Yanover
May 23 2016 12:00PM

Jonas Hiller had spent his NHL career being, at worst, an average starter. He even experienced a resurgence when the Anaheim Ducks decided to move on from him and the Calgary Flames picked him up: playing 52 games for the Flames last season, he posted a .918 SV% (.927 ES SV%, 11th amongst goalies with at least 40 games played), and was a huge part of their stabilization en route to a surprise season.

So his sudden cliff-diving this season was surprising. And a pretty big part of the reason why the Flames' year went the way it did.

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2016 Draft: Which Swedes Fit The 51% Rule?

Shawn Reis
May 23 2016 09:10AM

With the draft one month away it's time to start ramping up our focus towards it even more.

Most of the talk so far has been surrounding the real top tier players of the draft like Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine.  But there are six more rounds past the first one, and there are plenty of future NHLers that'll come out of this draft that up until now you've never heard of in your life.

Luckily, we have little tricks to help us try and identify who those players might be.

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Flames First Round Targets 2016: Jakob Chychrun

Taylor McKee
May 23 2016 08:00AM

Look, this video is here because his last name is pronounced "Chick-rin." Get it? It's not funny. Go away.

Lately, Flames nation has been abuzz with talk of the many eligible forward prospects that may await the Flames at sixth overall. However, there is a great deal of mystery surrounding the top defenceman in this draft. Heading into the season many had penciled in Jakob Chychrun, only to change their minds during the year. Let's dive into what kind of player Chychrun is and whether or not he'd be a good fit with the Flames.

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