March 31 2015 07:00AM

If Lawson Crouse hadn't shown up on the hockey horizon, we might not have had anything to talk about for the 2015 draft. That's a stretch but the fact remains Crouse has—more than anyone in recent history—divided talent assessors in a big way. Is he a great prospect or a kid who developed into manhood far ahead of the other teenagers of his generation? Where will he play? Can he score consistently? Does he check well enough to be considered an impact checker? What the hell is an impact checker? Lawson Crouse is exhausting even just to talk about. Wait until you see him play!

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Post-Game: Stars, Fallen

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 11:59PM

The Calgary Flames went into the Lone Star State tonight hoping for two points in the back half of a back-to-back (with both games on the road).

Sixty minutes of hockey - and a few lucky breaks later - the Calgary Flames edged the Dallas Stars by a 5-3 score, effectively ending the playoff hopes of their hosts and putting themselves one step closer to a post-season berth.

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FGD #77: Going Down To Texas (6:30pm MT, SN West)

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 01:00PM

Just over 24 hours after a triumph in Tennessee, the Calgary Flames travel to the great state of Texas for another in-conference collision with two much-needed points on the line!

The Flames inched themselves closer to a post-season appearance with a strong 5-2 performance in Nashville yesterday. Now they have a rematch against a pretty resilient Dallas Stars club which beat them (in a shootout) last week. Calgary needs points like a dog needs a bone right now, and with just six games remaining on the regular season schedule, they need them now.

All-told, they need another strong 60 minute effort like they had in Nashville.

The puck drops at 6:30pm MT on Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960 The Fan!

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For Your Consideration: Lance Bouma for the Masterton

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 11:00AM

It's getting close to awards season in the hockey world, so we're beginning a recurring feature here at FlamesNation: For Your Consideration. Here, we'll profile Flames we feel should be contenders for NHL awards and explain why they should be in the hunt.

And who's better to start off with than Lance Bouma in contention for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy?

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The Playoff Chase - March 30 2015

Ryan Pike
March 30 2015 09:00AM

The playoff race is heating up! Calgary more or less kept pace with a win last night against Nashville!

Here's a look at the week to come and the teams still in it. Go banana!

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