Five things: Only two of which even tangentially connect to the Flames

Ryan Lambert
July 25 2012 03:26PM

1. Now things are moving

Shea Weber? Locked up. Rick Nash? Finally traded. Shane Doan? Came out and set a deadline for the Coyotes to figure everything out or else he's gone.

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A look at the Flames roster heading into August

Ryan Pike
July 25 2012 11:31AM

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As we tumble head-long towards the month of August, there are a handful of moving parts to bear in mind as training camp gradually approaches. Here's a brief look at them, sorted by position.

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FlamesNation chats with Ryan Culkin

Ryan Pike
July 24 2012 05:29AM



Not traditionally known for drafting Europeans or Quebec players under the previous regime, the Flames' new management has diversified quite a bit. Case in point? Blueliner Ryan Culkin, taken in the fifth round of the 2012 Entry Draft from the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL. He's the first defender from the Q taken by the Flames since Adam Pardy in 2004 (and the first player overall since Hugo Carpentier in 2006).

Culkin took the time to chat with another Ryan, FlamesNation's Ryan Pike, during Flames development camp this week.

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Sweet Schadenfreude - Erixon Dealt to Columbus

Kent Wilson
July 23 2012 01:11PM



The big news today is the Rick Nash to New Tork Rangers trade. The pleasing part of the deal for Flames fans is the fact that Tim Erixon was apparently included (if early reports are to be believed).

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FlamesNation chats with Matthew DeBlouw

Ryan Pike
July 23 2012 09:27AM



With their final pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, the Flames chose forward Matthew Deblouw of the USHL's Muskegon Lumberjacks. A two-way center, Deblouw is committed to join Michigan State University in the fall, following in the footsteps of NHLers Duncan Keith, David Booth and former Flame Jason Muzzatti.

Deblouw spoke with FlamesNation's Ryan Pike during development camp this week.

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