An Important Off-Season for Mitch Wahl

Ryan Pike
May 29 2012 04:07PM



A lot of ink, digital and otherwise, has been used to describe the changing fortunes of the Calgary Flames at the NHL Entry Draft. For various reasons, the 2008 Draft has been pointed to as the year of the most obvious turn-around. The draft produced several decent prospects who have been able to tip their toes into the NHL pond and not look horrible – notably T.J. Brodie, Greg Nemisz and Lance Bouma.

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Picking the winner of the Stanley Cup Finals

Jonathan Willis
May 29 2012 02:46PM

So far, these playoffs have defied prediction, as our playoff prediction contest tends to demonstrate. Interestingly though, there seems to be a very clear favourite in the series between Los Angeles and New Jersey.

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Markus Granlund Scouting Report

Kent Wilson
May 29 2012 07:22AM



I recently reached out to SM-liiga Editor and writer Matias Strozyk for some insight on Flames prospect Markus Granlund. He kindly agreed to answer some of my questions.

Kent Wilson: You have followed Markus Granlund's development for awhile now. What would you say are his strengths as a player?

Matias Strozyk: Markus has excellent offensive skills. Mikael is a fantastic playmaker and is better overall, obviously, but Markus has the same confidence to hold onto the puck and create chances. Even though Markus has a pretty decent shot, he stands out for his passes and playmaking. He makes smart passes to keep the puck moving and the game flowing.

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Flames Coaching Contender: Craig Hartsburg

Ryan Pike
May 28 2012 05:08PM



On Monday afternoon, Ottawa Sun columnist Bruce Garrioch's Twitter lit up with a seemingly befuddling post.

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Vintage Flame
May 28 2012 02:12PM


Love him or hate him, there is little denying that the President of the Calgary Flames is a busy man these days. Many would say that Ken King had his hands full with running not just the Flames but also the Calgary Hitmen and the recently salvaged lacrosse team, the Calgary Roughnecks. But when you add to all that the organization’s rather sudden majority purchase of the Calgary Stampeders football club, one can only speculate how KK decides which hat to wear in the morning.

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