Five things: In praise of

Ryan Lambert
April 17 2014 08:15AM


1. House cleaning

So the Calgary Flames season ended up being just like the last four: Without the playoffs. Five years without a postseason appearance, and it's starting to look like that five-year stretch in which they did make it, under Darryl Sutter and Jim Playfair and Mike Keenan, was the aberration.

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Grading the 2013-14 Flames

Ryan Pike
April 16 2014 11:04AM


The 2013-14 season is over, and now it's time to begin the lengthy process of the annual post-mortem. To kick things off, here's a look at how each player that suited up for the team (all 44) fared this season.

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2014 NHL Mock Draft 1.0

Christian Roatis
April 15 2014 06:28PM

So, with the official lottery order set for the top 14 picks and using reverse standing order for the rest of the teams, here is the first version of our 2014 NHL Mock Draft:

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The FN Faceoff: Draft Lottery, the Heat and More (7pm MT Live)

Ryan Pike
April 15 2014 03:00PM

We're back with a very news-filled edition of the FlamesNation Faceoff!

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Heat Leaving Abbotsford

Ryan Pike
April 15 2014 08:15AM

UPDATE 3: Details.

Per the press release, the City of Abbotsford will pay the Flames $5.5 million to get out of the remaining 5 years of the deal - and it's actually LESS than the city projected they would lose if they stayed. (They paid the Heat $5.2 million over the past 4 years, after all.) They thanked the Flames for working with them, noting they had no legal obligation to negotiate with the City to end the deal. (They could've sat there and taken the free money, in other words.)

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