The Flames and Bruce Boudreau would be a match made in heaven

Ryan Pike
April 29 2016 02:00PM

Following their first-round ouster at the hands of the Nashville Predators, the Anaheim Ducks announced today that they've parted ways with head coach Bruce Boudreau. The 61-year-old native of Toronto immediately becomes one of the most sought-after free agent coaches on the market, with the Ottawa Senators thought to be a potential suitor.

While the Calgary Flames do currently have Bob Hartley under contract for one more season as head coach, we had a thought: Bruce Boudreau and the Flames would be a perfect fit going forward.

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Flamesnation Player Evaluations: Kenny Agostino

Taylor McKee
April 29 2016 12:00PM

I will always use this photo when talking about Agostino. Always. In fact, I may just invent reasons to talk about Agostino just to use this photo.

There is a Dr. Strangelove-ian tendency to reference the Jarome Iginla trade when discussing Kenny Agostino, normally with an eye to the perceived lack of return that the Flames got for our dear Iggy. However, let's try and put that to the back burner and look at one of Stockton's most consistent performers this season after the jump!

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What if the Flames win the lottery?

Pat Steinberg
April 29 2016 10:00AM

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The Calgary Flames have the fifth-best odds to win the NHL's Draft Lottery on Saturday night. After a disappointing season, seeing the team draft in the top three would be a nice consolation prize, as unlikely as it is. So what happens if the Flames win the lottery? What are their options if they get into the top three? And what's the best way to go if the most likely scenarios (them not drafting in the top three) play out?

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Backlund and Monahan are already two of the best Flames firsts (ever)

Ryan Pike
April 29 2016 08:00AM

On June 24, the Calgary Flames will head to the podium and draft in the first round for the 43rd time in their franchise's history. (Well, presuming they don't trade their pick again.)

Historically, the Flames have had a mixed record in the first round. A perusal of their first round picks reveals a group that includes players that never left Europe, players that faded away in minor-pro, one deceased person (albeit from a really tragic accident) and tons of missed opportunities. However, the Flames have also drafted a few really good players in the first round, including a Hall of Famer and several others that have gone on to really good careers.

The 2015-16 Flames featured three past first round selections: 2007's Mikael Backlund, 2013's Sean Monahan and 2014's Sam Bennett. When you take a statistical look at Flames picks, both in terms of their time with the Flames and their overall NHL careers, Backlund and Monahan are already among the franchise's best first rounders.

Here's how they stack up!

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 29 2016 05:00AM

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Do the Wings ever consider a new GM, Nazem Kadri and his penalties, Oilers and PK Subban, Canucks draft luck, Flames year end review, Cap strapped teams, round two of playoffs, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano, Jake Virtanen, lots of draft talk and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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