Let's All Watch Sven!

Kent Wilson
December 09 2011 07:09PM

By request. Let's see what the wunderkind is made of, shall we?

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Sven Baertschi Emerges

Kent Wilson
December 09 2011 02:07PM


When FlamesNation covered the draft from Minnesota, we marked Sven Baertschi as one of the best draft targets for the franchise at 13, but he wasn't a run-away pick or anything. He had some pretty good results in his draft season, but nothing that suggested he was taken late or was a profoundly high value pick outside the top-10.

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December 9th News and Notes

Robert Cleave
December 09 2011 01:29PM



It's time for another review of some of the items of interest from around the Nation and the league, as teams move into the middle third of the season. In this week's overview, the Oilers hit a sour patch, the Canucks carry on without a couple of useful pieces, and the Leafs' ownership changes hands.

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Horak Demoted

Kent Wilson
December 09 2011 11:28AM


Word came down today that the Calgary Flames have sent Roman Horak to the Abbotsford Heat. The return of a healthy and functional Brendan Morrison plus the pending return of David Moss means the Flames have more than a full roster up front.

Nevertheless, the move still seems somewhat surprising.

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Rebuilding the Flames

Robert Vollman
December 09 2011 08:59AM



There has been much discussion about whether the Calgary Flames need to "blow it up" and rebuild the team with high draft picks just like divisional rivals like the Edmonton Oilers and Colorado Avalanche or the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders in the East.  Unfortunately, there are four fundamental flaws with this approach.

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