FN Weekend Open Thread - Design FN Swag, Win Prizes

Kent Wilson
May 25 2013 12:23PM



So as many of the regular readers here probably know, OilersNation has a collection of gear, including stickers, hoodies and t-shirts. We want to get something like that going here at FlamesNation, but with a twist - we want FN readers help in designing them.

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #11 Markus Granlund

Kent Wilson
May 24 2013 01:55PM

Markus Granlund

Mikael Granlund's little brother takes a small step back in our rankings this year, moving from 9th to 11th. After his draft+1 season our praise for Markus was fairly effusive, mostly because he was the second highest scoring teen in the SM-Liiga after his older brother. That's nice company to keep.

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Flames First Round Targets 2013: Aleksandr Barkov

Kent Wilson
May 24 2013 09:31AM


Keep it up
pic via Mika Kylmaniemi

Although guys like Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones are probably out of reach for the Flames, there is an outside possibility a probable elite talent in Aleksandr Barkov falls to Calgary at 6th in June.

The native Fin with a Russian name has been on hockey's radar for a long time and it became especially apparent he was a special player last year when he was one of the highest scoring teens in the Finnish Elite League (SM-Liiga) at just 16 years old. Most kids are just learning to drive at that age, but Barkov scored at 0.5 PPG pace in one of the best pro leagues on the planet.

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Flames Needs and Wants Heading Into The Draft

Ryan Pike
May 23 2013 11:22AM



As we barrel head-long into the off-season, the 2013 NHL Draft approaches rapidly. Estimations of what your Calgary Flames will do at the draft, in terms of picks, can be guided in terms of what they've said publicly on the subject and what they've done in the past.

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Five things: So that's your play?

Ryan Lambert
May 23 2013 08:48AM

1. Whither the Canucks?

So they gave the ol' heave-ho to poor Alain Vigneault today, who was victimized mainly by injury but also his own general manager's inability to do his job properly. Isn't that always the way?

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