Five things: Wellity wellity wellity

Ryan Lambert
July 18 2013 10:35AM

1. Just about done

I was reading Christian Roatis's recent breakdown of what could, at this still-early stage, be the Flames' roster for the 2013-14 season, and short of adding someone out of the blue within the next week or two, I'd say that his projections look more or less where the team will stand between now and October.

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Development Camp 2013: Johnny Gaudreau

Ryan Pike
July 18 2013 08:24AM



When you're covering Calgary Flames prospect camps, the first question you get from the more casual Flames fans is “Which one is Johnny Gaudreau?” The second thing you hear is “Ohhhh, wait, nevermind...” as the person speaking to you suddenly sees the little guy do something dazzling on the ice.

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Flames Re-sign Chris Breen

Kent Wilson
July 17 2013 04:01PM



As the TJ Brodie negotiations stretch out, Feaster is at least getting other orders of business done. Today the team announced they have inked 24 year old defender Chris Breen to a one-year, two-way contract. 

The deal is worth $577k/$80k per year, depending on where he plays.

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Development Camp 2013: Emile Poirier

Ryan Pike
July 17 2013 08:53AM



(Ryan Pike attended every day of the Flames development camp. We will continue roll out the interviews he collected while there this week)

When he was chosen at 22nd overall in the 2013 NHL Draft, Emile Poirier seemed like a bit of an odd choice. Traditionally full of big, burly western Canadians, the Calgary Flames have rarely drafted players from the QMJHL and the only time they chose one earlier than Poirier was in 1995, when they grabbed Denis Gauthier at 20th overall.

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Mikael Backlund vs Frans Nielsen

Kent Wilson
July 16 2013 03:08PM


Frans Nielsen
- pic via Robert Kowal


For those unaware, Frans Neilsen was a darling of the stazis for a long time, in fact even before he began to score 40+ points and get noticed as a Selke candidate. The great Dane fell off this shortened season for whatever reason, but up until recently he was the archetype of a capable, two-way centerman who quietly takes on all the tough match-ups and gets the job done.

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