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Prospect Profiles – TJ Brodie

  If I was asked to identify a sleeper prospect in the Flames organization, I’d probably choose T.J. Brodie. A fourth round pick in 2008, I knew next to nothing about Brodie before watching him in his first Flames rookie training camp (one that featured a rookie tounament between Oilers, Canucks and Flames kids).To tell…

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Restricted Area

  So, as Kent does an unreal job of preparing us here at Flames Nation for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, I’ll start getting us set for the other big summer date on the Calgary calendar, that being July 1st and the opening of free agency.  Over the next 15 days or so, we’ll profile…

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STUPID FLYERS WIN, COYOTES TO STAY PUT?

Stupid Flyers tie up the stupid series and stupid Pronger probably thinks his puck stealing antics might have tipped the scales. And now the NHL – who had a great idea with this backwards footage commercials – pump them out like there’s no tomorrow. UGH.

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Flames do-over

Mulligan (from Wikipedia): A mulligan, in a game, happens when a player (or General Manager) gets a second chance to perform a certain move or action. The practice is also sometimes referred to as a "do-over". With the torch and pitchfork crowd in full effect here at FlamesNation lately, I decided to try and lighten…

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Flames Trade Rumour? Done Deal?

             As we near the official end of the season (how awesome have these playoffs been, btw), some rumblings out of Flames-Land that a possible trade may be in the works. Here’s what FAN960’s ‘Boomer’ Dean Molberg just tweeted: Working on a Flames trade rumor this morning. Nothing confirmed, but…

Prospect Profiles – Tim Erixon

  The Flames more recent first round pick spent the entire season in the Swedish Elite League, playing for Skelleftea HC. It was Erixon’s second season playing pro hockey for the club, despite only recent turing 19 in February. He was a depth player for the team as a 17/18 year old, but managed to…

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AROUND THE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS WEEK SIX

As the Stanley Cup Finals wind down, I wonder if Patrick Kane is the most under-rated player in the NHL; or at least from the Canadian media and fans. Jonathon Toews gets more accolades than Kane, and despite his 22 points, to Toews 27; Kane hasn’t been mentioned as even a possibility for the Conn…

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Prospect Profiles – MIkael Backlund

  While it’s almost a certainty that Backlund will make the big team out of training camp this coming October, the young centerman is still technically a rookie and therefore a "prospect", so I felt it would be meaningful to look at his AHL results from last year, given the fact that he spent a majority…

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Prospect Profiles – Bryan Cameron

    We’ve discussed the recent free agent signee previously here and here. What wasn’t mentioned in those articles is the fact that Cameron’s team – the Barrie Colts – were one of the strongest clubs in the CHL last year. They finished with a record of 57-9-02 (!!) for 116 points and had a goal…

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Darryl Sutter, FJM

(Please welcome the Nation’s newest contributor, AZR from the snarkiest Flames-focused site on the web, Domebeers!) The article in question. Vicki Hall is normal, AZR from Domebeers.com is in italics. Darryl Sutter received a vote of confidence last week from his boss, Ken King. Not really. Mr. King didn’t want questions like “Why are the…

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Darryl Sutter: The Ugly

So I go to Las Vegas for a few days, and we find out that nothing is going to change near the top when it comes to the Calgary Flames. So, now that we have some sort of idea as to who’s going to be driving the bus for the upcoming season, it’s a good…