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NHLNumbers Logo Contest Winner

Today the Nation Network would like to announce the winner of the NHLNumbers logo contest – Entry "D" by Gregg Beever. Gregg is a graphic designer and webmaster by trade, but he also publishes a web comic called Inglorious Hipsters, which you should definitely check out. Follow Gregg on twitter here as well.

Weisbrod Recognizes the Flames Roster Hole

    Earlier this off-season, I noted the Flames had a rather grim future because their roster featured next to no players in their prime years. Of the regular skaters who played for Calgary last year, the 28 and over demographic scored 83% of the points while accounting for 73% of the cap budget and…

Flames Let Joey Leach Walk

    We speculated about this last week, but it was confirmed today by Pat Steinberg that the Flames have decided to walk away from third rounder Joey Leach.

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Drafting Goaltenders is a Poor Gamble

    Many of my previous posts have been laden with skepticism when it comes to the Flames former first round pick Leland Irving. And it’s not only due to the fact that Irving’s outcomes as a pro are so underwhelming so far. it’s also because Calgary broke one of the cardinal rules of drafting in…

The Blame Game

  Until recently, I was a card carrying member of the "Blame Ken King" camp. I was thoroughly invested in the idea that the reason the Flames consistently failed to build a good team was team president Ken King and owner Murray Edwards interfering too much with the administration of the team. The idea that King and…

An Important Off-Season for Mitch Wahl

    A lot of ink, digital and otherwise, has been used to describe the changing fortunes of the Calgary Flames at the NHL Entry Draft. For various reasons, the 2008 Draft has been pointed to as the year of the most obvious turn-around. The draft produced several decent prospects who have been able to…

Markus Granlund Scouting Report

    I recently reached out to SM-liiga Editor and eliteprospects.com writer Matias Strozyk for some insight on Flames prospect Markus Granlund. He kindly agreed to answer some of my questions. Kent Wilson: You have followed Markus Granlund’s development for awhile now. What would you say are his strengths as a player? Matias Strozyk: Markus has…

Flames Coaching Contender: Craig Hartsburg

    On Monday afternoon, Ottawa Sun columnist Bruce Garrioch’s Twitter lit up with a seemingly befuddling post. This can’t be true: Craig Hartsburg is a candidate to replace Brent Sutter in Calgary? Seriously? #NHL — Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) May 28, 2012

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VOICE OF THE NATION – IS THAT WHITE SMOKE?

  Love him or hate him, there is little denying that the President of the Calgary Flames is a busy man these days. Many would say that Ken King had his hands full with running not just the Flames but also the Calgary Hitmen and the recently salvaged lacrosse team, the Calgary Roughnecks. But when…