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Historical Context In A Crazy Rumour

Every so often, a hockey rumour comes up that makes you sit in awe and confusion. Even rarer, you get the awesome plot twist of there being merit to the speculation. Usually, when that’s the case, it involves Flames GM Jay Feaster or Avalanche GM Greg Sherman. Occasionally, the two will band together to create…

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Flames Rumors And False Scouts

  We’re less than 2 weeks away from one of the most pivotal drafts in the history of the Flames franchise so, naturally, there’s plenty to talk about. Elliotte Friedman reported during the last game of the Stanley Cup finals that the Flames are already aggressively pursuing a "move up" strategy, offering all of their…

Rumor: Flames Hiring New President of Hockey Operations

  Hearing new head of hockey ops to Flames. Sources say high-profile NHL exec in line to replace Ken King who moves to arena project. (2) — bruce dowbiggin (@dowbboy) June 14, 2013   Bruce Dowbiggen isn’t very popular in many Flames fan circles, but he’s not a guy who makes a habit of trading…

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Potential Draft Trade Target – The Florida Panthers

– pic via Reto Kurmann Jay Feaster and Craig Conroy have been vocal in the media about the Flames wishes of moving up from the 6th spot in this years draft. Of course, almost every team not in the top-5 currently is likely saying the same thing given the density and quality of the talent…

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Moneypuck: Centremen

    Sure, the Flames might be in a rebuild – but that doesn’t mean they should suck intentionally. The UFA market looks thin, but for the Flames, there’s quite a bit of meat on the bone. With prospects such as Sven Baertschi, John Gaudreau, Bill Arnold, Max Reinhart and Mark Jankowski developing in their…

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Five Things: Beginning of the end

1. This is it, huh? I kind of can’t believe last night was Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Even if you think it ends up being a long series (and I do; I took Bruins in seven), that means only two weeks left of the season at most. June 26, a Wednesday, is…

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The Flames and Rick Dipietro

    A few weeks back, Elliotte Friedman noted that the New York Islanders are making it known around the league that they are willing to give up "something" to any team willing to trade for Rick Dipietro’s contract (and presumably use a compliance buy out to make it go away). The Flames are uniquely…

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Nation Network 2013 Mock Draft: Picks 1-10

Photo: Alaney2k/Wikimedia Mock drafts are popular this time of year, and we’ve decided to do something a little different at the Nation this summer. Instead of presenting our picks, we’ll show consensus rankings and offer up scouting reports, than ask our readers to vote on the order they would select those players in. We start…