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Random Thoughts – Beware Playoff Reputations

  – pic via Trixy Larue   The post-season has wound its way into the semi-finals and there are few interesting stories that have popped up that I’d like to discuss briefly. Starting with the "upstart" Tomas Vokoun who is, of course, nothing of the sort.

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #9 Jon Gillies

A year ago, the Calgary Flames did something that made me cringe. They drafted a goaltender early in the 2012 NHL Draft, taking USHL stand-out Jon Gillies in the third round. A year later, they’re making themselves look pretty darn smart for that move, as Gillies made the jump to the NCAA and had an…

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FN Weekend Open Thread – FlamesNation Gear Round 2

    So as everyone may or may not know, we plan to roll out some FN shirts this month. As explained here, we’re leaving the design/slogan on them up to FN readers. We got a lot of interesting suggestions last time, so we’re going to narrow things down by putting some of the top ones…