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The new dynamic duo

One of the main reasons why fans of the Calgary Flames are so excited about this summer’s signing of Michael Frolik is because of his versatility. Not only can Frolik play both wings, he can also be used in a few different ways. As such, there’s a very strong possibility we’ll see him paired extensively…

FN’s All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Jim Peplinski

View image | gettyimages.com As we roar onwards with our All-Time Flames Team, we get to a player that never really put up insane numbers but was crucial to the Calgary Flames success in the 1980s – Jim Peplinski! While he wasn’t quite as good as Calgary’s elite players, Peplinski personified teamwork, on-ice leadership and…

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FlamesNation prospect profile: #10 Mark Jankowski

At number 10 with our annual prospect profile series is one of the accidentally most controversial players in the Flames’ system: high school prep-turned college player Mark Jankowski. Whether you love him, hate him, think he’s the future, or think he’s a bust, one thing is undeniable about Jankowski: he gets this fanbase riled up like…

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How to Think Critically About CalgaryNext

(This is a lengthy post look at the economics and politics surrounding the Flames arena proposal. Fair warning.) After years of whispers and innuendo, the Calgary Flames finally announced their proposed arena plans last week. The CalgaryNext project is, unfortunately, drawn from the same playbook as the Edmonton Ice District and dozens of other North American arena…