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Ryan Wilson will join the Flames at training camp on a professional tryout

Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports The Calgary Flames have announced that one-time Flames prospect and former oft-injured Colorado Avalanche defender Ryan Wilson will join the club on a professional tryout when training camp opens later this month. Wilson, 28, is a left-handed shooter with decent size and solid wheels. When he’s been healthy enough to be in…

FN’s All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Paul Reinhart

View image | gettyimages.com The resurgence of the Calgary Flames has been, in part, due to the ability of their defensive group to generate offense. And if you look at the history of the team, arguably the best Flames teams have been anchored by offense-generating blueliners. So it probably shouldn’t shock you that the latest…

CalgaryNEXT, Ticket Prices, and Scarcity Economics

View image | gettyimages.com We’ve discussed a lot of different aspects of the CalgaryNEXT development around these parts lately, and today I want to discuss something that’s been bothering me a little bit. The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation are asking for a fair amount of public money to build their arena. To actually get…

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #2 Jon Gillies

When I was a young boy, the Calgary Flames seemed to have a very particular idea of what a goaltender should be. They jettisoned Mike Vernon, a perfectly fine but physically tiny older goaltender, in favour of a young, tall man named Trevor Kidd. Trevor Kidd never really worked out. He was an excellent junior…