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Mark Giordano is a Mark Messier Leadership Award finalist

The Calgary Flames will have another representative at the annual National Hockey League Awards gala in Las Vegas, as captain Mark Giordano has been named one of three finalists for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. He’s competing with Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf and Columbus Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno for the honour. Giordano, 33,…

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Who will the Flames’ goalie be next season?

New offseason, same as the last. After a disastrous 2015-16 in net for the Flames, they bid goodbye to all three of Jonas Hiller, Karri Ramo, and Joni Ortio, and started afresh with two new goalies: Brian Elliott and Chad Johnson. Elliott was acquired for a 2016 second round pick (and, if he signs an…

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Future Free Agents: Alexander Radulov

The narrative surrounding Alexander Radulov has completely flipped in the past year. When he was inked by the Montreal Canadiens to a one-year, $5.75 million deal on the first day of free agency last summer, not long after the team had pulled off a massively polarizing swap of P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, it was met…

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Lance Bouma’s contract may come back to haunt Brad Treliving

Troy Brouwer’s contract is not good. We know it. You know. There’s a very good chance that after one season, even the Calgary Flames know it. But through three seasons of Brad Treliving’s management, Brouwer’s deal isn’t the biggest issue on the club heading into a busy summer. It’s actually Lance Bouma’s three-year deal worth…

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To qualify or not to qualify?

By my rudimentary count (fingers and toes), the Calgary Flames have 12 pending restricted free agents this summer and will have to decide whether or not to extend a qualifying offer in each instance. By extending an offer before the June 26 deadline, a team will retain that player’s rights regardless if it’s accepted or not. Players who…

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WWYD Wednesday: Bring back Brad Treliving?

The Calgary Flames’ season ended last week and as of writing, the club’s general manager Brad Treliving remains without a contract for next season. Until now it seemed outlandish that the organization would move on from Treliving just three years after bringing him in to replace Jay Feaster, but here we are. The Flames have…

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Prospect wrap-up: Stepan Falkovsky

In 2016-17, seven players who are either current Calgary Flames, signed to a contract with the team, or have their signing rights owned by the team scored 20 goals this season. This includes NHL stars like Mikael Backlund and Sean Monahan, stud prospects Dillon Dube and Matthew Phillips, AHL standouts Mark Jankowski and Andrew Mangiapane,…

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A deeper look at the Dennis Wideman lawsuit

News broke on Thursday afternoon about Don Henderson’s lawsuit against Dennis Wideman. Since then, CTV’s Chris Epp – who broke the story and is a good follow for whatever happens next in this suit – has been kind enough to share some documents with us so we actually have a grasp of the suit’s substance….

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The top five offseason storylines

The Calgary Flames had their season end last week far earlier than many were hoping or expecting. So, while it’s going to be longer than they hoped, the Flames have shifted their focus to an important 2017 offseason. Calgary is a couple of moves away from being an absolute handful and those moves are there for the making…

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FN Mailbag – April 24, 2017

That’s it for 2016-17. The offseason came a bit too early for fans and management alike, and frankly, the team deserved better given their efforts. No one said this game was fair though. Calgary made a lot of headway as a franchise this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still improve. Lots of questions…