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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #41 – Ivan Lodnia

Ivan Lodnia might not register on most’s radar ahead of the draft, but that’s just because he’s lost in the Erie Otters bounty of flashy offensive prospects. On most CHL teams, Lodnia is a first line forward. In Erie, he was just another guy on a team replete with future stars. Don’t let that dampen your…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #42 – Marcus Davidsson

We’re looking at yet another Swedish prospect today. This time it’s Djurgardens forward Marcus Davidsson, a speedy and skilled prospect that excels in plenty of different areas, although he isn’t considered elite in any of them. Davidsson spent nearly the entire season in the SHL, a great sign for a young prospect. His point totals…

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FlamesNation Player Evaluation: Michael Frolik

When the Calgary Flames signed Michael Frolik two summers ago, fans had reason to be excited for what Frolik could bring. Not only was he a proven winner with a Stanley Cup ring from his time with Chicago, but he brought with him a skill set the Flames desperately needed. Frolik is by many standards…

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UFA Profile: Deryk Engelland

Deryk Engelland has had an interesting run as a member of the Calgary Flames. Engelland’s three-year, $8.7 million contract is set to expire on July 1 and there’s debate as to what his future with the team should be. Some look at Engelland as a replaceable third pairing player while others really value the toughness and…

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Looking at the summer hockey calendar

The Stanley Cup Final has started, which means the hockey season is almost completed for the 2016-17 year. As soon as the Cup Final is over there will be a flurry of activity as teams prepare for the expansion draft, the entry draft and free agency. Here’s a quick primer for the days to keep in…

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Thoughts about Garnet Hathaway’s new contract

One of the B-plots for the 2016-17 season was the rise of Garnet Hathaway as the new and shiny core depth player. An undrafted college surprise, Hathaway became an AHL favourite for his energetic playing style and earned a contract with the Flames two years ago. The team kicked tires on him briefly in the…

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FlamesNation Player Evaluation: Garnet Hathaway

If you asked fans who Garnet Hathaway was a year ago you’d probably have a lot of folks scratching their heads. Undrafted out of college, Hathaway in a lot of traditional respects embodies the Hockey Dream™. It’s also why fans seemingly have fallen in love with him because he’s the style of player that bodes…

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Because It’s The Cap: Los Angeles Kings Offseason Preview

After spending three years at the top, which included two Stanley Cups and a loss in the Western Conference Final, the Kings have lost their throne. Despite finishing at the top of the league in shot attempt differential, a combination of mediocre goaltending and an inability to score goals resulted in Los Angeles missing the…