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Becoming contenders: Offseason Agenda 1/3: Defence

Back in January, I wrote an article suggesting the Flames were on the very cusp of being contenders, and that a good offseason in 2017 could be enough to open that vaunted “window” of contention. Now, being the king of timing as I am, I wrote and published said piece right after the Flames had dropped…

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FlamesNation Player Evaluation: Mikael Backlund

Remember back to a time when fans and media had given up on Mikael Backlund. It wasn’t that long ago, and yet it feels like a distant memory given how this past season went for the veteran centre. Hell, it’s incredible to think of Backlund now as a veteran of this team. Yet here we…

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FB Mailbag – May 8, 2017

As the playoffs heat up, the Calgary Flames offseason is only starting to unfold. Aside from the doldrums of August, the period between the second round and Cup final tends to be operational dead time for the teams who are out of it. Which isn’t to say Brad Treliving and company are simply on vacation. The…