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Jan Rutta seems like the perfect fit for the Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames’ defence is likely getting a major overhaul for next season. They have just four defencemen signed for 2017-18: Mark Giordano, Dougie Hamilton, T.J. Brodie, and Matt Bartkowski. That’s a solid top three, plus a guy who fits a role as a seventh defenceman. That leaves probably three spots open, barring the team…

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Should the Flames be after Kevin Hayes?

The Calgary Flames need to upgrade their forward depth. What they have right now is passable. They have a number of high caliber young players, a couple of reliable two-way veterans, and enough players of, at minimum, decent talent to round out most of the rest of the lineup. It’s a lineup that’s, well, good…

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FlamesNation Player Evaluation: Dougie Hamilton

How does a 6’6, right-shot defenceman and younger brother taken ninth overall by Boston via misguided traded grow to be a top pairing defenceman for the Calgary Flames? The young core player on a team filled with them presumably rose his own stock by working a lot harder and being a lot smarter; by nineteen, he…