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Flames announce 2017 development camp roster and schedule

As the dust continues to settle after a whirlwind of moves by the Calgary Flames over the past few weeks, the business of the summertime continues. For the Flames, that means preparing for their annual development camp. The club today announced their roster and schedule for the event, which goes July 4-8 at Canada Olympic…

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Maybe we should be expecting Patrick Sharp to join the Flames

Even with all of the moves the Flames have made as of late – and there have been a lot of them – they still have the potential to make more. They’re not up against the cap yet. Their roster isn’t full up yet. They have the space to make another addition, and while it…

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Calgary Flames re-sign Michael Stone

Wonder no more about what the Flames’ defence will look like for 2017-18. When the Calgary Flames traded for Michael Stone at the trade deadline, they did so with the intention of upgrading their top four defence. When they traded for Travis Hamonic at the draft, it was the exact same story. Now, they’ve re-signed…

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Buyouts were the right move for the Flames

The smoke has settled and Lance Bouma and Ryan Murphy are no longer members of the Calgary Flames. One of the common refrains we’ve seen on social media is questions about what the benefit of buying out the two players rather than merely burying their contracts in the American Hockey League. In a few key…

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Flames to buy out Lance Bouma, Ryan Murphy

With free agency opening soon, the NHL’s buyout period is nearing its end. And the Calgary Flames have decided to take advantage of it, electing to terminate Lance Bouma’s contract in the final year of his three-year, $6.6 million deal. He has been placed on unconditional waivers to be bought out.

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Wingers

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Centres

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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The Roundup

This week, we take a look at Connor McDavid’s new contract, grading draft picks, Ryan Miller moving on from Vancouver, Brian Elliott’s new landing spot, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Who should be the Flames’ backup goalie next season?

The Calgary Flames have been busy so far this offseason. General manager Brad Treliving has shored up a couple key areas and added to the prospect base. But there’s one big question he’ll need to answer before the season begins: What’s happening with the backup goalie position? The Flames haven’t had an undisputed top goaltender…

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Flames re-sign Kris Versteeg

According to Darren Dreger, the Flames are close to re-signing Kris Versteeg to a one-year, $1.75M contract. If true, his new salary would represent a modest raise over his “prove it” contract of just $950k from last year.

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Five important questions heading into free agency

Free agency opens up across the league on Saturday morning, but it’s fair to wonder how busy the Calgary Flames are going to be during the annual signing frenzy. The Flames have addressed two major offseason needs prior to free agency and also scored a surprising bonus with the signing of Spencer Foo on Tuesday….