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The Flames buyout primer

Just as the 2016-17 NHL season ended so quickly, the 2017-18 one is just beginning. Perhaps we have our different definitions, but when the buyout window opens on June 15, it gets the ball rolling. It’s the first piece of excitement and drama after the Cup is awarded. Sure, not as exciting as the draft…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: WHL and Cale Makar

The next iteration of this year’s NHL Draft Scout Series takes us to the Western Canada and the WHL and company. Usually, we just focus on just the WHL, but this year a defenceman from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits has forced us to expand our range to include Junior A hockey, as well. FutureConsiderations Head Western…

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What are the odds?: Sam Bennett edition

Fourth overall is the highest the Calgary Flames have ever selected in the NHL draft. So when their 2013-14 season went so poorly – kind of by design – there was a fair bit of expectation to get a good player out of it. Especially because in 2014, four players were identified as being the…

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FN Mailbag – June 12, 2017

We’re less than a week away from “protection day” when all teams must have their protected lists submitted to the NHL, but all is silent on the trade front. Part of the issue is likely the recently completed Stanley Cup Final, but the other is the weird complexity of the expansion draft itself. By all…

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The Nation Notebook: Let The Madness Begin

The Nation Network Notebook is a regular feature that rounds up interesting news, stories, and rumours from around the NHL that don’t quite deserve their own article.  Silly season is about to begin. The Flames and Jets reportedly have interest in the Rangers’ Antti Raanta. Teams have until 5 p.m. ET to ask a player…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #14 – Lias Andersson

Another teenager producing well in the professional ranks in Europe, Lias Andersson probably isn’t getting the respect he deserves. Playing in the professional leagues as a teenager naturally suppresses point totals in comparison to players still playing in junior, but sometimes it seems that not everyone making the immediate mental adjustments – cautioning against being…