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What are the odds?: Lance Bouma edition

Lance Bouma’s time in professional hockey has gone from great to… less so. Bouma was a feel good story, making the NHL just a couple of seasons after being drafted and cracking the lineup every now and then. Remember his first NHL goal? It was the same game Jarome Iginla scored his 500th – maybe…

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Thinking critically about Brian Elliott

For a second straight offseason, the biggest story surrounding the Calgary Flames is what they’re going to do between the pipes. One summer ago, the Flames acquired Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues hoping he would be the answer to their number one gap in net. Now a pending unrestricted free agent, and after…

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Flames 2017 First Round Targets: Lias Andersson

When we profiled Kristian Vesalainen as a fit for the Calgary Flames at 16th overall, it was mentioned that he was one of two prominent European prospects that could be good fits for the club. Vesalainen is a versatile winger, but a good case can be made that a mature center could be headed to…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #6 – Timothy Liljegren

The mighty have fallen. Timothy Liljegren entered the 2016-17 season as the undisputed best 2017 NHL Entry Draft eligible defender with the chance at pushing for first overall for all skaters. Now some establishments have dropped him as far as within the 20s. What happened? Obviously from where we rank Liljegren you can already tell…

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The Roundup

What’s going to happen with Sam Bennett, Leafs need to stay away from Chicago’s core, huge mistake if Oilers resign Russell, reliving the 2007 draft, Doug Weight as a head coach, expansion madness and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.