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Flames protected list revealed

On Sunday, at 8 a.m. MT, 30 NHL teams’ protection lists will be revealed to the Vegas Golden Knights, and to everyone else, as well. But since lists were submitted at 3 p.m. MT today, details have been leaking out. As it stands, we know just who the Flames have decided to protect, and there…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #3 – Cody Glass

Winnipeg native Cody Glass can do it all. He’s a smart, playmaking centre, he can score goals, he’s an excellent skater, and he plays a physical puck possession game. He’s one of the more complete players in this draft class, which is all the more impressive consideration that he was hardly on the radar at…

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Flames acquire Mike Smith from Arizona Coyotes

The Calgary Flames have been searching for stability in net ever since Miikka Kiprusoff retired in 2013. They’ve tried many, many players in net. Faced with more question marks in net, the Flames may have acquired a whole new set of question marks in the form of their new number one goaltender. According to multiple…

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Report: Calgary Flames trading for Mike Smith

Mike Smith’s name has been coming up in connection to the Calgary Flames for some time now. The reason? The Flames do not have any NHL goalies signed for the 2017-18 season, and presumably, they may like one. Smith, it would seem, has been a target of theirs – and with the expansion draft trade…

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The Flames’ draft day trades that weren’t

Draft day is probably the most hectic day for an NHL GM. Yes, I’m including the trade deadline. Instead of phone calls and war rooms, all 31 GMs and their staffs are occupying one floor, just a bit over the size of a regulation rink. That’s a lot of people, and a lot of whispers….

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #4 – Gabriel Vilardi

For most of this season, Gabriel Vilardi has been viewed as a probable top five selection in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. His position in the rankings faltered a little bit of late, though much of this had to do with excessive hype around Miro Heiskanen and Cale Makar than anything Vilardi has done or…