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Flames Draft History: Cliff Fletcher builds and destroys the Flames

Cliff Fletcher is the longest tenured, most decorated, and probably the most fondly remembered GM in Calgary (and Atlanta, I guess) Flames history. Under his reign, he brought the Stanley Cup, two Conference Championships, two Presidents’ Trophies, and three division titles. He’s mostly known as “Trader Cliff,” due to his pull-the-trigger style that brought big…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Finland

We continue along with the NHL Draft Scout Series with a look at a country that has turned in some sensational drafts in recent years, and doesn’t look to be slowing down much: Finland. Marco Bombino of McKeen’s and @FINjrhockey joins us to discuss an extremely strong Finnish contingent for the 2017 NHL Draft.

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FN Mailbag – June 19, 2017

So the Flames found their goaltender. Mike Smith was both the oldest and most established guy available on the market. With Marc-Andre Fleury likely being moved to Vegas and Ben Bishop landing in Dallas, Brad Treliving had his choice between a handful of younger or less established netminders like Antti Raanta, Philipp Grubauer, and Calvin Pickard….

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Flames 2017 First Round Targets: Eeli Tolvanen

One of the first big moves that Brad Treliving made in revamping the Calgary Flames’ scouting system was throwing more resources into the United States Hockey League. That circuit has been up and coming as a developmental league over the past several years, as once it was known entirely for the presence of the U.S….

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The Nation Notebook: Vegas Begins Its Wheeling and Dealing

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.  The NHL trade freeze is on until Thursday as teams wait for Vegas to pick their team. There were some surprise names on the unprotected side of things,…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #1 – Nolan Patrick

We’ve reached the end of the glorious Nation Network prospect profiles for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft with the first ranked prospect, Nolan Patrick. Coming off an injury plagued off season and regular season, there are a lot of questions and debate about whether Patrick truly is the best prospect in this draft. But there is…