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Flames’ special teams should be better in 2017-18

The Calgary Flames should be poised for a better start to their 2017-18 season – and with just a couple of wins and a handful of loser points keeping them from having home ice advantage in the playoffs, that better start could end up making a pretty big difference in the long run. Games in…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Metropolitan Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Hurricanes looked to solve their goaltending issue, the Penguins worked to keep their Cup-winning core intact, the Capitals lost an exodus of good…

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Three players looking at reduced roles in 2017-2018

The Calgary Flames have had a very busy offseason as the team tries to take a few steps forward after earning a playoff spot on merit in 2016-17. Thanks to Calgary’s wheeling and dealing this summer, a number of players will be looking at different roles for the coming season. A trio of veterans, specifically,…

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Atlantic Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Panthers and Sabres are moving in a new direction again, the Lightning dealt with some housekeeping that should allow them to rebound next…

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Taking Stockton: Mikkel Aagaard

If you, faithful FN reader, are as depraved as me, you have also reached the point in the summer where spare time is spent consuming contract details of third- and fourth-string goaltenders and scouring the aged fossils cluttering the UFA bin. Well, let me be your guide as we venture into the even dimmer recesses…

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Assessing the Flames’ summer of change

The Calgary Flames have had a busy offseason. Since being eliminated from the playoffs on April 19, Flames general manager Brad Treliving has been one of the busiest executives in the entire National Hockey League. As the dust begins to settle and we dwell in the dog days of summer, it’s probably worthwhile to review…

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The Roundup

The Oilers rocked out at Eberle’s wedding, Canucks make changes to front office, the clock is ticking on an arena deal in Calgary, a look at the summer in the Central and Pacific divisions, Mitch Marner, Mike Smith, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Central Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Blackhawks went through another renaissance and brought back some familiar faces, the Predators added to one of the best young cores in the…

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Flames arenas would be a huge part of the 2026 Olympics

In 1980, the city of Calgary entered the big leagues of ice hockey as they welcomed the former Atlanta Flames to represent them in the National Hockey League. A year after the Flames began to play in Calgary, the city was awarded the 1988 Winter Olympics – in part because shovels were already in the…

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WWYDW: Place your Be(nne)t(t)!

I understand that we all were eagerly awaiting the details of the Garnet Hathaway extension. Heck, I know I was. But there is one rather large piece of business still outstanding for the Flames as they attempt to wrap up their (exceptionally busy, in hindsight) summer: getting Sam Bennett a new contract.

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The Good and Bad of Summer 2017 (So Far): Pacific Division

This is one part of a four-part, division-by-division series looking at the moves made by each team this offseason and what they still have left to do before the season begins.  The Coyotes took a major step forward into actually contending, the Ducks navigated nicely through the expansion draft, the Flames continued their search for…