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Sportsnet announces 2017-18 Flames broadcast details

Our chums at Sportsnet have released the broadcast details for the 2017-18 Calgary Flames season. As has become customary, the announcement is notable in that nothing has really changed from prior years. All 82 games will be broadcast on radio and television via Sportsnet properties, as well as being available for in-person viewings at a…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects: #2 Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson seemed like a good bet when he was picked 53rd overall in 2015. A near point-per-game defender for the Barrie Colts that year, Andersson was well liked for his offensive capabilities and hockey IQ, but slipped due to concerns about his fitness and commitment. Two years later and Andersson still looks a good…

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WWYD Wednesday: What to do with Troy Brouwer?

It’s no secret that Troy Brouwer’s first season in Calgary was a disaster. The player’s scoring fell below expectations and he was essentially Typhoid Mary when it came to his impact on his linemates’ possession and scoring chance rates. By the end of the season, Glen Gulutzan had demoted Brouwer to the team’s fourth line….

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects: #3 Juuso Valimaki

Picking in the middle of the draft was a bit of a novelty for the Flames this past season. It was their first mid-to-late first round pick since 2012 – recalling that they traded 15th overall for Dougie Hamilton in 2015 – and as such, just who they were going to select wasn’t readily apparent….

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Flames sign Tanner Glass to PTO

As we approach September, we approach training camp. As we approach training camp, we start seeing professional tryouts, as teams need to fill up their rosters for preseason. The Flames are one of 31 teams that will almost certainly be signing players to PTOs as the build up to the hockey season comes upon us….

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Brett Kulak: Calgary’s ideal #6 defenceman

With Monday’s signing of Brett Kulak, the Calgary Flames likely have all their NHL defenceman signed for the coming season. Kulak signed a one-year, $650,000 deal and enters training camp with his best chance yet to be a full-time NHLer. With their top five set in stone, the Flames have an obvious spot up for…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects: #4 Adam Fox

Adam Fox was an intriguing choice when the Flames selected him 66th overall in the 2016 entry draft. An undersized rearguard from Jericho, New York, Fox already had an impressive resume, including the single season points record by an under-18 defenseman in USNTDP. Before he left for college hockey, he sat third in points all…

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Flames re-sign Brett Kulak to one-year deal

Brad Treliving’s to-do list is getting a little bit shorter. The Calgary Flames announced today that they’ve agreed to a new one-year contract with defenseman Brett Kulak. The contract is a two-way pact worth $650,000 at the NHL level. .CortexBusiness Transaction Alert: The #Flames have signed Brett Kulak to a one-year deal! Details ~ https://t.co/b6oOmOSraG…

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How does Connor Brown’s new deal impact Sam Bennett’s negotiations?

Over the weekend, a prominent restricted free agent forward re-signed with a Canadian hockey club. The player in question was Connor Brown, who re-upped with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a three-year deal with a $2.1 million cap hit. The signing functionally ties up the last remaining bit of hockey business in the center of…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects: #5 Oliver Kylington

Coming into the 2015 draft, the Flames had one very pressing need: defence. Both the big team and the farm were hurting on the blueline, with depth near non-existent as evidenced with their Kris Russell-Dennis Wideman first pairing in the playoffs that year. Brad Treliving went out and aggressively addressed that, adding Dougie Hamilton via…

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Meet the new Flames amateur scouts

The Calgary Flames have updated their website’s staff directory, shedding some light on some personnel changes in their amateur scouting department. We’ve previously written on some structural changes to the scouting group with the promotions of Rob Sumner and Fred Parker to the newly-created positions of assistant directors of amateur scouting, but now we have…

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Can the Flames hit the 100 point mark in 2017-18?

We’re in the final days of August and hockey news is at a premium, but a few interesting morsels came out of Postmedia’s Wes Gilbertson’s lengthy Q&A session with Calgary Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan published earlier this week. (If you haven’t checked it out, there’s a lot to unpack.) One interesting notion that got…