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Flames announce main camp schedule and roster

The Calgary Flames have officially announced the start of main training camp. Ignoring all the hustle and bustle of off-ice business, on-ice business kicks off on Thursday with fitness testing for veterans and then with on-ice sessions beginning Friday. Here’s a look at who’s coming to camp!

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Flames invite to camp Dylan Olsen on PTO

With training camp just a bit ahead in the distance and roster news immenintly arriving, we have more news trickling in about just who’s coming. Today, reports have come out that the Flames will bring in 2009 first rounder Dylan Olsen, a left-handed defenceman, on a PTO.

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Nenshi, city council respond to Flames pulling out of arena negotiations

Buckle up, gang, because it sure sounds like the negotiations between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Flames regarding a new home for the hockey club are going to get worse before they get better. After Flames president Ken King announced that the club was stepping away from negotiations, Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and…

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WWYDW: How many prospects should make the Flames?

Training camp is pretty much upon us, and soon, we’ll be watching Flames regulars – both new and old – get back up to speed in preparation for what should be a big season. Something else to watch for, though – something far more interesting before the games that count actually start – will be…

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Here’s how every NHL arena was funded

Professional sports can be a very profitable endeavour. But it’s also expensive, particularly because one of the key inputs for having a professional sports franchise is often a building for games to be played in. The old saying is “you’ve gotta spend money to make money,” but when it comes to arenas and stadiums, whose…

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We may have some insight as to why new arena talks are apparently over

The Calgary Flames are walking away from arena negotiations with the City of Calgary, according to Ken King’s announcement. King was vague on details about what the sticking points were in the negotiations, and evasive about how much the Flames were putting up. The Globe and Mail’s Al Maki and Carrie Tait – both respected…