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Flames trim roster, cut 7 players

Following yesterday’s preseason game with the Arizona Coyotes, the Calgary Flames’ head coach Glen Gulutzan aimed to get the roster down to a single on-ice group. They haven’t gone quite that far, but they’ve assigned seven players to the minors and gotten their roster down to 40 players.

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This looks like the Sam Bennett we’ve been waiting for. Now what?

As a general rule, when a team loses, its players look bad. And when a team wins, its players look good. There will almost always be exceptions to this, but it’s pretty par for the course, ultimately. Throw in the fact that it’s preseason, and it’s important to keep emotions and perceptions in check. But…