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The Flames need Brett Kulak in the lineup

It feels like Brett Kulak has been on the verge of breaking through with the Flames for years now. Last season is the closest Kulak’s come, playing a career-high 21 games and mostly looking the part of an everyday defenceman therein.

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Why Mark Jankowski should stay in the NHL

Mark Jankowski’s immediate NHL future seems to be the biggest conversation topic among Calgary Flames fans right now. I certainly believe keeping Jankowski in the NHL is the best move for all parties involved, but I can’t tell you I’m overly confident that’ll end up happening. For a variety of different reasons, though, keeping Jankowski…

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Who should play alongside Gaudreau and Monahan: Ferland or Jagr?

The Flames will have a couple of decisions to make once Jaromir Jagr is activated off of the injured reserve. Yes, there’s the matter of just who, exactly, will be sent down. But then, there’s also the question of who will be on Johnny Gaudeau and Sean Monahan’s line: Jagr, or Micheal Ferland?

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FlamesNation Mailbag: .500 and feeling fine

The Flames head into a three-day break, having vanquished one of the more potent NHL offences after a game where they flat out dominated their opponents for 60 minutes (despite some referees running interference). It was one of the rare games where there was almost nothing the team did that you could complain about. For…

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Flames 2, Capitals 1 post-game embers: How it’s supposed to go

This is the game the Flames are supposed to play. When they do, they will likely win more often than not. Tired, injured, whatever – a 60.67% 5v5 CF against an opponent is nothing to brush off. And don’t forget, a good shooting percentage will mask a lot of flaws (see: the 2014-15 season). The…

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Post-Game: That’s it, back to .500

Heading into tonight’s game with the powerhouse Washington Capitals, the Calgary Flames had played an uneven stretch of games. Good even strength play was undone by poor special teams and bounces seemed to snowball at the worst possible time. The Flames responded to some strong words by their head coach after their last loss with…

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FGD 12: The Capitals visit (7pm MT, SN360)

The Calgary Flames (5-6-0) have lost four of their last five games, falling below the .500 mark after a pretty solid start. Tonight they try to get out of arrears, points-wise, when they host the Washington Capitals (5-5-1). The Capitals beat Edmonton last night and are the third consecutive team that the Flames will host…

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Slack Sundays: talking Jagr, Bennett and fixing the bottom six

The Calgary Flames are a team with some fun pieces but also some serious deficiencies. They only have two lines of players that can score, for example. To solve the world’s problems – at least its hockey problems – we’ve convened the brightest hockey minds we could find on a Saturday evening in-between tracking Stockton’s…

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Jaromir Jagr’s return looming, roster moves pending

The Calgary Flames will have to make some tweaks to their roster soon. Jaromir Jagr is on the injured reserve and now that he’s been on for the minimum one week term, he’s eligible to be activated from it at any time. He participated in full practice on Friday and Saturday and he’s looking close…

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The importance of Matthew Tkachuk

If Matthew Tkachuk isn’t the most important member of the Calgary Flames right now, we won’t have to wait too long for that to be the case. About a month shy of his 20th birthday, Tkachuk has already cemented himself as one of the team’s most crucial pieces and doesn’t even have 100 NHL games…

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Stars 2, Flames 1 post-game embers: Seen this one before

When the third period started with the score all tied up at one, I felt as though I was watching a loss. Sure enough, that’s exactly what it turned into. And it was the exact same problems that have been plaguing this team as of late. Now, for the first time this season, they’re under…