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Report: Mike Smith didn’t travel with the team to Detroit

Folks, it sure sounds like the Calgary Flames will be beginning their six-game road trip without one of their best players. As reported by our friends at Sportsnet 960 The Fan and discussed by Pat Steinberg on The Big Show on Tuesday afternoon, goaltender Mike Smith – who left the Flames’ 7-4 victory over St….

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Could Flames prospects factor into the Olympics?

Back in April, the National Hockey League announced that it wouldn’t release its players for participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Since then, much of the conversation about the Olympics has revolved around players from the Kontinental Hockey League, players on minor league contracts, and Jarome Iginla. (Somebody let him play somewhere, please.) But recently,…

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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Goalie focus

The Flames may have lost Mike Smith for the time being, and with confidence in Eddie Lack already low, it’s likely the Flames have to look to California for a goaltender. They already have a competition brewing between Jon Gillies and David Rittich, and whoever wins could potentially open a spot for Tyler Parsons (who…