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Setting Mikael Backlund’s fair market value

Last week, in his overview of the upcoming 2018 National Hockey League free agency crop, The Athletic’s Craig Custance shed some light on the ongoing negotiations between the Calgary Flames and pending unrestricted free agent Mikael Backlund. In short? Don’t expect a deal in the immediate future because of some disagreements on what market comparables…

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Why are the Flames so good in extra time?

The Calgary Flames did it again Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. Thanks to Michael Frolik’s game winner 78 seconds into extra time, the Flames improved to 3-0 in overtime this season, continuing an impressive trend. Factoring in a pair of shootout wins, Calgary is a perfect five for five in games that go beyond regulation this…