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Development camp 2018: Dmitry Zavgorodniy is chasing his dreams

The Calgary Flames seem comfortable leaving their comfort zone in the late rounds of the NHL Draft. In recent years they’ve become more comfortable with grabbing undersized scorers, with the likes of Matthew Phillips and Andrew Mangiapane being snapped up by the club. But this past June they did something they rarely do: select a…

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Is Elias Lindholm worth a $5-million cap hit?

Elias Lindholm isn’t signed – yet. But the Flames are working towards locking down one of their biggest offseason acquisitions, with rumour having it he may get a five- or six-year deal, with an annual average value of around $5 million.

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Development camp 2018: Milos Roman is adept at adaptation

The most prominent trade the Calgary Flames made on the second day of the 2018 NHL Draft was obviously the one with the Carolina Hurricanes. But just before that they added a draft pick when they swapped a 2019 fourth round pick to Montreal for a 2018 fourth round selection, taking Vancouver Giants forward Milos…

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What expectations should we have for Austin Czarnik?

When the Flames signed Austin Czarnik, they reportedly beat out roughly two-thirds of the league in order to acquire his services. Signed for just two years with an annual average value of $1.25 million, it isn’t a particularly glamorous deal, and yet they got him.

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Development camp 2018: Martin Pospisil is playing on the edge

Martin Pospisil is a very intriguing hockey player. The first of three players selected by the Calgary Flames in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Draft – and the first player they selected over their weekend – his talent is almost overshadowed by the conception that he’s the Tasmanian Devil on skates. But the…

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Development camp 2018: Emilio Pettersen was a pre-teen YouTube sensation

When you google Emilio Pettersen, the first things that pop up in the search results are a series of YouTube videos. The videos show a pint-sized Pettersen dekeing and dodging around larger players and scoring many slick goals in his native Norway. While he was a YouTube sensation as a youngster, nowadays Pettersen – the…

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Flames 2018 draft: A closer look at Milos Roman

The less significant Flames trade on the second day of the draft, almost forgettable given the significance of the other trade, was a straight swap of fourth round picks: the Flames traded their 2019 fourth rounder for Montreal’s 2018 fourth rounder. Without a pick in the fifth round, the Flames made sure they got their…

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Development camp 2018: Demetrious Koumontzis is taking the scenic route

At the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas, the Calgary Flames did something they’ve only done four times in the past decade: they drafted a player out of high school. In this case, the Flames selected Minnesota high schooler Demetrious Koumontzis from Edina with one of their three fourth round selections. Koumontzis comes from a unique…

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Where did the Flames roster come from?

There are a lot of ways to turn a team into a Stanley Cup contender. The draft is a particularly important one, while adding through trades and free agency has both helped and hurt teams, depending on how smart they are with their acquisitions. With that in mind, let’s take a look at just where…