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Mikael Backlund contract negotiations are all about leverage

Brad Treliving has been general manager of the Calgary Flames since the spring of 2014. He came into the job with a reputation for being a tough negotiator – a reputation he built during his time as assistant general manager in Arizona, where he had to make the most of limited resources. He’s taken that…

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Flames recall Mangiapane and Lomberg; Jagr clears waivers, assigned to Kladno

With the completion of the All-Star Break, the Calgary Flames have some roster news. The club has recalled forwards Andrew Mangiapane and Ryan Lomberg from the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat. In addition, Jaromir Jagr has cleared the waiver wire, with the expectation that he will be re-assigned to Rytiri Kladno of the Czech 1….

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FlamesNation Mailbag: Jagr scoots, PP’s poop

I am pinch-hitting for the venerable Christian Tiberi this week, so I will do my best not to let him down. It’s the All-Star Break and I am sure we are all still basking in the glow of Johnny Gaudreau playing pretty well in the game itself (it’d be pretty nice to find Johnny a…