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WWYDW: How should Andrew Mangiapane affect the lines?

The Flames have already seen their regular lineup rocked by a number of AHL call-ups and graduates this season. Brett Kulak was the first to officially make it, but Mark Jankowski wasn’t too far behind. A long-term injury to Kris Versteeg brought up Garnet Hathaway, and now, with Michael Frolik out for the next few…

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Flames at 2018 World Juniors: Three Flames prospects survive the quarterfinals

The medal round of the World Junior Hockey Championship is a triumphant but often bittersweet time. Every game can be someone’s last at the event, which makes the event both exhilarating and a bit scary at times. Tuesday’s action in Buffalo featured Calgary Flames prospects in every single quarterfinal match-up. Three of them survived to…

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Facing lots of pucks is key for young Flames goalies

To many, goaltending is a bit of a mystery. The development of young goaltenders into fully-fledged National Hockey League goaltenders is a bumpy road fraught with hazards and opportunities for things to go sideways. Since Miikka Kiprusoff arrived in Calgary back in 2003, the Flames have drafted eight goaltenders. They have combined for 67 NHL…

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Slack New Year’s: How about a trade?

The Calgary Flames haven’t been getting results. Under the surface, things seem to be okay, but they just aren’t scoring goals. Unsurprisingly, that has led to a lack of wins. There are ways to fix this. The most obvious one is going to be “fire the coach!!” but, beyond that, there’s always the possibility of…