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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #1 Juuso Valimaki

The Calgary Flames currently have seven of their own first round selections under contract. Five of them have established themselves as regular National Hockey League players. That group might grow by one this fall, depending on how things shake out on the blueline. The franchise’s most recent first round pick, 2017’s 6’2, 204 lb. Juuso…

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Breaking down the Flames 2018-19 broadcast schedule

The folks at Sportsnet announced the broadcast plans for the Calgary Flames for the 2018-19 season on Monday morning. The radio and television plans are remarkable in how little has actually changed from last season. Here’s a breakdown of Sportsnet’s plans for the Flames for the upcoming season.

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Calgary’s blueline changing of the guard is underway

For the last few years, many have considered Calgary’s group of NHL defencemen an area of strength. That remains a fair observation heading into the 2018-19 season and, thanks to some savvy drafting, the team’s organizational depth at the position is also strong. As a result, when you take ages and contracts into account, the…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #2 Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson should be a threat to make the NHL as a regular, and considering the Flames’ overall defensive depth chart, that’s a compliment. Taken in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft, the 6’1, 214 lb. right-shot defenceman proved a tantalizing option this past season. The hope now is that he…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #3 Andrew Mangiapane

All Andrew Mangiapane has done since being selected by the Flames as an overager in the sixth round, 166th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft is reward them for their faith in him. Standing at 5’10 and 184 lbs., the left-shooting left winger has done nothing but take steps forward year after year, and it’s…

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The Flames made significant reserve list changes this summer

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames underperformed in 2017-18. For a team that had designs on being a playoff contender, missing the postseason by the degree that they did was bound to lead to changes. General manager Brad Treliving has made a lot of changes since the beginning of April. Let’s take a look…

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The upcoming expansion process will impact Flames decision-making

The opening of training camp for the 2018-19 season is almost upon us and, aside from a new deal for Noah Hanifin and perhaps some minor moves here and there, it appears that the Calgary Flames are set for the upcoming year. But just over the horizon looms something that’s definitely impacting the Flames’ decision-making…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #4 Dillon Dube

The Calgary Flames don’t have a rich history of drafting, especially after the first round, but recently they’ve made several high ceiling picks, including Dillon Dube in 2016. An unassuming, sub-6′ forward out of Kelowna in the WHL, Dube has quickly risen to the top of the Flames’ prospect depth chart after an impressive junior…