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Flames waive Brett Kulak, Curtis Lazar and Anthony Peluso

In advance of Tuesday’s league-wide roster deadline, the Calgary Flames have seemingly made some final decisions. The club has placed defender Brett Kulak and forwards Curtis Lazar and Anthony Peluso on the waiver wire, with intentions of sending the players to the American Hockey League’s Stockton Heat.

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Making room for Dube, Valimaki, and Andersson isn’t difficult

With 10 preseason games behind us and a Tuesday afternoon roster deadline looming, the Flames have some decisions to make. Based on what we’ve seen thus far, I don’t know if those decisions should be overly difficult, though. All three of Dillon Dube, Juuso Valimaki, and Rasmus Andersson have played well enough to start the…

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Adding another goalie is more complicated than it seems

In many ways, the success of the Calgary Flames in 2018-19 will be based on the success of their goaltending tandem. With significant upgrades on forward, arguably defense, and with several prospects knocking on the NHL door, the Flames look to be in much better shape this year as opposed to last, at least when…

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Post-Game: Flames drop preseason finale in Edmonton

The Calgary Flames polished off their preseason schedule on Saturday afternoon with a 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The result camouflages what was actually a pretty solid game for the Flames in a few areas, but their power play and some iffy defensive zone play conspired against them.

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FGD: One more (preseason) game for the road (1pm MT)

The preseason finally comes to an end this afternoon in “scenic” Edmonton. The Calgary Flames play a matinee exhibition game against the Edmonton Oilers in a game that both teams hope will answer some questions about their rosters, and hopefully result in everyone getting to the regular season without any bumps and bruises. The puck…

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Could the Flames upgrade their goaltending via the waiver wire?

It’s no secret that the Calgary Flames need to have strong goaltending in 2018-19 to succeed. Heck, they’d settle for merely consistent goaltending. But the drop off in performance and track record between starter Mike Smith and whoever ends up as his caddie – David Rittich or Jon Gillies – is pretty stark. But this…

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Post-Game: Flames hold on for exhibition win over Sharks

In the penultimate game of the 2018 preseason calendar, and playing against the most stacked lineup they’ve seen so far, the Calgary Flames looked pretty good against the San Jose Sharks. With roughly 95% of their big league lineup dressed, the Flames got out to an early lead and then hung on for a 4-3…

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FGD: A preseason visit to the Shark Tank (8:30pm MT, Flames.com)

The Calgary Flames have a late game tonight, but it could be a really important one for the regular season hopes and dreams of a few bubble players. The Flames chopped down their camp roster to just 29 players (28 of them healthy) yesterday in advance of tonight’s game in San Jose against the Sharks….

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Special teams improvements are a work in progress

“How can a power play with so many good players be so bad?” It’s a refrain that was often shouted from the Scotiabank Saddledome stands, and undoubtedly something that crossed the mind of Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving before he relieved the previous coaching staff of their duties following the 2017-18 season. Part of…