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31 Thoughts: touching on Calgary’s cap troubles

It’s Thursday, so the hockey world was bestowed another edition of Elliotte Friedman’s 31 Thoughts column over at the Sportsnet website. Friedman’s thoughts didn’t dig extensively into the goings-on with the Calgary Flames, but a couple items touched on what’s going to be an ongoing concern for the hockey club this season: salary cap challenges.

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Post-Game: Defensive play optional in exhibition tilt with Sharks

Pre-season hockey isn’t often picturesque. It’s usually something to be endured rather than enjoyed. The Calgary Flames’ contest against the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night at the Saddledome was one of these games. The Flames won ugly, prevailing 6-4 in a fairly clunky 60 minutes of exhibition hockey.

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Pre-FGD: Flames host the Baby Sharks (doo-doo-doo) (7pm MT, Flames.com)

Hoping to grow off their split squad showdowns with the Vancouver Canucks on Monday, the Calgary Flames are back in exhibition action tonight at the Scotiabank Saddledome. This evening they host a smattering of NHL bodies from the San Jose Sharks, plus several baby Sharks. The puck drops at 7 p.m. MT and you can…

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Rasmus Andersson: ‘The goal is to win the Cup’

Twelve months ago, Rasmus Andersson was a promising young prospect hungry to prove himself at the National Hockey League level. Today, he’s one of the more intriguing pieces of the Calgary Flames roster. The 22-year-old Swede enjoyed a remarkable 2018-19 season and seems poised to expand his role in the Flames roster in the season…

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Flames send three players back to junior

According to Homer Simpson, the hardest part of camp is the cuts. For the Calgary Flames, they began the tough process with the easiest decisions possible: they’ve assigned Dustin Wolf, Milos Roman and Dmitry Zavgorodniy back to their respective junior clubs.

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Several Flames can help carry your fantasy team this season

Finally, October is nearing and that marks not only the beginning of another NHL season, but the start of fantasy hockey as well. Coming off a historically successful season, mired by a crushing playoff defeat, the Calgary Flames are a team to keep your eye on in fantasy drafts this year. Several Flames broke out…

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Post-Game: Baby Flames steal one in Victoria

With the NHL squad playing a game to forget in Calgary, the Flames sent a roster of mostly AHL talent to Victoria to battle with a weakened (no Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, or Brock Boeser) NHL Canucks team. The scripts were flipped in both contests, as the weaker Flames roster managed to sneak away with…

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Post-Game: Flames lose in overtime against the Utica Comets

As per tradition, the Calgary Flames dressed a largely NHL-ready roster for the Calgary half of their split squad series with the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks sent their odds and sods to the Scotiabank Saddledome. Somehow, the game went to overtime, and the Flames lost by a 3-2 score.