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Three options to partner with David Rittich next season

While his contract has yet to be signed, we know David Rittich will make up half of Calgary’s goaltending tandem in 2019-20. What remains to be seen is who will share the Flames’ crease with him for the coming season. Rittich is the team’s best chance at a long-term number one since Miikka Kiprusoff, which…

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Tobias Björnfot

If there’s one thing the Calgary Flames love, it’s Swedish hockey players. Their blueline group, in particular, has been bolstered by some promising young Swedes. In the first round of the 2019 NHL Draft, might they consider Swedish defender Tobias Björnfot?

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2019 NHL Draft Central

Friends, the annual NHL Draft is one of the most interesting times of the year throughout the league. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be focusing in on who the the Calgary Flames will draft at 26th overall. But there’s a ton of other things happening around the league related to the 2019 NHL Draft.

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: the ECHL

Honestly, the ECHL is not the most interesting league to study. It has often functioned as a dumping ground for extra prospects that couldn’t find a spot in the AHL, a place where they can keep themselves occupied while their contracts run out. Perhaps it becomes more than that one day, but for now, that’s…

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: John Beecher

In recent years, one of the most reliable producers of high-end talent for the NHL Draft has been the U.S. National Development Program. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the National Development Program is a deep group this year. One of their more intriguing prospects is centre John Beecher.

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A recent history of Flames first round picks

The Calgary Flames will select 26th overall in the first round of the upcoming 2019 NHL Draft. Since history is a pretty good teacher, let’s take a trip down memory lane and examine some recent first round selections by the Flames.

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Egor Afanasyev

The Calgary Flames will select 26th overall at the 2019 NHL Draft. Based on the talent pool in this draft, there are a lot of players they could potentially select at that spot. We begin our journey into this year’s draft class with a look at Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Egor Afanasyev.

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Martin Pospisil

When Martin Pospisil was drafted, the overall reaction was that the Flames drafted a goon. With a statline that boasted 253 penalty minutes, it wasn’t an outlandish label, but not necessarily an accurate one either. Yes, Pospisil plays with an edge. He was also quietly one of the United States Hockey League’s most effective offensive…

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FlamesNation mailbag: Rumour mill heating up

We’ve talked about a lot hypothetical trades in recent mailbags. I suspect it’s because we’re all bored. But now there’s some smoke to the trade rumours. With the NHL season over in four to seven games, the offseason scheming is beginning to gain traction. A potential preview of Brad Treliving’s annual draft day blockbuster trade…

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FlamesNation manager evaluation: Brad Treliving

The Flames put together their most successful season under Brad Treliving after an aggressive off-season of spending and trading to drag the Flames out of the mediocrity they had been wading in for the two years prior. The general manager made some bold statements last off-season. How did it pan out?