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FlamesNation player evaluation: Oliver Kylington

Though he made his National Hockey League debut nearly three years ago, it was the 2018-19 season that served as Oliver Kylington’s coming out party in the NHL. Though plenty of question marks remain (as it tends to be with young player), Kylington continued his trend of taking a step forward every year, establishing himself…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Dmitry Zavgorodniy

The Flames have drafted small but talented picks in the later rounds under Brad Treliving, and it’s starting to pay off. Andrew Mangiapane, 166th overall in 2015, has proven that he’s too good for the AHL and has started to make an impression in the NHL. Matthew Phillips, who also went at 166 in the…

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Rumour: Adam Ollas Mattsson headed back to Sweden

If a rumour out of Sweden is to believed, the Stockton Heat will be losing a second regular defenseman next season. According to a report from Swedish reporter Johan Svensson (of Kvällsposten), Adam Ollas Mattsson may be joining the Malmo Redhawks of the Swedish Hockey League.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Mike Smith

When Mike Smith was acquired back in 2017, general manager Brad Treliving described the netminder’s age as “a young 35,” which was meant to ease the concerns about the veteran goalie and whether he could still carry the load as a starter. A short two years later, it’s not unfair to say it feels like…

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Michael Frolik and Travis Hamonic on TSN’s trade bait list

Most of the National Hockey League is firmly into their off-season and so trade chatter is beginning to pick up. TSN’s Frank Seravalli has compiled the first installment of his trade bait board and it features a pair of Calgary Flames: Michael Frolik and Travis Hamonic.

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Zach Fischer and D’Artagnan Joly probably won’t be signed

The 2019 NHL Draft is looming and teams are trying to square off their unfinished business from prior drafts. The Calgary Flames have until June 1 to sign 2017 picks Zach Fischer and D’Artagnan Joly. Based on the team’s patterns of behaviour, it doesn’t seem likely that either player will be signed.

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Marcus Hogstrom is headed back to Sweden

One of the Calgary Flames’ international imports is headed back home. Per the team’s site, Swedish defender Marcus Hogstrom is returning to Djurgardens IF for the 2019-20 season.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: David Rittich

David Rittich entered the season as the backup to Mike Smith, starting just seven of the team’s first 20 games. However, as the season progressed, it was clear that the newly-coined Big Save Dave would move forward as the Flames starting goaltender by the All-Star Game.