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Flames at World Juniors Day 6: New Year’s Eve fun

Three games took place on Thursday at the 2021 World Junior Championship! Two of them involved Flames prospects! Here’s how the Flames fared on the final day of the round robin. Canada 4, Finland 1 Canada scored early and often, and Flames prospects factored in on two of their four goals. Jakob Pelletier got the…

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Flames sign Connor Zary to entry level contract

On the final day of 2020, the Calgary Flames have signed their 2020 first round pick. Forward Connor Zary has inked an entry level contract with the club. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal is a three year contract that sources indicate carries a $925,000 cap hit per season and includes additional performance bonuses.

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The top five Calgary Flames moments of 2020

Despite only having three full months of hockey to draw from over the last 365 days, coming up with a top five list from the last calendar year was surprisingly easy. The resurgence of the Battle of Alberta features heavily in our top five moments of 2020, but which game ends up number one? Let’s…

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Don’t expect Connor Zary to sign until the New Year

It goes without saying that the Calgary Flames are pretty fond of 2020 first round selection Connor Zary. And the 24th player selected in October’s draft is pretty excited to be a Flame someday. While Zary’s camp is closing in on cementing his entry level deal with the club, we’re told it likely won’t be…

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Flames at World Juniors Day 5: Russians off to quarterfinals

It was a quiet day for Calgary Flames prospects on Wednesday at the World Juniors, with only one team in action. But the one game that went on will have huge ramifications for the standings in Group B and the seeding for the quarterfinals. Russia 4, Sweden 3 (OT) The streak is dead, long live…

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AHL has a framework for a Feb. 5 start

As everyone scurries around to finalize details for NHL camps to open over the next few days, we got a bit of news from the American Hockey League on their restart for 2020-21. .TheAHL Board of Governors has approved the structural framework for an AHL season that will begin on February 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/l5Yk0z2rht —…

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FlamesNation prospect update: closing out 2020

Much of the focus of the hockey world this week will be on the NHL ramping up for the restart – the Calgary Flames open up camp on Jan. 3 – but let’s check in on the Flames’ many, many prospects as we close out the 2020 calendar year.

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Flames at World Juniors Day 4: big wins all around

After an off day on Monday, Tuesday was the fourth day of preliminary round competition for Calgary Flames prospects at the World Juniors! All the Flames prospects dressed, but only three were involved on the ice. United States 7, Czech Republic 0 After a very close win over Russia on Monday, the Czechs got spanked…

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Calgary’s blueline cracks the North Division top tier

A deep and reliable blueline has been a strength of the Flames in recent years, and that should remain true for the coming 2020-2021 season. Calgary has reshaped their defence over the offseason and there are a few important questions to be answered as a result. That said, I still have the Flames near the…