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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Brendan Brisson

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first-round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Next up? Current Michigan Wolverines commitment, former USHL darling and deadly powerplay marksman Brendan…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Tobias Rieder

After infamously being called out by Edmonton Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson near the conclusion of his disastrous 2018–19 season, Tobias Rieder found a new home three hours down the QEII this year and carved a decent niche for himself. The Flames signed Rieder to a one-year, league-minimum contract after inviting him to their September 2019…

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2020 Flames Late Round Targets: Luke Prokop

Folks, the difference between a good draft and a great draft is a team finding late round gems. During the run-up to the 2020 NHL Draft on October 6 & 7, we’ll be highlighting a few players that the Calgary Flames should keep an eye out late in the draft. First up? Calgary Hitmen defender…

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Let’s talk about clauses restricting player movement

After a fairly disappointing playoff exit – for the second time in as many seasons – many Calgary Flames fans are calling for big changes. Some want wholesale changes, with the core of the team sent away in trades. But given the desire for change, it’s worth thinking about what players can’t be moved easily….

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Don’t expect the Flames to buy anybody out

On Friday at 3 p.m. MT, the National Hockey League’s annual buyout period begins. The period allows the NHL’s 31 general managers to spend their way out of any mistakes they’ve made, so long as ownership is okay with paying guys not to play. Don’t expect the Calgary Flames to buy any players out, though.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Travis Hamonic

In the summer of 2017, the Calgary Flames traded their 2018 first round pick and two second rounders to the New York Islanders in exchange for the final three years of defenseman Travis Hamonic’s contract. Well, those three years have come and gone. Was the acquisition cost worth it? Probably not. Has Hamonic been a…

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FlamesNation prospect update: the start of a strange season

As the National Hockey League completes its playoff year, the 2020-21 season has begun in fits and starts in Europe. As such, it’s finally time for the first prospect update of the new season. It’s going to be a bit weird this season, gang, and this update reflects that.

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LeBrun has the Flames as a potential Alex Pietrangelo landing spot

The Calgary Flames could be connected to yet another big name that’s hitting the free agent market on Oct. 9. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun appeared on TSN on Tuesday to discuss the status of pending unrestricted free agent Alex Pietrangelo, currently of the St. Louis Blues. One of the teams he sees as a fit…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Helge Grans

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Let’s take a look at a type of player the Flames tend to…

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Flames assign Eetu Tuulola to Sweden

Friends, nobody’s sure when the North American hockey season will begin. As such, many NHL clubs are trying to find places for their kids to play. The Calgary Flames are one of those clubs. The Flames assigned winger Eetu Tuulola to Vasterviks IK of HockeyAllsvenskan on Tuesday morning.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Derek Ryan

When you play in the bottom six forward group, it’s often hard work for not a ton of glory. In his second season with the Calgary Flames, center Derek Ryan toiled in the bottom six and played with a bunch of different players. While he didn’t rack up a ton of points, he was quietly…