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Mistakes the Flames have made when trading stars

Friends, there’s a non-zero chance that the Calgary Flames could make a significant trade this off-season. For hockey reasons, for salary cap reasons, and for team composition reasons, the Flames could make a big move involving a big name player. Historically, that hasn’t gone too well. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Andrew Mangiapane

When he was drafted in the sixth round back in 2015 and even upon excelling in a full-time role on the fourth line last season there were plenty of folks outside Flames land uttering “Andrew Mangi-a-who?”. Now, the former Barrie Colt has replied loud and clear: “Andrew Mangiapane, that’s who!”

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Rasmus Andersson

For a developing hockey player veering towards the end of his entry-level contract in the NHL, there exist a few possible boosts to his image that he hopes to enjoy. In the case of Rasmus Andersson, these boosts included rising prominence, improved production, and a juicy payday. Whereas many Calgary Flames skidded down a cliff…

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Geoff Ward named Flames head coach

Put on your shocked faces, folks, for the Calgary Flames have a new head coach. After a lengthy interim period dating back to last November, Geoff Ward has been given the role on a full-time basis.

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Ozzy Wiesblatt

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 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? A swanky offensive project from the WHL, Prince Albert Raiders winger Ozzy…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Milan Lucic

When the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from Edmonton in July 2019 in exchange for James Neal, first reactions ruled near-unanimously in the Oilers’ favour. Yahoo! Sports’ Ryan Lambert called the deal “inexplicable” and “a clear overreaction to the Flames’ first-round loss to the Avalanche.” Over at Deadspin, Barry Petchesky lauded the deal as “miraculous”…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Mavrik Bourque

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. A guy named Bourque might be on Calgary’s radar? What is this, 2008?…