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Flamesnation player evaluation: Dillon Dube

If one single beacon of warm yellow light managed to slash through the ashes of the Calgary Flames’ first-round loss to the Dallas Stars, it was Dillon Dube. The kid rocked. He scored, he hit, he whizzed all over the ice like something feral. Apparently lofting saucer passes through the doorways of your father’s warehouse…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Jake Neighbours

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 on our list is a player from just up Highway 2: Edmonton Oil…

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Flamesnation player evaluation: Elias Lindholm

When Brad Treliving embarked on his quest to collect 2013 draft class players like Infinity Stones most of us were unsure what the fifth overall selection, Elias Lindholm, would bring to the table. Outside of the collective rejoicing for a right hand shot forward and interest in his versatility, there wasn’t a clear read on…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau exploded with 99 points in 2018–19 before cratering in the playoffs, failing to record a single goal in the Flames’ five-game loss to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. This year? Well, his regular season was worse, but his playoff performance was marginally better. Still, is that enough to keep Gaudreau in…

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Friedman: Flames could be a fit for Oliver Ekman-Larsson or Darcy Kuemper

Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman joined Pat Steinberg on Sportsnet 960 The Fan’s Big Show on Wednesday afternoon. Among the topics they broached was, coincidentally, a few tidbits of news regarding the Calgary Flames. In particular? The Flames could be a fit for Arizona defender Oliver Ekman-Larsson and goalie Darcy Kuemper.

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Sam Bennett

If there’s one question Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving wishes he had he answer to this off-season, it’s what is Sam Bennett? After five full NHL seasons, and trial periods in basically every situation you could imagine, it’s unclear precisely what Bennett can be or do over an 82-game season. He’s next up in…

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There’s plenty of merit to re-signing Erik Gustafsson

Calgary’s acquisition of defenceman Erik Gustafsson at February’s trade deadline (remember that?) was one of the team’s most intriguing in quite some time. That’s partly because the Flames have been relatively quiet at recent deadlines, but also because Gustafsson is an interesting study. As offensively gifted as they come, Gustafsson had his ups and downs…