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Dobber: Juuso Valimaki is “the best player” in SM-Liiga

Folks, here’s a little inside scoop for you: the Calgary Flames are pretty excited about blueliner Juuso Valimaki. The Finn has had some injuries derail his first two pro seasons, but he’s off to a superb start to the 2020-21 in Finland’s top league, the SM-Liiga. In fact, he’s doing well enough early on that…

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Many current Flames shined at past World Juniors

The annual IIHF World Junior Championship is a great tournament, arguably the second-best in sports behind the Stanley Cup playoffs. In addition to featuring some great hockey, past World Juniors have represented some big leaps forward in the development of several prominent Flames. Here’s a snapshot at the World Junior history, and highlights, of the…