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FlamesNation Mailbag: suddenly it’s August

It’s August, folks, and besides salary arbitration cases, most of the biggest pieces of news are probably either (a) complete or (b) waiting until September. In the meantime, let’s celebrate the turning over of the calendar with the mailbag!

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A big season approaches for Glenn Gawdin and Matthew Phillips

If you follow the same people most of us do within the spheres of Calgary Flames social media, there are two pairings of prospects that pundits and followers seem excited about. One pairing features 2019 first round pick Jakob Pelletier and 2020 first round pick Connor Zary, a pair of 2001-born players that could step…

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Nikita Zadorov files for salary arbitration

The Calgary Flames may have a date with one of their restricted free agents and an arbiter. Defenseman Nikita Zadorov has filed for salary arbitration, according to a list published by the National Hockey League Players Association.

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After roster changes, how do the Flames’ special teams look?

The Calgary Flames have made some changes to their roster. Several players from the 2020-21 vintage have departed, most notably captain Mark Giordano, and a quartet of new regular skaters have joined the club. Nowhere will Giordano’s departure be more stark than on the two sides of special teams. How will the units likely look…

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After a busy week, the Flames still have lots to do this summer

General manager Brad Treliving has been busy this week. Since Monday, Calgary has made three trades, signed a pair of NHL forwards, and added numerous depth pieces on two-way deals. In the process, the Flames have upgraded their forward depth but questions remain elsewhere on the roster. Whether it’s a significant move at forward, supplementing…

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Flames re-sign Colton Poolman (one year, two-way, $750,000)

The Calgary Flames have locked down one of their restricted free agents. They’ve signed defenseman Colton Poolman to a one year, two-way deal worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Calgary #Flames have signed RFA defenseman Colton Poolman to a 1 year / 2 way contract: $750k / $80khttps://t.co/KNjFtb47EX — CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 30, 2021 Poolman,…

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Who’s who in the Flames prospect system

The annual NHL Draft is behind us and it’s probably a good time to take stock of the Calgary Flames’ prospect system. After the addition of eight players in the draft, the Flames have 27 players who haven’t hit their 23rd birthday (or become NHL regulars yet) waiting in the wings for their chance at…