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Flames rumour round-up: a quiet deadline approaches?

There’s an awful lot of chatter these days in the run-up to the 2021 NHL trade deadline on Monday. But from various sources, things are beginning to make it seem like we should expect a quieter than usual trade deadline for the Calgary Flames. Here’s a quick round-up of what’s being said and/or written about…

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FlamesNation prospect update: (almost) playoff season

Life in 2020/21 is weird, folks. Not only is there a worldwide pandemic – hope everyone is staying safe – but said pandemic has caused a lot of weird stuff to happen for hockey schedules. The OHL hasn’t played at all. The WHL is just getting started. The QMJHL is almost ready for their playoffs….

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Derek Ryan, David Rittich make up Calgary’s trade deadline top tier

Less than a week from the 2021 trade deadline, Calgary’s position should (hopefully) be clear. Sure, there’s a remote possibility of some miracle run, but that pipe dream can’t be enough to deter the Flames from aggressively attempting to sell off what they can. If that’s indeed what the team is thinking, I’ve split things…

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Brad Treliving on the challenges of 2021 NHL Draft scouting

Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving joined the Dean “Boomer” Molberg and the Sportsnet 960 The Fan morning show on Monday morning to discuss the team’s season and the run-up to next week’s trade deadline. In response to a question from Rhett Warrener about scouting during the pandemic, Treliving outlined the challenges facing teams in…