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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…

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Flames retain cap flexibility after free agent spending spree

On Wednesday, the Calgary Flames made a big splash by signing free agent Blake Coleman to a contract that runs through 2026-27. They made smaller acquisitions, too, ultimately adding a handful of new faces to their club. After all the moves they made, they still have a lot of salary cap flexibility.

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Free agency takeaways: The Flames got better at forward

The beginning of free agency is just a snapshot of an off-season, but the Flames were definitely busy on Wednesday. While it’s too early to draw any definitive conclusions on Calgary’s summer, one thing is already abundantly clear: they’re a better group at forward than the last time we saw them. The rest of the…

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Flames arena deal passes council vote (again)

It’s a done deal. (Again.) The deal to construct a new arena to house the Calgary Flames (and Calgary Hitmen, Calgary Roughnecks and other, non-sports, events) has been successfully amended and ratified by Calgary’s city council. The vote passed through city council following roughly four hours of discussion and debate on Wednesday afternoon.