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Four lineup questions one week into training camp

The Flames are officially one week and three preseason games into 2021 training camp. While a good chunk of Calgary’s opening night lineup seems to be determined, I still have a few questions I’m interested to have answered between now and then. With five exhibition games to go, there’s plenty of time for these topics…

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Beyond the boxscore – P3: Camp is more interesting than we thought

Well, that was a pretty fun hockey game to watch. The Flames put their big guns in for a night and they didn’t disappoint. It’s unfortunate they lost, but some younger members of this club played well tonight. Albeit against the Seattle (Half) Kraken. Not quite everyone was on every aspect of their game, but…

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Pre-Season Post-Game: Flames can’t get Kraken against Seattle

The Calgary Flames welcomed former captain Mark Giordano and the Seattle Kraken to the Saddledome on Wednesday night. After a pair of fairly one-sided losses, the Flames were much, much better against Seattle. Unfortunately, “much better” didn’t result in a pre-season victory, as they dropped a close one by a 4-3 score in a shootout…

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Pre-Season FGD: Let’s get Kraken (7pm MT, Flames.com stream)

One of the greatest Calgary Flames in franchise history returns to the Saddledome for the first time as a member of the Seattle Kraken. Mark Giordano is expected to be in the line-up for Seattle as they visit the Flames for a pre-season game! The puck drops just after 7 p.m. MT and the action…

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FlamesNation prospect update: it begins

Folks, we’re underway! The 2021-22 hockey season has begun in earnest in Europe and for the United States Hockey League, so we’re kicking off our weekly dive into how the Calgary Flames’ prospects are faring. Let’s see how the early birds are doing so far!

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The Flames don’t need to name a new captain right away

The last (and only) time the Flames have gone a season without a captain was 1990-91. Since Joe Nieuwendyk assumed the role the following year, Calgary has had a serving captain every season for the last three decades. With the departure of Mark Giordano, though, the position is vacant ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, which…

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Pre-Season Post-Game: Flames fall short in Abbotsford

The Calgary Flames played a game in Abbotsford on Monday night for the first time since their farm team relocated from that city in 2014. The good news is the Flames scored their first goals of the pre-season. The bad news is the Flames were second-best, again, this time in a 4-2 loss to the…