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FlamesNation Mailbag: rookie camp and ennui

Rookie camp opens this week, friends! And it appears that the Calgary Flames have completed their final off-season moves, adding veteran free agents Brad Richardson and Erik Gudbranson. It appears that the fanbase is… of mixed opinions of Brad Treliving’s moves over the off-season. As we prepare for the curtain to rise on camp, it’s…

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Exploring the Sean Monahan paradox

Eight years ago, the Calgary Flames selected Sean Monahan sixth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. His selection was the first big building block in the club’s rebuild, and the hope was he could be a foundational piece for the club. Eight years later, Monahan is one of the most productive players in that draft…

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Are any roster spots left for Flames youngsters?

On Wednesday, the Calgary Flames seemingly finished up their off-season business with a few signings. The most notable of which was veteran centre Brad Richardson, who seems likely to be penciled in as the fourth line centre. Richardson’s pact leaves the Flames with 20 players on one-way NHL contracts. With so many established NHL bodies…

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Matt Stajan replaces Joel Otto as Hitmen assistant coach

Good news and bad news for the Calgary Hitmen, folks. The bad news is that assistant coach Joel Otto is stepping away due to a hip injury. The good news is that his replacement is beloved former Calgary Flames forward Matt Stajan. NEWS: Hitmen announce the hiring of Matt Stajan as assistant coach. — Calgary…

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The Flames need a bounce back season from Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson is one of the most fascinating Flames players to watch this year. The fourth-year defenceman wasn’t alone amongst important players having down seasons in 2021. Knowing how Calgary’s blueline story has played out this summer, though, a rebound year from Andersson looms as one of the most crucial keys to a return to…

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Daniil Chechelev signs AHL deal

The Calgary Flames have added another goaltender to the North American mix for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The club announced on Wednesday that 20-year-old Russian netminder Daniil Chechelev has been signed to an American Hockey League contract with the Stockton Heat. Coming over to North America!#Flames prospect Daniil Chechelev has been signed to an AHL…