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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Devin Kaplan

Last year, the Calgary Flames scored big at the draft by taking a right shot forward from the United States with their first draft pick. In 2022, their first pick isn’t until the second round, but could they be going for another right shot American forward? Let’s take a look at Devin Kaplan.

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Flames announce eight-game 2022-23 pre-season schedule

As we wait for the 2022 NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames have announced their pre-season calendar for the 2022-23 season. The Flames will play eight games – four at home and four on the road – against the Seattle Kraken, Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers. Here’s the breakdown (all times Mountain): Sun., Sept….

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Matthew Poitras

The Calgary Flames have focused on building up the middle, in terms of trying to invest and/or acquire goaltenders, defencemen and centres. Centres in particular have been a focus in recent seasons, with the Flames drafting a ton of them. Guelph Storm pivot Matthew Poitras could be a very interesting consideration for the Flames at…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Aleksanteri Kaskimaki

Over the last couple of decades, if not longer, Finland has been pumping out top-tier NHL talent. This draft will feature elite talents like Joakim Kemell and Brad Lambert headlining the Finnish prospects available. The last time the Flames targeted a Finnish prospect was when they drafted Jusso Valimaki in round one of the 2017…

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Four Flames stories to watch at the NHL Draft in Montreal

Welcome to draft week! I’m thrilled to be representing FlamesNation and Sportsnet 960 at the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal. With just three picks, it looks like Calgary is in store for a rather quiet event… but that’s on the surface. I actually think there’s a chance the Flames could be much busier than at…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Calle Odelius

The Swedish Hockey League and Swedish hockey system have produced a number of talented defencemen over the last handful of NHL Drafts. Whether be the large and physically imposing Victor Hedman, or the smooth-skating offensive dynamic that Rasmus Dahlin possesses, Sweden has done something right when it comes to producing elite blueliners. Defenceman Calle Odelius…

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2022 Flames Second Round Targets: Paul Ludwinski

It every draft class, there are a few players sprinkled throughout the rankings that seem to fit a particular team’s needs and preferences to a tee. For the Calgary Flames, a team that likes smart, two-way players who can play with pace, Kingston Frontenacs forward Paul Ludwinski arguably stands out as the most Flamesy forward…

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FlamesNation Mailbag: it’s NHL Draft week!

Happy July, everybody! The 2022 NHL Draft begins on Thursday night with round one, with rounds two through seven taking place on Friday. As we barrel towards the big event, let’s dive into the mailbag and see what’s up.

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Flames prospect Cole Huckins traded in the QMJHL

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League lifted their trade freeze over the weekend in advance of their annual draft on Monday and Tuesday. And teams in the QMJHL didn’t hesitate, with nearly 40 trades consummated over the weekend. One such trade saw Calgary Flames prospect Cole Huckins shipped from the Acadie-Bathurst Titan to the Sherbrooke…