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Flames’ preseason showing dividends of 2016 fire sale

Due to the Flames’ trip to China, they’ve had the luxury of keeping much of their final NHL roster together early on in preseason. The reverse has been a boon for the team, as well: with such a prospect-heavy group dressing in early games, hopeful rookies have had the chance to stand out. A couple…

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Post-Game: Flames fall 3-1 in Beijing

After getting only one practice in before their first preseason game against the Bruins – a 4-3 shootout loss – the Flames had a few days to get some more work in, amidst partaking in tourist-y activities because, hey, they’re in China, why not? With Matthew Tkachuk, Mikael Backlund, Michael Frolik, Brett Kulak, and Michael…

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A brief introduction to the Flames’ 10 PTOs

It simply wouldn’t be a training camp without players signed to professional tryouts, and with pretty much the entire established roster overseas in China, bringing in more players while awaiting their return was always going to be a necessity. But just who are the 10 guys the Flames have brought into camp? Let’s take a…

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Who could be the Flames’ Brock Boeser?

NHL teams travelling to China for the preseason is a relatively new thing. The Flames (and Bruins) aren’t making the inaugural trip, though – the Canucks and Kings made their way overseas last September. One player who didn’t go, however, was the Canucks’ Brock Boeser. He responded by scoring 55 points in 62 games as…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #2 Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson should be a threat to make the NHL as a regular, and considering the Flames’ overall defensive depth chart, that’s a compliment. Taken in the second round, 53rd overall, of the 2015 NHL Draft, the 6’1, 214 lb. right-shot defenceman proved a tantalizing option this past season. The hope now is that he…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #3 Andrew Mangiapane

All Andrew Mangiapane has done since being selected by the Flames as an overager in the sixth round, 166th overall in the 2015 NHL Draft is reward them for their faith in him. Standing at 5’10 and 184 lbs., the left-shooting left winger has done nothing but take steps forward year after year, and it’s…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2018: #6 Spencer Foo

The Flames have long been devoid of right wingers. They’ve taken a couple of steps to try to rectify that – signing Troy Brouwer was one, acquiring Elias Lindholm and James Neal is probably a better route – but in between those moves, they won the bidding war for undrafted third-year NCAA right-shooting right winger…