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The comprehensive history of the Flames drafting goalies

If there’s one glaring, organization-wide weakness for the Flames, it’s goaltending. As of this writing, there’s only one signed goalie that everyone agrees can play in the NHL, and there’s five that everyone agrees isn’t ready yet. It’s not a tenable situation, and it’s one the Flames could try and rectify later this month. There’s…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: AHL defencemen, part one

The Flames have been building their future blueline in the AHL. Over the past few seasons, Oliver Kylington and Rasmus Andersson have plied their trade in Stockton, and they figured that Juuso Valimaki would join them this season. For those who follow the Stockton Heat closely, this was an exciting proposition. You could see at…

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FlamesNation mailbag: TJ or Travis?

The Calgary Flames were going to make a big splash this off-season, as they do every off-season. Last week, the Michael Frolik and Sam Bennett trade rumours were big. This week, it’s TJ Brodie and Travis Hamonic potentially packing their bags. These moves have been often speculated, but never confirmed, and it’s looking almost certain…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: the ECHL

Honestly, the ECHL is not the most interesting league to study. It has often functioned as a dumping ground for extra prospects that couldn’t find a spot in the AHL, a place where they can keep themselves occupied while their contracts run out. Perhaps it becomes more than that one day, but for now, that’s…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Martin Pospisil

When Martin Pospisil was drafted, the overall reaction was that the Flames drafted a goon. With a statline that boasted 253 penalty minutes, it wasn’t an outlandish label, but not necessarily an accurate one either. Yes, Pospisil plays with an edge. He was also quietly one of the United States Hockey League’s most effective offensive…

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FlamesNation mailbag: Rumour mill heating up

We’ve talked about a lot hypothetical trades in recent mailbags. I suspect it’s because we’re all bored. But now there’s some smoke to the trade rumours. With the NHL season over in four to seven games, the offseason scheming is beginning to gain traction. A potential preview of Brad Treliving’s annual draft day blockbuster trade…

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FlamesNation manager evaluation: Brad Treliving

The Flames put together their most successful season under Brad Treliving after an aggressive off-season of spending and trading to drag the Flames out of the mediocrity they had been wading in for the two years prior. The general manager made some bold statements last off-season. How did it pan out?