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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #6 Filip Sveningsson

Since being drafted, Filip Sveningsson has won championships in two different leagues (scoring the clinching goal in one) and a U20 scoring title in a professional league. He turned 20 last month. Seemingly doomed to obscurity as a seventh round pick, Sveningsson has shot up the FlamesNation top 20, landing 11 spots higher than he…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #7 Dmitry Zavgorodniy

From seventh rounder a year ago, to number seven on our annual top 20, Dmitry Zavgorodniy has been a fast riser through the Flames organization. The pint-sized – 5’9″, 174 lbs – the Russian left winger can make a name for himself in the Flames organization as one of the rare right handed players with…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #10 Martin Pospisil

There’s a debate in hockey circles that has been raging on for a long time, and will presumably rage on even after the final hockey game is played: toughness versus skill. Should teams bulk up and try beating their opponents into submission, or sacrifice the rough stuff for the fancy yet less physical? Thankfully, Martin…

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How is Stockton shaping up?

Since it’s prospect month here at FlamesNation, let’s take a look at their closest source of future Flames: the Stockton Heat. Although things aren’t written in stone yet, here’s a preview of what Stockton looks like right now, their strengths and weaknesses, and where they could add before the season gets underway.

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Jon Gillies

Since it’s Top 20 Prospect season here at FlamesNation, let’s take a stroll down memory lane to 2015, when FN agreed that Jon Gillies was the #2 prospect in the Flames organization. This year, he received two 20th placed votes. We’ll let those writers speak for themselves, but I think they did it out of…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #19 Josh Nodler

The Calgary Flames are pretty shy on right handed shots. Based on our criteria (Calder eligibility), only five righties were eligible for voting. The first is the most recent addition to the prospect pool, Josh Nodler. The 6’0, 196lbs listed centre is a college bound prospect, looking to prove that there’s more to him than…

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FlamesNation mailbag: the fringes

We’ve gone on about the big issues of the Calgary Flames off-season for a long time now: what’s happening with TJ Brodie and/or Michael Frolik? What’s happening with Matthew Tkachuk? How can we lose players and also get better? Et cetera, et cetera. Let’s give everyone a break from that conversation and look at some…

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A closer look at Dustin Wolf

The Flames were going to draft a goalie at some point in the 2019 draft. With a glaring organizational need, it was only a matter of where. They waited until the third last pick of the draft to select Dustin Wolf of the Everett Silvertips. Despite athleticism, an extremely high hockey IQ (just a high…

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A closer look at Josh Nodler

If you open up any FlamesNation article from about March 28th, 2013 to now, there’s a good chance that the Flames’ right wing struggles is mentioned at some point or another. It’s a wee bit of an ongoing issue. Specific to drafting, the Flames have been notoriously poor with righted handed forwards. They drafted two…