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Flames place Jaromir Jagr on IR, recall Ryan Lomberg

Jaromir Jagr’s health has been the worst kept secret around the Flames, but they’ve finally made a move that confirms what everyone already knew. This morning, they have placed the 45-year-old on the IR, freeing up a roster spot to recall Stockton Heat forward Ryan Lomberg.

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FlamesNation Mailbag: Fresh wounds on the right wing

It’s been almost four years running now that the Flames have had right wing problems. Just as the Flames had been trying to find a long-term goaltending solution since Miikka Kipprusoff’s retirement (arguably, this process is still ongoing, although certainly less grim than Leland Irving and Danny Taylor), they really haven’t had a bonafide first…

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Matthew Tkachuk’s appearance on After Hours: Mouthguards and memories

After last night’s thrilling victory over the Anaheim Ducks, Matthew Tkachuk made an appearance on After Hours with Scott Oake and Louie DeBrusk (after Kevin Bieksa’s appearance, which baffles me because think of having both of them together at the same time). We’ve cut out some of the highlights for you, so you get Matthew’s…

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It might be time to demote Curtis Lazar

Even if you ignore the price paid, acquiring Curtis Lazar was the most perplexing move the Flames made last season. He didn’t fill any immediate need, seeing as he didn’t play until the season was wrapped up. His numbers, both advanced and basic, didn’t suggest that he was an upgrade on any other Flames player….

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FlamesNation Mailbag: Powerplays and patience

We’re probably at the most frustrating part of the Flames’ season (hopefully). They look so good but can’t score. Sometimes, that happens. Rarely, it happens all during the same week or two. Some of it has been comical to watch (that 5-on-3 versus Nashville went predictably horrible. I must admit that I wasn’t even mad…