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FlamesNation Mailbag: Delivering the Bill

Well, it’s only a short matter of time before Bill Peters is (likely) announced head coach of the Calgary Flames. Who is this man? What does he do well? What should we be scared of? That, and other questions, ahead.

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Matthew Phillips

It’s something about those short guys. Despite a focus (often exaggerated, but sometimes clearly real) on Brian Burke words like truculence and pugnacity, the Flames have found their most success looking for shortish guys. Johnny Gaudreau is quite obvious, but the Flames have picked up promising players in Andrew Mangiapane, Dillon Dube, and Adam Fox,…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: D’Artagnan Joly

With a limited amount of top 100 picks, you have to make the most of what you have (as we’ll see this upcoming June). The Flames have made it a habit in recent years to seek out some of the prospects whose desirability relative to production is disproportionate, often to the extremes. If the odds…

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FlamesNation Prospect Update: No playoffs here, either

The Kansas City Mavericks have finished their season outside of the playoffs and the Stockton Heat need to hope that they win out while also hoping the San Diego Gulls don’t get another point. Basically, impossible. At least there’s synergy between all three pro levels of Calgary Flames hockey.

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Glenn Gawdin

The Flames seem to have a good thing going with the WHL. In the past two drafts, they have selected one of the most consistent scorers in Matthew Phillips, one of the strongest all around players in Dillon Dube, and a burgeoning star defenceman in Juuso Valimaki. They’ve wisely used their picks on players in…

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FlamesNation Prospect Update: Playing out the stretch

Three Flames games left, six Stockton games left. AHL prospects are heading up to take the spots of the injured and kind of injured, getting a premature audition for a team with zero meaningful games left. CHL kids are slowly making their way to Stockton as they are eliminated, filling the Heat roster right back…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Zach Fischer

The Flames have been sorely lacking in right wing depth since Iggy left, which is pretty dang sad considering all the time they had to fix that one specific problem. Free agency hasn’t really worked out and neither has trading. The team, throughout various management regimes, is seemingly adverse to drafting at that position, having…