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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Ryan Lomberg

The Flames have quietly amassed a collection of talent through their development camp invites. Spencer Foo, Josh Healey, Glenn Gawdin, and Garnet Hathaway were all alumni of the Flames’ summer camp who have turned into pros. Ryan Lomberg is also one of those camp graduates hoping to breakthrough to the NHL. Despite being 5’9″, Lomberg…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Jon Gillies

No one ever said developing a goalie was easy. Jon Gillies was drafted six years ago, has collected a ton of hardware, and put up great numbers along the way at every stop. Yet he’s still not quite NHL ready yet, as his half-shaky, half-alright big league stint indicated. Is this the year he finally…

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FlamesNation mailbag: the floodgates open

Thank you to the Montreal Canadiens for pushing over the first domino for an offseason that can hopefully produce as many wild trades as their Max Domi for Alex Galchenyuk trade. Perhaps the Flames are involved in a few of those, though not as lopsided.

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Flames fourth round targets: Pavel Gogolev

The Flames under Brad Treliving have started trusting their OHL scouts more and more, mostly because of the rewards they reap. Excluding Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk -two obvious choices- the Flames have plucked Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane from the OHL, players who could become regular NHL contributors just three years removed. Tyler Parsons…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Andrew Mangiapane

The Flames have depth scoring issues. Thankfully, they can be fixed for free. Andrew Mangiapane established himself as one of the AHL’s best players this year at the age of 21. He’s likely going to be a full time Flame next season, based on his stellar season this year and stellar season in general. The…

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FlamesNation Prospect wrap-up: Brett Pollock

If you had to name candidates for the “breakout player of the year” for the Stockton Heat, there’s a lot of good ones. Andrew Mangiapane established himself as an elite force in the league at age 21. Ditto for Rasmus Andersson and Oliver Kylington. There’s a handful of players who stepped up and had big…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Emile Poirier

The Flames currently own the rights to five first rounders from the 2013 draft class, but are still waiting for them to pan out. They’ve seen a lot of success from Sean Monahan, but the drop off is steep from there. Curtis Lazar is the next most successful as he’s played more than 15 NHL…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Austin Carroll

Expectations are never high for seventh round picks. After all, they’re seventh round picks for a good reason. They’re usually guys you take flyers on and hope they can progress to being somewhat of an NHL player. Not a regular top sixer, and maybe not even a regular bottom sixer, but a guy who can…

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FlamesNation prospect wrap-up: Morgan Klimchuk

As the only remaining 2013 first round pick to have not played an NHL game before this season, Morgan Klimchuk has been waiting in the wings for a long time. He only got a minor taste in the NHL this season, but will he be back for more?

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Flames interested in German forward Yasin Ehliz

One of the bigger pieces of news from a recent season tickets holder’s event was that the Flames were preparing to announce a European signing. Some reports from Germany indicate that it’s likely to be Nurnberg Ice Tigers player and Olympic silver medalist Yasin Ehliz, a 25-year-old left-handed winger who can play both sides.