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Post-Game: Baby Flames steal one in Victoria

With the NHL squad playing a game to forget in Calgary, the Flames sent a roster of mostly AHL talent to Victoria to battle with a weakened (no Elias Pettersson, Quinn Hughes, or Brock Boeser) NHL Canucks team. The scripts were flipped in both contests, as the weaker Flames roster managed to sneak away with…

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FlamesNation mailbag: welcome back to hockey

Hello, readers. It’s been a long, extremely uneventful time since we’ve last done this, but it’s preseason and we’re getting back up to speed with the issues the Calgary Flames face, such as signing Matthew Tkachuk, and making room to do so. Really, nothing’s changed but the date.

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The season ahead for the Flames’ European prospects

While Calgary Flames prospects gear up for the preseason, a certain section of them are getting ready for their real season to begin. Yes, we’re talking about those Europeans. Absent from rookie camp and main camp, the European contingent of the Flames organization are just about, or already are, in the thick of things: the…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #2 Dillon Dube

One more game, and Dillon Dube wouldn’t be eligible for this list. The 56th overall pick in the 2016 draft, Dube is the obvious (maybe only) choice for the most NHL ready forward prospect of any we ranked this go-around. The 5’11”, 183 pound forward was very close to graduating and shedding the prospect title…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #3 Jakob Pelletier

With their first first rounder in two years, the Flames had plenty of options to choose from. Despite having plenty of left handed forwards (and small ones, at that) already in the system, the Flames went for 5’9″, 161 pound Jakob Pelletier. What made the Flames go with the Quebec City prospect was quite clear:…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects 2019: #5 Emilio Pettersen

Emilio Pettersen hopes to be the next Scandinavian sensation for the Flames. Hailing from the less hockey inclined Norway, he’s taken an odd route to the spotlight, but has established himself regardless. The 5’10”, 172 pound forward (listed as a C, played RW for Denver, shoots left, so he can theoretically fit in anywhere) had…

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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.