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2021 FlamesNation Prospect Rankings: #7 Connor Mackey

The Calgary Flames boast a brawny track record when it comes to signing undrafted, unproven defencemen. And while expecting Connor Mackey to morph into the next Mark Giordano is a ludicrous assumption—somewhere in between a meteor demolishing the Saddledome and Sufjan Stevens releasing a bad album in terms of likelihood—the 24-year-old defenceman is swiftly ascending…

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2021 FlamesNation Prospect Rankings: #11 Emilio Pettersen

You know that stale audiovisual narrative trope where a child star since faded from their early fame mounts a comeback? The teen pop sensation releases a sombre and serious piano record in adulthood, the forgotten math prodigy grows up to publish a pioneering theorem, etc etc.

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Sean Monahan cemented his second-line status this season (2021 year in review)

In the two years preceding this past regular season, discussions surrounding the name Sean Monahan had polarized into two dramatically different narratives. While the first five seasons of the opportunistic centreman’s career culminated in a magnificent sixth that saw him notch 34 goals and 82 points and flirt with NHL stardom, the following year witnessed…

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2021 Flames First Round Targets: Fyodor Svechkov

The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft will take place on July 23. Following the results of the draft lottery, the Calgary Flames hold the 12th overall selection and will have a chance to add a high-end prospect to their organization.

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2021 Flames First Round Targets: Kent Johnson

The first round of the 2021 NHL Draft will take place on July 23. Following the results of the draft lottery, the Flames hold the 12th overall selection and will have a chance to add a high-end prospect to their organization Today, we examine the possible perks presented by Kent Johnson, a contender for having…

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Flames 6, Senators 1: Staying afloat by stretching the ice

After they surrendered so many rushes to Winnipeg on Wednesday, it was refreshing to see the Calgary Flames seizing free ice themselves against the Ottawa Senators last night. In fact, it was better than that. The Flames did not score six goals last night because their opponent’s goofs and gaffes gifted them breakaways. The Flames…

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Jets 4, Flames 0: Blanked thanks to defensive blunders

There is nothing random in the fact that when describing odd-man rushes, hockey coaches and fans and announcers usually refer to them as “allowed.” That kind of language accuses. It assigns responsibility and attributes blame. The word “allowed” credits the rush not to the attacking team but the defending one. After all, stationing two defencemen…

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Senators 5, Flames 1: Losing the opportunist’s game

The timeless hockey cliché excusing any loss goes, “the bounces just didn’t go our way tonight.” Hockey reigns as possibly the most opportunistic sport there is—ten people chase a zigzagging vulcanized rubber disc on some chilly water, after all—so naturally folks take some comfort in knowing their success or failure, to a certain extent, hinges…