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Flames are entering their most exciting season in a decade

Ten years ago, the Calgary Flames were fresh off a Northwest Division banner and a bitter, disappointing, probably unjust exit in the first round to the Anaheim Ducks. The latter part sound familiar? Ten years ago, expectations were sky high and the excitement in the city surrounding the team was palpable. Sound familiar? Ten years ago…

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FlamesNation Top 20 Prospects: #5 Oliver Kylington

Coming into the 2015 draft, the Flames had one very pressing need: defence. Both the big team and the farm were hurting on the blueline, with depth near non-existent as evidenced with their Kris Russell-Dennis Wideman first pairing in the playoffs that year. Brad Treliving went out and aggressively addressed that, adding Dougie Hamilton via…

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2017 NHL Mock Draft

I enjoy a good mock draft. Trying to guess who goes where based on needs, best players available and other factors always adds an extra layer of fun on draft day. Generally, I’ve been pretty good with my educated guessing, generally nailing down the top end of the draft and guessing who goes in the…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: QMJHL

Shifting the series back to Canada, we sit down with Scott Wheeler of FutureConsiderations and The Toronto Star to discuss prospects from the CHL’s most Eastern league: the QMJHL. The Q always seems to have an interesting crop of prospects given the league’s penchant for skill and notoriety for lack of defense. Last year they provided the third…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Finland

We continue along with the NHL Draft Scout Series with a look at a country that has turned in some sensational drafts in recent years, and doesn’t look to be slowing down much: Finland. Marco Bombino of McKeen’s and @FINjrhockey joins us to discuss an extremely strong Finnish contingent for the 2017 NHL Draft.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: Sweden

Chugging along steadily with the NHL Draft Scout Series, we cross the pond to Sweden, factory of great defenceman and a seemingly ageless people (yes, I’m looking at you Henrik Lundqvist). To talk about the 2017 crop of Swedish prospects for the NHL Draft, we are joined by FutureConsiderations scout Chapin Landvogt after the jump.

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NHL Draft Scout Series: USA

We head south of the border with the next stop on the NHL Draft Scout tour, and a look at the best prospects America has to offer. USA Hockey has been producing high-end prospects at a higher rate than ever before, and looks to keep the same pace in 2017. TheScout.ca and USHL Central Scouting’s…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: WHL and Cale Makar

The next iteration of this year’s NHL Draft Scout Series takes us to the Western Canada and the WHL and company. Usually, we just focus on just the WHL, but this year a defenceman from the AJHL’s Brooks Bandits has forced us to expand our range to include Junior A hockey, as well. FutureConsiderations Head Western…

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NHL Draft Scout Series: OHL

It’s that time of year again! A time when our thoughts turn to trades, roster turnover and of course, the National Hockey League draft. A time when trading away those picks in March seems so stupid ’cause look how amazing all these prospects look! The reality is, only a handful of the 211 children drafted…

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Flames can acquire their own Cam Talbot this summer

Two summers ago, as the Flames were readying themselves to rob the Boston Bruins blind in the Dougie Hamilton deal, rumors were circulating that the New York Rangers were going to trade their stalwart backup goaltender, Cam Talbot. The then-27-year-old was coming off a 21-win, .926 SV% in 36 starts after an exceptional rookie campaign…