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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…

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Becoming contenders: Offseason Agenda 2/3: Goaltending

Continuing one with the “Becoming Contenders” series, we turn to the second most important item on Brad Treliving’s agenda this offseason: goaltending. Now, just because I don’t believe it’s the most important area of need for the Flames this offseason, doesn’t mean it’s unimportant. The Flames do need a competent puck stopper this offseason, and…

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Becoming contenders: Offseason Agenda 1/3: Defence

Back in January, I wrote an article suggesting the Flames were on the very cusp of being contenders, and that a good offseason in 2017 could be enough to open that vaunted “window” of contention. Now, being the king of timing as I am, I wrote and published said piece right after the Flames had dropped…

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Reasons the Flames should move on from Brad Treliving

Brad Treliving is without a contract, and according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, it’s not a sure thing the Flames re-sign their general manager. In lieu of this news, here are the reasons for not signing Treliving to an extension: – – – – – – And that’s about it. There are none. There is no logical…

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5 reasons to be optimistic about the series

Coming into this series, my thought was if the Flames lose Game 1, they lose the series. Seems melodramatic, but given what history has shown us at the Honda Center – and what we saw during the season series – if the Flames couldn’t somehow use the element of surprise and pull one over on…