Flames’ Jon Gillies puts on a show in 1st game of 2016

Big save from Jon Gillies on Kyle Connor pic.twitter.com/qXTn7ALkRr — FlamesNation (@FlamesNation) September 17, 2016 For hotshot Calgary Flames goaltender Jon Gillies, Friday night’s 4-1 Flames win over the Winnipeg Jets at the Penticton Young Stars Tournament was just about getting his head and his body back into it. Talking to him after the game though, it seemed that…

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Want to win your fantasy pool this year? Buy the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff

Today the Nation Network is proud to present the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff. This season the DailyFaceoff Draft Kit includes: fantasy projections for over 300 skaters; in-depth analysis of the best freshmen, rookies, goalies and sleepers; player rankings of the top-275 fantasy targets and everything else you need to win your Fantasy Hockey pool this season. You can buy your downloadable copy of the DailyFaceoff Draft…

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Should the Flames pursue reportedly available Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen in a trade?

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports This was supposed to be the season in which the Brian Burke-Brad Treliving era Calgary Flames took a major step forward, but shoddy goaltending has sabotaged those lofty preseason expectations.  From the perspective of performance, spending efficiency and asset management, the Flames’ goaltending has been a bit of a disaster. The club ranks 30th in all situation save percentage…

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Report: Flames interested in trading for Hamonic, but Islanders ask of T.J. Brodie a ‘nonstarter’

Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/USA TODAY Sports New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic is a big name top-of-the-roster defenseman on the trade market. The 25-year-old logs major minutes in all situations and has a consistent (and positive) two-way impact at even strength. He’s hoping for a trade that would send him from Brooklyn, NY to Western Canada (or somewhere with…

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T.J. Brodie nears return; is a game-time decision Wednesday vs. Senators

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports Hallelujah! Key Calgary Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie is nearing a return to the lineup, and could play as soon as Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators. The lanky 25-year-old puck-moving defenseman has yet to play this season as a result of a hand injury, and his absence has been sorely felt…

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5 reasons the Flames have looked like a smouldering dumpster fire

Photo Credit: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports The Calgary Flames’ season is off to a putrid start. After being carried by an elite young core of players and advancing to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs last season, the Flames seemed to have improved significantly this past offseason. The core of a successful team remained intact, and the…

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Flames place Karri Ramo on waivers

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports It’s official: the three-headed Cerebrus goaltending monster that the Calgary Flames entered this season with, is dead. On Wednesday the Calgary Flames reportedly placed Karri Ramo and his lucrative $3.8 million contract on waivers, presumably for the purpose of reassignment (or even better, shedding the asset entirely). If Ramo clears…

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Chris Johnston: Flames’ young core ‘better positioned’ than Oilers for future success

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports From dampened tracksuits to potentially disastrous predatory offer sheets that failed to account for a pretty important CBA article, Sportsnet reporter Chris Johnston has broken all kinds of colourful, interesting, and controversial stories in his career.  This month Johnston has got a new sort of challenge though: tour the country and host…

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Ryan Wilson will join the Flames at training camp on a professional tryout

Photo Credit: Isaiah J. Downing/USA TODAY Sports The Calgary Flames have announced that one-time Flames prospect and former oft-injured Colorado Avalanche defender Ryan Wilson will join the club on a professional tryout when training camp opens later this month. Wilson, 28, is a left-handed shooter with decent size and solid wheels. When he’s been healthy enough to be in…

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Flames sign captain Mark Giordano to 6-year, $40.5 million contract extension

Photo Credit: Sergei Belski/USA TODAY Sports The Calgary Flames have signed 31-year-old defenseman and captain Mark Giordano to a six-year contract extension the club announced on Tuesday. The deal is worth a reported $40.5 million overall, and carries an annual average value of $6.75 million. Giordano – who turns 32 prior to the beginning of this upcoming season…