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Predicting Stockton’s Rookie Point Totals

View image | gettyimages.com Prospect camp is right around the corner, which means all eyes are going to be on the Flames youngsters. In particular, I’d like to focus on the Heat’s new stock of rookies and see if we can accurately predict how they’ll do this season in terms of points. Back in May,…

FN’s All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Jamie Macoun

View image | gettyimages.com As far as defensive defenseman go, you’d be hard pressed to find one better than Jamie Macoun in Calgary Flames history. He, along with Ric Nattress, formed one of the stingiest shutdown pairings of the 1988-89 season to help earn the Flames their first Stanley Cup. But things weren’t always so…

FN’s All-Time Greatest Flames Team: Tim Hunter

View image | gettyimages.com Back in the day there wasn’t much of a Battle of Alberta. In fact, Oilers versus Flames games were incredibly lopsided to the north. Night in and night out the Flames would be dominated both physically and talent-wise by the dynasty up Highway 2. Then, on October 12, 1982, a green…

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #8 Tyler Wotherspoon

Coming in at #8 on FlamesNation’s Top 20 prospects is Tyler Wotherspoon. “Spoon” has been in the Flames system now for four seasons and has taken astronaut-like steps in each of those seasons, especially since turning pro. While the Flames’ 2011 second-rounder may no longer be the new shiny toy in the system anymore, he’s…

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #19 Garnet Hathaway

Two players epitomized last year’s force-fed mantra of “always earned, never given.” Those two players were Josh Jooris and Garnet Hathaway. Who saw that coming? Jooris, on the one hand, had professional experience and a rather underwhelming rookie season in Abbotsford, but made the Flames out of sheer will. On the other hand, Hathaway came…

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Brand New AHL Pacific Division Primer

When the AHL announced its new western outposts, you knew right off the hop it was going to be an exciting season. Perhaps the most exciting part about the new division is that in so many ways it’s going to wind up breeding career-long team and personal rivalries in the NHL with the Flames, Oilers,…

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Five Reasons To Pay Attention To Stockton This Season

View image | gettyimages.com I mean, you should always try to pay attention to the farm once in a while, but this season there’s added reasons to. It’s all pretty exciting when you look ahead to October. You’ve got a new Left Coast division and some interesting rule changes league-wide. Plus, the Flames’ new affiliate…

Five AHL Prospects Poised for Breakout Seasons

View image | gettyimages.com Last year the Adirondack Flames’ season was nothing to write home about, but it did reveal the sheer amount of depth the Calgary Flames organization truly has. Adirondack’s rookies made up approximately 45% of the team’s goals by the end of the season. Those are staggering numbers and by no means…

Let’s Talk: UFA Targets for the Stockton Heat

View image | gettyimages.com Free agency is coming! Free agency is coming! As Burke and Treliving have noted in the past, free agency isn’t a time to find answers, it’s a time to fill holes, so I have pieced together a list of potential unrestricted free agents who could be of interest to the Calgary…

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Realistic Expectations For Patrick Sieloff

Photo by Clint Trahan Patrick Sieloff hasn’t had hurdles in his short hockey career, he’s had walls – gigantic walls that have impeded his progression and have left many questioning his future. The truly disappointing part isn’t what he’s endured the last three years, it’s the fact that he has all the parts to the…

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Flames First Round Targets 2015: Thomas Chabot

View image | gettyimages.com From a healthy scratch in Saint John’s home opener this season to a projected mid-first round pick, defenseman Thomas Chabot has ascended the draft rankings like it’s nobody’s business. How did that happen? To put it plainly, Chabot had a pedestrian rookie season offensively and was downright dreadful defensively. Then again,…

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Utilizing the Adirondack Thunder

The ECHL is quite often the punch line of jokes amongst hockey fans. You’ll often hear or read “so-and-so sucks so bad he should be in the ECHL” or “he couldn’t defend if he played in the ECHL” or “he’s an all-star calibre player… in the ECHL.” That’s not nice, you guys. Be nice to…