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FlamesNation player evaluation: TJ Brodie

It’s mind-boggling that TJ Brodie has already been a Calgary Flame for nearly a decade. Over the course of his tenure here, Brodie has received praise for his smooth skating and crisp breakout passes while also receiving criticism at times for occasional lapses in judgement in his own end. One thing most Flames supporters can…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Rodion Amirov

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Rodion Amirov looks like a safe bet to be the first Russian skater…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Tobias Rieder

After infamously being called out by Edmonton Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson near the conclusion of his disastrous 2018–19 season, Tobias Rieder found a new home three hours down the QEII this year and carved a decent niche for himself. The Flames signed Rieder to a one-year, league-minimum contract after inviting him to their September 2019…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Travis Hamonic

In the summer of 2017, the Calgary Flames traded their 2018 first round pick and two second rounders to the New York Islanders in exchange for the final three years of defenseman Travis Hamonic’s contract. Well, those three years have come and gone. Was the acquisition cost worth it? Probably not. Has Hamonic been a…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Matthew Tkachuk

Four years into his NHL career, it’s already safe to label Matthew Tkachuk as “damn good.” He’s already one of the NHL’s top talents who brings everything a team needs to win a lot of games. The Flames went without Tkachuk for the final four games of their first round playoff series against the Dallas…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Yaroslav Askarov

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Calgary hasn’t taken a goalie in the first round since Darryl Sutter selected…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: John-Jason Peterka

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. This year is heavy on Germans. Tim Stützle looks like the country’s best…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Milan Lucic

When the Calgary Flames acquired Milan Lucic from Edmonton in July 2019 in exchange for James Neal, first reactions ruled near-unanimously in the Oilers’ favour. Yahoo! Sports’ Ryan Lambert called the deal “inexplicable” and “a clear overreaction to the Flames’ first-round loss to the Avalanche.” Over at Deadspin, Barry Petchesky lauded the deal as “miraculous”…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Mavrik Bourque

The 2020 NHL Draft is scheduled for October 6 and 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. A guy named Bourque might be on Calgary’s radar? What is this, 2008?…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Johnny Gaudreau

Johnny Gaudreau exploded with 99 points in 2018–19 before cratering in the playoffs, failing to record a single goal in the Flames’ five-game loss to the Colorado Avalanche in the first round. This year? Well, his regular season was worse, but his playoff performance was marginally better. Still, is that enough to keep Gaudreau in…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Hendrix Lapierre

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Hendrix Lapierre has all the talent to be a top-five pick in the draft…

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2020 Flames First Round Targets: Lukas Reichel

The 2020 NHL Draft will be October 6 & 7, conducted remotely. The Calgary Flames have a first round selection and will pick 19th overall. In advance of the draft, we’ll be looking at some contenders to be selected at 19th. Lukas Reichel is another top prospect to come out of Germany, following the likes…