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What chances do the Flames have at the NHL Awards?

The regular season Calgary Flames and playoff variety Calgary Flames were two very different teams. One of them had 50 wins (good), and one of them nearly got no wins (not good). Since the playoffs have ended and the playoff Flames got zero recognition, let us turn to the National Hockey League Awards and see…

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Alex Vlasic

If Brian Burke were still calling the shots for the Calgary Flames, there’s a decent chance you could already pencil in Alex Vlasic as their first selection at the 2019 NHL Draft. Is there a chance that he could still hear his name called with the 26th overall pick?

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Brett Leason

You hear the phrase “late bloomer” tossed around for players who took a few years to really put things together, but it’s rare that a player can be considered a late bloomer for the National Hockey League draft itself. After being passed over the first two years he was eligible, Brett Leason is looking to…

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Anttoni Honka

The last time the Calgary Flames took a player in the first round, they came away with Jusso Valimaki who was a great selection with the 16th overall pick. Anttoni Honka is another smooth-skating Finnish defender that could be available when the Flames reach the draft podium this year, and the Flames may be keen…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Andrew Mangiapane

While the hockey stick graph was originally coined in regards to climate change, it also seems appropriate for the progression of Andrew Mangiapane, who unlike most climatologists actually wields a hockey stick. Having been on the cusp of making the NHL for the past few years, he was finally able to put the pieces together…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Mark Jankowski

Coming into the 2018-19 season, the big question around Mark Jankowski was if he would be able to build off his solid rookie campaign. Nine months later, the answer seems to be yes, but nothing worth writing home about. However, since writing about it is what we do here, let’s dive into a season of…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Mike Smith

When Mike Smith was acquired back in 2017, general manager Brad Treliving described the netminder’s age as “a young 35,” which was meant to ease the concerns about the veteran goalie and whether he could still carry the load as a starter. A short two years later, it’s not unfair to say it feels like…