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Development Camp 2013: Corban Knight

  – pic via stat19   (Ryan is dutifully attending every day of the Flames development camp. We will continue to roll out all of the player profiles and interviews as he collects them.) One of the biggest acquisitions of the summer for the Calgary Flames was Corban Knight. The big-bodied center was a star at…

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Development Camp 2013: Tim Harrison

  (finding a pick of Mr. Harrison is difficult) (Ryan is attending many of the development camp sessions this week. He is going to share his thoughts as much as possible and will also add brief player interviews this one from time-to-time). You could be forgiven if you didn’t know who Tim Harrison was when he was…

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Development Camp 2013: Day One Impressions

    The first day of on-ice work is complete at Calgary Flames Development Camp 2013. While it’s incredibly difficult to say who was good or bad based on a series of skating and puck-handling drills, here were my general impressions of the first few sessions.

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Development Camp 2013: Sean Monahan

    The first thing you notice about Sean Monahan is his deep voice. He’s also incredibly well-spoken. Calgary’s sixth overall selection in the 2013 NHL Draft comes across as incredibly focused on improving as a hockey player and challenging for a roster spot in Calgary in the fall. I had the chance to chat…

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Random Thoughts – July 6 2013

    I was in Las Vegas during the annual NHL free agency frenzy and had these thoughts on the Flames moves from inside various casinos and sports bars.

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Flames Take Morgan Klimchuk 28th Overall

  – pic via Tricia Hall   In their third trip to the podium in the first round, the Flames went back to their list and grabbed a hometown boy, in the form of Morgan Klimchuk of the Regina Pats. The Flames are obviously familiar with Klimchuk, having seen the Pats play in the Dome…

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Flames Take Sean Monahan At Sixth Overall

      Amidst a tumultuous first round of the NHL Draft, the Calgary Flames brought a rare glimpse of sanity and stability when they chose Sean Monahan of the Ottawa 67s sixth overall – possibly the only pick accurately guessed by mock drafts and prognosticators.

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Will the Flames Trade Down For A Second Rounder?

    For the tenth straight draft, the Calgary Flames won’t have their own second round pick. However, with all the ballyhoo about how deep this draft is, even after the first round, some onlookers (myself included) are thinking that Jay Feaster and his staff may try to wheel and deal one of their roster…

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Flames First Round Targets 2013: Ryan Hartman

  – pic via Jason McDonald   When the regular season ended, much of the discussion points from Bob Hartley and Jay Feaster revolved around the Flames becoming harder to play against. The team has a lot of skilled forwards, you see, but the skilled guys aren’t huge and their huge guys aren’t all that…

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #5 Max Reinhart

– pic via Jason Kurylo Three years ago, the Flames entered the NHL Draft with a problem. They had zero picks in the first two rounds of the draft – having traded their first away for Olli Jokinen and their second for Rene Bourque. With no picks in the “important” rounds of the draft, the…

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Flames 2013 First Round Targets: Steven Santini

    Ranked 47thamong North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, defenseman Steven Santini seems to check off a lot of the boxes that one would expect the Calgary Flames look for in a prospect: he’s American. He’s decently big. He’s heading to the NCAA. He’s a defenseman. Depending on how other teams rank him,…

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #6 Bill Arnold

  – pic via Bart Hanlon With the recent acquisition of Corban Knight – combined with the drafting in 2012 of college-bound kids Mark Jankowski, Matthew Deblouw and Jon Gillies – it’s pretty obvious that the Calgary Flames are gung-ho about college prospects. This isn’t exactly a brand-new proposition, as it’s a drafting habit that…