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Ice-Time Leaders In The Last Five Minutes

    On the heels of a lockout-shortened 2013 NHL season, we stats wonks can look at a silver lining of sorts – a 48-game schedule is a bit easier to compile situational data on than an 82-game one (although it’s also less powerful). As an example, let’s take a look at something that’s always…

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The Flames Age-Gap Challenge

  – pic via Lisa Gansky   When you watch the NHL’s conference finals from a Flames perspective, it’s hard not to get a bit jealous. The four teams involved have recently been incredibly smart – and, let’s face it, lucky – drafters, but they’ve also managed to build their clubs in a specific way….

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #9 Jon Gillies

A year ago, the Calgary Flames did something that made me cringe. They drafted a goaltender early in the 2012 NHL Draft, taking USHL stand-out Jon Gillies in the third round. A year later, they’re making themselves look pretty darn smart for that move, as Gillies made the jump to the NCAA and had an…

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Flames First Round Targets 2013: Josh Morrissey

    This year’s draft is being lauded for the number of highly-skilled forwards in it. With names like MacKinnon, Drouin and Barkov being tossed again, it’s easy to forget sometimes that there are also a lot of high-level defensive prospects available on June 30. Everyone knows about Seth Jones. A lot of people know…

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Flames Needs and Wants Heading Into The Draft

    As we barrel head-long into the off-season, the 2013 NHL Draft approaches rapidly. Estimations of what your Calgary Flames will do at the draft, in terms of picks, can be guided in terms of what they’ve said publicly on the subject and what they’ve done in the past.

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #12 Tyler Wotherspoon

A year ago, you could be forgiven for forgetting about Tyler Wotherspoon. The 2011 second round choice of the Calgary Flames was a face in the crowd on a very stacked Portland Winterhawks team at the time. This year, he’s become one of their best players and has arguably raised his stock faster and higher…

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Flames Top 15 Prospects 2013: #13 Kenny Agostino

  One of the more prominent new faces on the list (and in the Flames organization) is Yale University forward Kenny Agostino. If he sounds familiar, he’s one of three assets that Calgary acquired for Jarome Iginla in March, as well as a newly-minted NCAA National Champion.

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Where Do The Flames Sit Heading Into the Summer?

    Following the completion of the season, Flames general manager Jay Feaster (and several players) expressed that their team is in a decent good place going forward. They’re not entirely wrong. While the team on the ice is what it is – there are a lot of holes – but the club does have…

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Random Thoughts – May 6, 2013, Flames Kids and Captains

    – Consensus around town is that Mark Giordano is the front-runner for the captaincy. He fits the bill. He’s the active leader in games-played and plays a heart-and-soul style of game that likely inspires his teammates. He’s also generally pretty good with the media, usually shooting straight and not dodging questions. He’ll be…

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Which Flame Had The Worst 2013 Season?

    Now that the 2013 campaign is done and over with for the Calgary Flames, it’s time to pick at the corpse a bit. The season was disappointing overall for the Flames and it begs the question regarding which player had the most disappointing season overall. We have a few contenders. MARK GIORDANO Despite…

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Flames Wrap-Up 2013 Season: Hartley and Feaster Quotes

    On Sunday and Monday, the Calgary Flames held court for the media in the final two formal days of media availability of the 2013 hockey season. Most notably, head coach Bob Hartley spoke last on Sunday, while general manager Jay Feaster held an availability earlier today. Here’s the gist of what those guys…