FlamesNation chats with Matthew DeBlouw

    With their final pick in the 2012 Entry Draft, the Flames chose forward Matthew Deblouw of the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks. A two-way center, Deblouw is committed to join Michigan State University in the fall, following in the footsteps of NHLers Duncan Keith, David Booth and former Flame Jason Muzzatti. Deblouw spoke with FlamesNation’s…

FlamesNation chats with Craig Conroy

    Just a year and a half after retiring from playing hockey, Craig Conroy remains just as visible as he was as a player. The former Flames captain retired in February 2011 and joined the management side of the business as assistant to then-interim general manager Jay Feaster. Now he’s part of a hockey…

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FlamesNation chats with Brett Kulak

    Long considered proponents of drafting WHL defenders (see also: Dion Phaneuf), the Calgary Flames went predictably to the Dub in the 2012 Entry Draft, selecting Brett Kulak in the fourth round. However, Kulak’s a bit of an oddity, being an Alberta native playing in Vancouver who admits to having cheered for the Edmonton Oilers…

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FlamesNation chats with Sven Baertschi

    Since last year’s draft, it’s been a series of highs and lows for Sven Baertschi. The lows, thankfully, weren’t particularly low – Baertschi missed several games due to injury and failed to make a huge impact at the World Juniors in Calgary. However, the rest of Baertschi’s season was rather impressive. He racked…

FlamesNation chats with Laurent Brossoit

    A few years ago, you could be forgiven if you followed hockey but didn’t know who Laurent Brossoit was. A product of Surrey, British Columbia, he toiled as a back-up to Edmonton Oil Kings starter Jon Groenheyde during the 2010-11 season. He posted respectable numbers and was drafted by the Calgary Flames in…

FlamesNation chats with Max Reinhart

    Max Reinhart played an awful lot of hockey last year. After a regular season slightly shorted by an injury and a trip to Hockey Canada’s World Junior try-out camp, Reinhart took his Kootenay Ice into the WHL playoffs for a fourth straight time. After being eliminated from the playoffs, he jumped to the…

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FlamesNation chats with Coda Gordon

  – picture via Shawn Mullins Swift Current Broncos Blog. He has his own interview with Gordon here.  In the sixth round of last month’s NHL Entry Draft, the Flames chose Calgary resident Coda Gordon, a winger with the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos. Ranked fairly highly by NHL Central Scouting, Gordon scored 30 goals in his…

FlamesNation chats with Johnny Gaudreau

    Five years ago, the Calgary Flames would not have chosen a guy like Johnny Gaudreau in the NHL Entry Draft. First of all, Gaudreau is distinctively small. Even though he’s put on some size since last season, he was still noticably smaller than every player in Flames development camp save for Dustin Sylvester –…

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Flames Development Camp Report – Final Day

    The 2012 edition of Calgary Flames development camp finished off on Friday morning with a mixed session, comprising a 45 minute scrimmage followed by more focused drills. The scrimmage itself was a fairly low-scoring affair, either due to the early hour or to an increased focused on defense. Nevertheless, the morning wasn’t without…

FlamesNation chats with Jon Gillies

    (FN’s Ryan Pike continues his series of interviews with Flames prospect camp attendees) A product of the Indiana Ice of the USHL, Maine native Jon Gillies brings a strong body of work to the Calgary Flames after being chosen in the third round of the 2012 Entry Draft. He’s also got a very, very…

FlamesNation chats with Mark Jankowski

    FlamesNation’s roving reporter Ryan Pike has been down at development camp all week, checking out the next wave of future Flames. He had the chance to chat with 2012 first round pick Mark Jankowski about the camp, the draft and his future.  Ryan Pike: Considering where you were ranked by a lot of…