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WWYDW: Place your Be(nne)t(t)!

I understand that we all were eagerly awaiting the details of the Garnet Hathaway extension. Heck, I know I was. But there is one rather large piece of business still outstanding for the Flames as they attempt to wrap up their (exceptionally busy, in hindsight) summer: getting Sam Bennett a new contract.

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Lanny McDonald heads to the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

There are precious few athletes in Calgary’s history that, simply by mentioning one name, can make someone smile. Surely, “Iggy,” “Theo,” and “Kipper” have that effect on Flames fans (grimaces from other fan bases in Theo’s case). However, “Lanny” is one name that stands above the others. Today, he was recognized once again for not…

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Perilous Pivot Projections

Do you guys remember October? Sean Monahan looked like re-heated meatloaf on skates, Sam Bennett was taking 11 stick infractions a period, we all mourned the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej (geez, read a book), Matt Stajan was skating through jello, and Mikael Backlund… well, he’s always been good. Well who even cares about October…

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Stepan Up: Falkovsky’s first pro season

courtesy Andy Camp / Adirondack Thunder The seventh round of the NHL draft is a fascinating place. The players that are drafted in these slots largely fall into the category of home-run swings: that is, drafting a player with limited information in the hopes that your team strikes gold. I believe Stepan Falkovsky fits neatly into…

Taking Stockton: Heat Rising

The Flames have won four in a row and the Heat are tops in their division! Yes, several things have come up Milhouse in recent days for Flames fans, though it hasn’t exactly been an easy few hockey months so you can forgive a little lightness in what has been a pretty substantial feces polar vortex…

Taking Stockton: The Chronicles of Rittich

The Flames’ AHL affiliate scraped out a couple of gritty victories over the weekend: Friday night against the Kings’ affiliate insanely named the Ontario Reign and the Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, of Condor escape fame. What do ya know, those plucky little Sparks won both games. Recent Chad Johnson heroics notwithstanding, it’s been a fairly…

Taking Stockton: Rittich, Please

The Flames will never win again. I, for one, have made peace with it. I embrace it. I don’t even want them to. All I care about is: Kayle Doetzel, the dulcet tones of Brandon Kisker, and the zapruder-esque quality of AHL live. As such, here is a recap of how things went on the weekend for…

Taking Stockton: Specially bad teams

It was a pretty strange couple of games for Stockton this weekend, with the Heat blowing two-goal leads in both games, losing Friday 6-5 and Sunday 4-3. Stockton’s special teams took turns costing their team the game, with the Heat powerplay going 0-6 on Friday and Stockton’s penalty kill allowing costly goals on Sunday. All in all,…

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Is this the end of the Flames’ enforcer era?

Embed from Getty Images It happened so quickly, and yet with the Flames so slowly, that it is possible you may have missed it. With Brandon Bollig clearing waivers last Tuesday, it is possible that the last pure enforcer has played for the Calgary Flames. To start this season, the Flames have decided that, at best, their lineup…

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile: #12 Brett Kulak

I think we can sum up Brett Kulak with two words: “pleasant surprise”. One of the largest risers in this year’s countdown, Kulak moved up five spots from 17th last year to 12th this year and is one of about three defenceman that are expected to challenge for a bottom pair role with the Flames this season.  Well,…

Stockton Heat sign Mike Angelidis; possible next captain?

Embed from Getty Images The Stockton Heat bolstered their veteran/tough forward quota today by signing the former captain of the Syracuse Crunch Mike Angelidis, a 2016 AHL All-Star and member of the 2011-12 Calder Cup Champion Norfolk Admirals. If this is a sign that the Flames are moving away from stocking their AHL roster with “character guys”…

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FlamesNation Prospect Profile #20: Ryan Culkin

It’s back! The FlamesNation Top 20 Prospect Countdown is here, and it starts today with number 20, Ryan Culkin.  It’s August, which means we are starting to get closer to training camp and an end to the miserable, depressing, hockey-free existence that comes in the dog days of summer. As such, we’ll be counting down the Flames’ 20 best…