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Revisiting the decade by month: October

Its anniversary time for the Calgary Flames, as it is the 40th season in franchise history. To celebrate, let’s take a look back at previous seasons and see how the team has evolved to what it is today. However, instead of the usual glamorized reminiscing of each season with rose coloured glasses, I think it…

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WWYDW: much ado about the third line

Depth. Some teams have it, some teams could really use it. Some teams pay an arm and a leg for it and some teams continually find it in their back pockets. It is obvious why having depth throughout a lineup is crucial towards a teams overall success. If a team’s third line is able to…

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WWYDW: Flames Minor League Goalie Situation Edition

After making their recent cuts on Monday, it is obvious which Calgary Flames goaltenders are destined to spend a majority of the time down in the American Hockey League or ECHL this season. Three of them are on their way to Stockton already for camp, and the final one is likely to be not far…

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Why it’s good the Flames are having a quiet off-season

If there is one thing you can say about the Brad Treliving era, is that you can usually expect a big move in the off-season. The Calgary Flames general manager has made two different Dougie Hamilton trades, brought in Travis Hamonic, and even brought in two different goalies via the trade market in Brian Elliott…

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Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Pavel Dorofeyev

The last time the Calgary Flames took a Russian-born player in the first round was 1999, when they took Oleg Saprykin 11th overall. If the Flames are looking to buck the trend of no first round Russians in 20 years, one such player might just be winger Pavel Dorofeyev.

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FlamesNation coaching evaluation: Bill Peters

After the horrible end to the 2017-18 season, the Calgary Flames were convinced that they needed to move on from head coach Glen Gulutzan. Only days after the firing, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters stepped down from his position to take the coaching job with Calgary. While the move was certainly questionable at the…

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FlamesNation player evaluation: Sam Bennett

The 2018-19 regular season was a wildly successful one for the Calgary Flames, with multiple players having career best seasons. One such player who originally looked like he would be a real cornerstone piece for the organization, was not able to reach those similar heights. However, that doesn’t mean that Sam Bennett had a bad…