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STOKING THE FIRE – September 26

      (Vintage Flame debuts a new, weekly link column which takes a look at interesting material across Flameland, from blog posts to MSM articles) As the Flames approach the half way point of the pre-season, many fans are asking many questions about the team’s performance or what the team will look like. But…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – The Lonely Road of Faith

As training camp and the pre-season gets underway,it seems like the Flames are working hard to prove that the promises they made in the off-season were more than the usual smoke and mirrors the fans had become accustomed to hearing under the previous regime. Actually showcasing the talent in the rookie camp with media coverage,…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – The Fountain of Youth Part 3

    To round up our series on what the Flames have in the system, I wanted to focus on two ends of the future spectrum. To me it is like bringing this story to completion in full circle. With all the different aspects that I have talked about, and all the different possibilities of…

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VOICE OF THE NATION: The Fountain of Youth Part 2

      In part two we examine the forwards in the Flames system. Many of the young prospects that were brought into the organization under the Darryl Sutter regime were cut loose in the early stages of Jay Feaster’s tenure. Is it a sign of a new direction for the Flames? Has the organization…

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VOICE OF THE NATION – The Fountain of Youth

     (Today we debut VF’s Voice of the Nation – a weekly from a more fan friendly perspective) For months we have talked about what the Calgary Flames need to do this off-season to not only remain competitive in this upcoming season, but to also enhance and secure a viable future, with a refocused…

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YAY OPTIMISM – Mikael Backlund as MR. BRIGHTSIDE

    One player that the Flames management and fans will want to keep a close eye on in this upcoming season is defiitely Mikael Backlund. Being touted as Calgary’s best prospect, it’s time for Mikael to make the jump from a prospect to a fully fledged role player. Entering his third year with Calgary,…

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Edmonton’s Dirty Little Secret

    The following is a Public Service Announcement from the fans of the Calgary Flames… “EDMONTON is the worst thing since Hepatitis!” Wow…That’s kind of harsh isn’t it? But… that is what I read the other day. And, it came from a fairly respected source. However, just to be fair, let’s take an in…