FlamesNation Prospect Update: The season begins

Hey, it’s the first week of prospect hockey, which means the return of the weekly prospect update. It’s quite simple, really: we update you with what the prospects did the previous week every Tuesday. So that’s what we’re doing today. It may be the first week with only two or three games played, but it’s…

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Pacific Preview: Vegas Golden Knights

This is one part of a multi-part series profiling the 2018-19 Pacific Division.  The Vegas Golden Knights entered the 2017-18 with zero expectations. Now, after an impossibly-good inaugural season in which they plowed their way to the Stanley Cup Final, expectations are massive. Will the Golden Knights finally falter?

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Post-Game: Flames fall in overtime against the Jets

It was a tale of two teams at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday night. The Calgary Flames looked quite good for the first 10 minutes and last 10 minutes of regulation against the Winnipeg Jets. Unfortunately, their middle 40 minutes and overtime spelled their undoing in a 5-4 overtime loss.

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FGD: A tune-up against the Jets (7pm MT, TSN3)

After a day off on Sunday, the Calgary Flames continue their jam-packed preseason schedule when they host the Winnipeg Jets. There are zero points at stake, but the Flames are undoubtedly hoping to smooth out some rough spots in their game and round into form against a Canadian rival. The action kicks off at 7…

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Time for the Stockton Heat 2018-19 preview

Hockey is back here in the Central Valley of California, with less than a week until the only home preseason game for the Stockton Heat. I want to thank the writers here at FlamesNation for allowing me to continue providing updates from the farm. In my second season, I will be trying to dive deeper…

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David Rittich is Calgary’s best backup option

David Rittich is thought by many to be the favourite for Calgary’s backup goaltender job. Now in his second season with the Flames, Rittich had some really strong moments last year playing behind Mike Smith. Unfortunately, Rittich and Jon Gillies both faltered when Smith went down in February. Even knowing that, there’s a reason Rittich…

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Flames’ preseason showing dividends of 2016 fire sale

Due to the Flames’ trip to China, they’ve had the luxury of keeping much of their final NHL roster together early on in preseason. The reverse has been a boon for the team, as well: with such a prospect-heavy group dressing in early games, hopeful rookies have had the chance to stand out. A couple…

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Post-Game: Flames beat visiting Canucks

After an excursion to China, most of the Calgary Flames’ veterans jumped back into game action on Saturday at the Scotiabank Saddledome. While many of them looked merely fine, Austin Czarnik sparked his team with three goals en route to a 5-2 preseason victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

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FGD: A preseason bout with Vancouver (7:30pm, SN West/One)

The Calgary Flames are getting some reinforcements, as their established National Hockey League players are finally leaping into game action. It’s a good time for it, too, as the Flames play their second of four games in five nights – and second of six games in nine nights – as they host the Vancouver Canucks….

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Post-Game: rusty Jets beat Flames young guns in OT

Folks, we’ve got good news and bad news for you after the Calgary Flames’ preseason game on Friday against the Winnipeg Jets. The good news is the Flames sent an AHL-laden roster to play the Jets big guns and they largely out-played the Jets. The bad news is that they couldn’t bury their many, many…

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