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Calgary Flames arena saga: the City still wants to build a new one

Wednesday’s city council meeting was, in many ways, emblematic of the whole process that got us to this point. Take 15 well-meaning local politicians, supported by a small army of well-intentioned local civil servants, and put them in an awkward situation of someone else’s making that involves them discussing a single topic for the better…

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Calgary Flames prospect update: junior trade deadlines

There was a flurry of trade activity last week, as both the Quebec and Ontario hockey leagues had their trade deadlines. The Saint John Sea Dogs, the Memorial Cup hosts, continued to load up, but there was a bevy of other activity that will serve to set up many Calgary Flames prospects for playoff drives…

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What’s the worst trade in Calgary Flames history?

Dating back to grade school, virtually everybody is familiar with trades. Back then, trades are used to optimize your lunch-time preferences – when your parents send you to school with a pudding cup, you try to wheel and deal to upgrade it to a Fruit by the Foot. A good trade is one that gives…

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FlamesNation Mailbag: preparing for a light week

The Calgary Flames will play one game this week. Well, probably, as we’re in a phase of the season where postponements have unfortunately become fairly common. While we wait to see what this week brings – there’s a pretty important city council meeting on Tuesday related to the arena – let’s dive right into the…

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