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Exploring the Sean Monahan paradox

Eight years ago, the Calgary Flames selected Sean Monahan sixth overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. His selection was the first big building block in the club’s rebuild, and the hope was he could be a foundational piece for the club. Eight years later, Monahan is one of the most productive players in that draft…

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Are any roster spots left for Flames youngsters?

On Wednesday, the Calgary Flames seemingly finished up their off-season business with a few signings. The most notable of which was veteran centre Brad Richardson, who seems likely to be penciled in as the fourth line centre. Richardson’s pact leaves the Flames with 20 players on one-way NHL contracts. With so many established NHL bodies…

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The Flames need a bounce back season from Rasmus Andersson

Rasmus Andersson is one of the most fascinating Flames players to watch this year. The fourth-year defenceman wasn’t alone amongst important players having down seasons in 2021. Knowing how Calgary’s blueline story has played out this summer, though, a rebound year from Andersson looms as one of the most crucial keys to a return to…

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Flames sign Brad Richardson (one year, $800k AAV)

The Calgary Flames have signed 36-year-old forward Brad Richardson to a one-year contract worth $800,000, the club announced Wednesday afternoon. Bringing in Brad 💪 The #Flames have signed Brad Richardson to a one-year contract: https://t.co/FDV9Q7VvVO pic.twitter.com/4y0606ssEb — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 8, 2021 Richardson is capable of playing all three forward positions. He spent the…

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Flames re-sign Connor Mackey (two years, $912.5k AAV)

The Calgary Flames have re-signed 24-year-old defenceman Connor Mackey to a two-year contract worth $912,500 per season, the club announced Wednesday afternoon. RETURN OF THE MACK! The #Flames have signed Connor Mackey to a two-year deal: https://t.co/J2KNsDNBg8 pic.twitter.com/1Cwj1Bhm5P — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 8, 2021 Mackey spent most of the 2020–21 season with the Stockton…

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Who’s coming to training camp?

It’s September! That means two things: mornings are getting chillier and hockey is just around the corner. The Calgary Flames begin rookie camp next week, so here’s a quick primer on which players you can expect to see – and roughly when – when rookie camp and main camp open later this month.

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