Eric Francis
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Motivated Flames not shying away from heightened expectations
Eric Francis
After a first-round sweep in the playoffs and a couple of key additions in the off-season, the motivated Calgary Flames are a team no longer worried about outside noise.
How the Flames arena deal turned ugly and where it's headed
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Marc-Andre Fleury would have waived no-trade for the Flames
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Marc-Andre Fleury knew he was going somewhere, with rumours suggesting Calgary, Winnipeg or Vegas. Fleury said if the Flames and Penguins did strike a deal, he liked the situation in Calgary.
Flames continue trend of thrifty, savvy pre–free agency moves
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While 30 of the NHL's GMs are getting set for a weekend of intense negotiations, Brad Treliving can take a breath knowing his major moves have already been made.
Hamonic, Smith join Flames in Battle of Alberta arms race
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Flames draft defenceman, but still looking for NHL-ready help
Eric Francis
The Calgary Flames goal this weekend was to land a top-four defenceman. Mission accomplished. Well, kind of.
Calgary Flames 2017 NHL Draft preview
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After decades of poor drafting, the Flames have done well to stock their cupboards with prospects the last four drafts, which includes nabbing Matthew Tkachuk, Sam Bennett and Sean Monahan with their last three first rounders. They’ll simply take the best player available at 16th overall this year, knowing he’ll be a year or two away from the NHL.
Proven, dependable Mike Smith can help Flames win now
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Calgary Flames need progress on new arena deal this summer
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The Calgary Flames and the city have been working on a new arena deal for a while now, but Eric Francis explains why this summer is an important one for pushing the process ahead.