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Historically, Flames do pretty well in the fourth round The Calgary Flames are heading into Vancouver next weekend for the 2019 NHL Draft with five picks at their disposal. The good news is that they still have a selection in the fourth round because, during Tod Button's tenure, they've been pretty effective at finding NHLers in that round.

NHL Rumors: Islanders, Donskoi, Avs, and 31 Thoughts Roundup The Flyers were looking at Trouba. Would a trade involving Trouba-Shayne Gostisbehere make sense? A Roberto Luongo decision should be made before the draft. The Wild could be interested in Anders Lee or Joe Pavelski if they go to free agency.

Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Lassi Thomson In 2017, the Calgary Flames drafted an offensive-minded Finnish defender playing in the Western Hockey League with their first round pick. Could they do it again in 2019, in the form of Kelowna Rockets defender Lassi Thomson? As a late September 2000 birthday, Thomson is among the oldest first-time eligible players in the 2019 NHL Draft class.

31 Thoughts: Flames among 'most aggressive teams' in trade market Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman emptied his Stanley Cup Final notebook in the latest edition of his 31 Thoughts column. In this edition, he listed the Calgary Flames as among the "most aggressive teams" in the trade market.

Don't expect the Flames to buy anybody out The National Hockey League is getting close to the draft and free agency as the annual contract buyout window opens up at 3 p.m. MT on Saturday afternoon. The window gives NHL clubs two weeks to decide whether to get out from under some bad deals by throwing money at them.

Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Nick Robertson It's not considered an amazing year for Ontario Hockey League players in the NHL Draft. But there's still value to be had throughout the first round. Could the Calgary Flames nab a potential diamond in the rough with undersized speedster Nick Robertson?

NHL Rumors: Minnesota Wild GM Paul Fenton On Their Offseason Fenton still hopes to be able to sign defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a contract extension this offseason. The Wild don't have any plans to buy out Victor Rask's or J.T. Brown's contract. It's sounding like Pontus Aberg won't get a qualifying offer and he'll be an unrestricted free agent.

Would James Reimer be a fit as Flames backup? For the umpteenth year in a row, the Calgary Flames are looking for a goaltender. It seems likely that David Rittich will be the team's starting netminder to open the 2019-20 season, but the Flames need a backup to spell him off.

The Last 26 Players Taken at #26 A look at the kinds of players that Calgary may find at 26.

2018-19 Player Report Card: Austin Czarnik A mixed bag is the best way to describe Austin Czarnik's 2018-19 season.

2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: the QMJHL The 2019 NHL Draft Scout Series continues to move east into Quebec and the Maritimes, checking in on the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with Future Considerations scout Andy Lehoux. Christian Roatis: QMJHL classes for the NHL draft seem to be hit and miss from year to year.

NHL Rumors: Jeff Skinner Fallout, Wayne Simmonds, and Tyler Myers Jeff Skinner, Tyler Myers, and Wayne Simmonds lead the way on this edition of NHL Trade Rumors. The Skinner deal increased the dollars come July 1.

Flames 2019 First Round Targets: Matthew Robertson If there's one player the Calgary Flames know well of the potential first round picks, it's Edmonton Oil Kings defenseman Matthew Robertson. The Flames own a Western Hockey League team and Robertson played on their top rival. Might he be their 26th overall selection?

Raptors fandom hitting fever pitch in Calgary during NBA Finals After the beloved hometown Calgary Flames were eliminated from the NHL playoffs earlier this spring, sports fans across the city have jumped on the Raptors bandwagon leading to huge viewing parties and helping to grow basketball’s popularity in Cowtown.

Flames sign Tuulola to entry-level deal The Calgary Flames inked Eetu Tuulola to a three-year, two-way entry-level contract. The 21-year-old right winger has played the last two seasons with his hometown HPK Hameenlinna of the Finnish Elite League. Last season, he scored 13 goals and had 23 assists in 60 games.

NHL News & Notes: Rick Nash, David Gustafsson & More In today's News and Notes, Rick Nash has been hired by the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Winnipeg Jets have signed David Gustafsson and the Calgary Flames have signed Eetu Tuulola. Related: NHL News and Notes: Flyers 1st Round Pick, Oilers and More.

2018-19 Player Report Card: Travis Hamonic Travis Hamonic was the ultimate team player in 2018-19 as he sacrificed his body on multiple occasions this season to help the team and defend his teammates. Points wise Hamonic had his best season since 2015-16 and set a new career high in blocked shots with 167.

Flames sign Eetu Tuulola to entry-level deal The National Hockey League's off-season began on Thursday and the Calgary Flames conducted a bit of business. The club has announced they have signed right wing Eetu Tuulola to a three year entry level contract. Tuulola, 21, was the Flames' sixth round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Flames Sign Eetu Tuulola to ELC The Calgary Flames announced today that they signed 2016 6th Round Pick Eetu Tuulola to an entry-level contract with the club. Tuulola's rights were set to expire on June 1 2020. Tuulola was selected at pick #156 in 2016 after spending the year playing junior hockey in Finland.

The Hockey News Podcast: What's next for James Neal in Calgary? In this week's mailbag question, a viewer asked what the Calgary Flames should do with James Neal for next season.

2019 NHL Draft Scout Series: the OHL Next stop on the 2019 NHL Draft Scout Series is the Ontario Hockey League. Dylan Galloway is Future Considerations' Head of Eastern Scouting and was kind enough to share his thoughts on what shapes up to be a bit of a down year for OHL draft eligibles.

The All-Time Greatest Calgary Flames Roster After witnessing the one of the best seasons in Calgary Flames history this past year, I decided to put together a piece to create the best Flames roster of all time. I was inspired by our sister site Raw Charge who cover Tampa Bay who did the same piece earlier this week.

2019 Norris Trophy Odds Breakdown - Mark Giordano It may have taken 13 seasons for Mark Giordano to be nominated for an NHL award, but the 35-year-old defenseman from the Calgary Flames is hoping that is a lucky number for him as the overwhelming - 1000 favorite on the odds to win the Norris Trophy at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com after enjoying a career year.

Winnipeg Jets' preseason schedule includes a visit from Stanley Cup champs Winnipeg Jets will face four different opponents during their seven preseason games. Including the team that ended their playoff run in April.

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