Craig Conroy’s phone keeps ringing over quality of prospects in Calgary Flames’ stable

The well-known likes of Max Reinhart, Markus Granlund, Sven Baertschi? They get a pass.John Ramage and Turner Elson, winners of the ECHL’s Kelly Cup less than a month ago, also stay home. Another youngster has visa issues — Rushan Rafikov. Another is coming off knee surgery — Michael Ferland. Another has progressed past the point of these summertime hoedowns — Sean Monahan...
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Flames' Granlund leaves game with injury

Calgary Flames forward Markus Granlund left the game against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday with an upper-body injury and will not return. Granlund, 20, played 12 seconds before leaving the game after taking a hit from Kings forward Jarret Stoll.
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Youth takes centre stage and doesn't disappoint in Flames' 4-1 win over Senators

Certainly, there had been a low-wattage feel to trade-deadline day in Calgary. No matter. The Flames’ in-place prospects did a swell job of igniting hope — at least on Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators. The young goalie, in his second-ever appearance, bagged a shutout. That would be Joni Ortio, perfect through 50 minutes. The young centre, in his fourth-ever appearance...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Mikael Granlund Shines, Markus Joins The Party

Mikael Granlund (2 A, 2 SOG, +1) is a rookie I haven’t mentioned yet and shame on me for that. A natural playmaker with incredibly soft hands, he was largely disappointing in his North American debut last season with the Wild, so he flew under my, and many other 'perts radar. Still, that's no excuse for overlooking a guy who before coming to North America dominated the...
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March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Calgary Flames Development Camp Day 3!

Calgary Flames Development Camp Justin Beatty makes his debut with some impressions from Calgary's development camp. Day 3: After showing up at Win sport arena at 9:55 am to a packed house I come out of the scrimmage with more notes about players that I didn’t see on Thursday.   Corbin Knight: More I watch him the more I like him good on face-offs...
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July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking down the Ryan O’Reilly situation

Ryan O’Reilly will be rejoining the Avalanche after a lengthy holdout. Photo Credit: Getty Images It’s official: Ryan O’Reilly will be a member of the Colorado Avalanche for the next two years. After the Calgary Flames tossed their hat into the fray of the contract standoff between O’Reilly and the Avalanche and extended a two-year, $10M offer, Colorado decided to match the...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

GARTH: Finns Stave Of Elimination

Calgary Flames top prospect, Markus Granlund, scored the only goal of a 10-shot shootout to give Finland a 5-4 win over the Swiss, shootout losers for the second straight game. It was Granlund's third goal of the game. Sabres prospect, Joel Armia, fed his line mate Granlund the puck on the game tying goal with 1:04 remaining in regulation. Armia finished he game with the one point....
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December 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Russ Cohen: 2013 World Junior Championships - - Items To Look For

While we're getting ready for the World Junior Championships to heat up I thought I would give the viewers some items to look for: 1) The Finnish power play has Markus Granlund (Calgary), Joel Armia (Buffalo), Aleksander Barkov (top five pick in 2013) make up one of the most fluid power plays you'll ever see. Teams will not want to take penalties against Finland. 2...
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December 22, 2012  |  Discuss

WJC Recap: Finland 8, Slovakia 5

Tweet CALGARY, AB -- Flames prospect, Markus Granlund indicated he feels right at home on Scotiabank Saddledome ice, recording his first two goals of the 2012 World Junior Championship within a four-minute span en route to ...
January 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Granlund sends Finland past Slovakia at worlds

Markus Granlund scored twice and had an assist to lead Finland to an 8-5 win over Slovakia in a quarterfinal at the world junior men's hockey championship Monday.
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Finland downs Slovakia in WJC

Markus Granlund scored twice and had an assist to lead Finland to an 8-5 win over Slovakia in a quarterfinal at the world junior men's hockey championship Monday.
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss

WJC Recap: Finland 4, Czech 0

Tweet EDMONTON, AB -- Flames prospect Markus Granlund collected another assist as Finland blanked The Czechs 4-0 in each of their final preliminary games at the World Junior Championships in Edmonton on Saturday. Granlund...
December 31, 2011  |  Discuss

Mark Spizzirri: Red Wing future looks bright based on early play from the World Juniors

Through the first three days of the IIHF U-20 World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton/Calgary this week, five Red Wing prospects have gotten off to solid starts. Finnish prospect Teemu Pulkkinen (4th round, 2011) has an assist and six shots on goal through two games playing alongside highly touted prospect Mikael Granlund (Minnesota Wild) and brother Markus Granlund (Calgary...
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December 29, 2011  |  Discuss

WJHC - Day 1 Recap

Finland 1 Canada 8 (1:30pm MST @ Rexall Place) Team Canada held nothing back in the opening game of the IIHF World Junior Championship against Finland, skating away to an 8-1 win. The loss was a tough one for Flames prospect, Markus Granlund who ...
December 27, 2011  |  Discuss

WJC Recap: Canada 3, Finland 1

Tweet Calgary, AB -- Flames prospect, Markus Granlund stepped onto Scotiabank Saddledome ice for the first time on Monday night but not as a member of the Calgary Flames. Granlund pulled on a white and blue jerse...
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Preds prospect Salomaki to play for Finland at World Juniors…

In June, the Nashville Predators made forward Miikka Salomäki their second choice in the NHL Entry Draft. Today, they found out that the 52nd overall pick will don his native Finland’s sweater during the 2012 World Junior Championships later this month. Salomäki comes from the same Finnish Elite League club that produced another Predator you may have heard of: Pekka Rinne....
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December 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Video: Markus Granlund keeps the lacrosse goal in the family

Please recall last May when Minnesota Wild prospect Mikael Granlund wowed the world with a spectacular lacrosse goal during Finland's semifinal game against Russia in the World Championships. The goal was all the rage in Finland and a commemorative stamp was created in his honor, which sold out on the same day it was released. Mikael's younger brother Markus, a Calgary Flames...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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