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The Chase for Bank

The Flames are chasing money. Money Money Money.

Despite the accusations of #tank #nation - the Flamettes only goal in the recent purge of veterans was to be in a position to make a profit and build the bank up. Prospects, picks and success be damned, it was all about the money.

LEAGUE POSITION

The league position of the Flames, 7 points clear of 9th spot in the conference, edging towards a playoff spot, couldn't make the Flames happier. We don't care about draft position - we care about that $3 or $4 million from the couple of homes games in the playoffs. The Flames have explored a couple of trade options that wouldn't add salary but could improve the squad and will continue to do so until the trade deadline.

ENDORSEMENTS

Capacity: The 90% capacity should be easily reached although it has taken some consistent ticket price management.

Zen Garden: Not so quickly. These Flamettes have shown more truculence than expected.

Powerade: Jeff Skinner needs just 4 goals over the remainder of the season to get the $2 million.

Mountain Due:

Achieved: Oscar Dansk $1 million - best Goalie in the WJC
* Dansk also leads all OHL goalies
John Klingberg $1 million - 20 points for a Dman in the SEL
* has 22 points
Adam Clendening $1 million - 30 points for a Dman in the AHL
* has 33 points

Close: Graham Black & Oliver Bjorkstrand are both in the top 5 in scoring in the WHL
Justin Hache & Ryan Culkin both have 40 points in the QMJHL, with outside chances at 60 points.
Sam Britain is top 5 in SV% in the NCAA

This should see the Flames net $9.5 million.

Starting the seasons at around $12 million, assuming 2 playoff games and all endorsements, the Flamettes should make a healthy profit of around $18.5 million this season for a bank balance approaching $30 million.


OLYMPIC GAMES

More Flamettes made this tournament than expected. They are:

SLO: Martin Marincin, Andrej Sekera and Michael Handzus
SWE: Patrik Berglund
RUS: Artem Anisimov and Valeri Nichushkin

NOTES:

Alex Stalock recently broke the San Jose Sharks longest shutout streak with 178:55 minutes of shutout hockey including 2 shutouts and a 1-0 loss against the Kings.

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