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NHL Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp Edition

By Matt Barbato
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May 10, 2015; Anaheim, CA, USA; Calgary Flames center Sean Monahan (23) looks on during a break in play during the first period against the Anaheim Ducks in game five of the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

10. Calgary Flames

The Flames could be the breakout team from the West that shockingly makes a deep playoff run. Calgary has some really exciting youngsters in Johnny Gaudreau, Sean Monahan and newly acquired Dougie Hamilton.

Captain Mark Giordano was off to an amazing start before injuries limited him to just 61 games last season. The Flames will have an intriguing goaltending battle between Jonas Hiller and Karri Ramo. Joni Ortio could also get in the mix for the starting job.

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Calgary has an energetic core of young players who have revitalized the once fruitless Flames. It’s hard to imagine Jiri Hudler repeating his incredible 2014-15 season, and the goaltending situation will need to find a solution for the Flames to be true contenders in the Pacific Division.

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