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Summer Skate: Calgary Flames

New faces are entering the mix, but two key returnees could be less productive

Updated: September 22, 2011, 4:24 PM ET
By Kent Wilson and Corey Pronman | Hockey Prospectus
Alex TanguayPhillip MacCallum/Getty ImagesAlex Tanguay could see a dip in his production this season.

Using the VUKOTA projection system of Hockey Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, continuing with Calgary. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.

Summer Skate -- Calgary Flames

Under new GM Jay Feaster, the Flames traded away former core players in Daymond Langkow and Robyn Regehr but managed to retain pending unrestricted free agents Alex Tanguay, Curtis Glencross and Anton Babchuk. They also added additional complementary pieces in Chris Butler and Lee Stempniak. Will the changes be enough to get them back into the playoff picture?

Corey Pronman is ESPN's NHL Draft and Prospects analyst. He provides analysis on the top draft-eligible players, prospects drafted by NHL teams and all other relevant prospect information. He lives in New York.