News and Notes - August 22 2014

Ryan Pike
August 22 2014 04:18PM

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It's basically late August, gang. The Calgary Hitmen began rookie camp this week. The Calgary Flames likely open training camp in three weeks. Summer's just about over, and the business of hockey chugs along towards the beginning of the season.

Here's a bunch of tidbits of information that aren't really big enough to warrant stories on their own.

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The Changing World of Sports Journalism

RexLibris
August 22 2014 01:30PM

Some of you may be keeping up with the ongoing diatribes occurring in Edmonton following the news of the Oilers' hiring of Tyler Dellow as an analytics advisor to coach Dallas Eakins.

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REASONABLE EXPECTATIONS: MARK GIORDANO

Byron Bader
August 22 2014 08:30AM


Mark Giordano was one of the Flames very best players in the 2013-14 season, putting up a Norris caliber season despite getting little recognition for what he did this past season.  Gio is unlikely to replicate what he did last season but there's little doubt he will be one of the Flames' best players in the 2014-15 season.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 22 2014 08:05AM



The NHL changes the draft lottery, Bertuzzi-Moore 10 years later, a Gino Odjick tale, truculence in Calgary, bye bye Tyler Bozak, and more in this week's Roundup

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Hayes Chooses Rangers Over Reunion

Steve Macfarlane
August 21 2014 01:30PM

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No Kevin Hayes for the Calgary Flames? How could this have happened? How did the team get beat out by the New York Rangers on Wednesday for the services of the big right-winger whose standout Boston College linemates are already part of the organization?

It seemed like a no-brainer, right? With two-thirds of the top line in the NCAA ranks last season making its debut in the Flames’ season finale in Vancouver, where Johnny Gaudreau and Bill Arnold suited up for the Flames days after their championship hopes ended at the Frozen Four in the spring, it made sense to believe the hype that Hayes would seriously consider a reunion when the inevitable happened and he became an unrestricted free agent by rejecting the Chicago Blackhawks’ last contract offer.

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