Step your game up

Wanye
April 14 2009 11:00AM

What do you do when you reach the post season? We certainly couldn’t tell you up here in Edmonton. Last time we saw the playoffs Dwayne Roloson was our goalie. How old is HE right? But to succeed in the post season we seem to recall you need to take it to that next level. You need to find that extra gear, you need to go that extra mile. You need to spout meaningless inspirational sayings to anyone who will listen so that they too understand the effort require to win. Even websites reporting on teams that have made the playoffs need to step their game up too. With that in mind we are ecstatic to announce the signing of a free agent of our own to the FlamesNation:  Jean Lefebvre.

(insert thunderous applause here)

Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ont. the Carleton University journalism grad is known to any Flames fan with eyes in his or her head who have had the opportunity to read the written word in the 18 years that Mr. Lefebvre has been covering hockey. We now look forward to making him right at home here at the FlamesNation for centuries to come.

When reached by email the other FlamesNation writers had this to say:

“Jean Lefebvre??? Are you kidding me? He’s f***ing phenomenal!” – TLP

“Wow. Well done. Lefebvre is one of the best MSM guys to come through Calgary in a long while. This is going to be awesome.” – Kent W

And the man himself – what does he have to say to his legions of die hard fans?

Just this:

Frankly, I don't get the hostility and hard feelings that occasionally exists between the so-called MSM and the so-called blogosphere. If you ask me, too many members of the established media use far too wide a brush when they dismiss bloggers as socially inept nerds who operate out of their parents' basement and can't be taken seriously because they're not accountable for what they say or write. At the same time, too many members of the Internet media are too quick to dismiss traditional reporters as irrelevant, out-of-touch dinosaurs who have nothing new to say and/or who are lackeys for the teams they cover. Bottom line is there's plenty of garbage out there and guess what? It comes both from the traditional media and from cyberspace. But there's also plenty of good, thought-provoking, informative material being generated and does it really matter whether it comes from a printed page, a computer monitor, a radio speaker or a TV screen? Now before this turns into a plaintive "Can't we all just get along?" diatribe, let me just implore you to judge each messenger on his or hew own merits, no matter what the medium might be.

As a socially inept nerd that lives on the top floor of his parent’s house – NOT the basement as some would have you believe – we can only say that we are extremely pumped to have Mr. Lefebvre on board. We use the term “Mr” because Gregor assures us that “Lefebvre is tough as nails. He won’t put up with any of your sass talk Wanye.”

Welcome aboard.

Sir.

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#1 Kent
April 14 2009, 10:41AM
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Good news. It'll be interesting to see how JF operates in the relatively "freer" blog environment.

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#2 bingofuel
April 14 2009, 10:53AM
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People still use the word "cyberspace"? Awesome!

Welcome aboard, Jean!

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#3 merzer 131
April 14 2009, 11:11AM
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NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#4 Lawrence Bell
April 14 2009, 11:35AM
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I have been reading this site for about a month now and I am really starting to enjoy it. I was shocked when I read this annoucement. Great news for a great emerging site!

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#5 Dave McGill
April 14 2009, 12:02PM
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Time for Flames Nation to put up a Forum, with Lefebvre I think in time this site could take down Calgarypuck, or at least compete.

Calgarypuck is far to pompous for me. You can't talk about anything without some horrid long running joke, people thinking they're hilarious, know it alls. ect

There needs to be a more easy going Flames Forum on the web.

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#6 Wanye Gretz
April 14 2009, 12:12PM
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@ Dave McGill:

Our intention isn't to take anyone down except terrorists. Cause man, they have to go. If you go take a peek at OilersNation you will see most of our articles evolve into a little mini-message boards with a lot of interaction from the writer. Message boards are best left to the pros like Calgary Puck.

If you like easy going and you like laughs, this might be your cup of tea.

If you like cups of tea, this site will be more to your liking:

http://www.nicecupofteaandasitdown.com/

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#7 ngthagg
April 14 2009, 12:27PM
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Good news! More front page posters is more better!

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#8 Keith M
April 14 2009, 01:04PM
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Great to see Lefebvre on this site, he was the best part of the Herald's Flame coverage.

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#9 Iggy12
April 14 2009, 01:48PM
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GREAT NEWS!! CAN'T WAIT

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#10 TavisCarr
April 14 2009, 06:46PM
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I look forward to reading Jean on here. Good work!

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