March 30 2013 10:11AM
After the news of the Boston “trade” broke over twitter, I made the joke that it would have been far more appropriate for Calgary to play Iginla and trade him in the middle of the game, given how absurd the management is, but they did me one better. Hell, they did me several better.
March 22 2013 09:14AM
An interesting debate I've been watching over Twitter among Flames fans recently: "Is it okay to cheer for short term failure on your own team?"
There seem to be more and more fans who want the Flames to experience repeated losses and blowouts in order to get a change of management and finally make some seemingly necessary moves. On the other hand, there's a lot of fans who are more than happy to keep cheering on the team to wins, despite the fact that the Flames are clearly not doing well on the whole and probably aren't going to contend for anything in the short-term.
September 27 2012 11:42AM
The year is 2012. The month is...let's say December. The NHL lockout is now over and behind us and we never have to think about it again for another seven years. We all survived that Bristol Palin poker celebrity cruise show that aired on Sportsnet every night in place of NHL broadcasts. The locusts, in the end, were merciful invaders and moved onto greener pastures, leaving us with mere crumbs, which we devoured gratefully and without shame. But at least the Mayans were wrong, so high five on that.
September 24 2012 02:30PM
I don't necessarily believe this will happen. I certainly hope it doesn't. But having a second lockout in consecutive CBA negotiations and the possibility of another cancelled season give rise to worry for a specific worst-case scenario: that this process - this absurd ridiculous asinine CBA process - is doomed to repeat itself.
Sure, it's a bit premature to worry about a CBA in 7-10 years when the NHL and NHLPA haven't even figured out the CBA for the 7-10 years leading up to it, but it's a valid worry, and one that says a lot about the level of confidence that should be placed in the two organizations.
Note: for the purpose of this article, I'm assuming this is a lost season already. Because let's be honest: it probably is.
September 13 2012 12:08PM
Dear Mr. Erixon,
Go to hell.
Why? That's not clear? I guess I can explain.
You were something special. You were a blue chip prospect: you played 20 minutes a night in the SEL playoffs, scored points left and right, could skate and stay mobile, prevented plays before they even developed, and I even gave you the 2nd Annual Kris Chucko Trophy.
And then you refused to sign.