May 25 2012 12:20PM
Image From Colin Stuart
It's hard to remember a player with a stranger tenure in Calgary than Olli Jokinen. As a guy who was traded for (and at a hefty cost), rumored to be traded away, told to play, actually traded away, and signed back in the offseason, Jokinen has been through it all.
May 21 2012 11:42AM
On Wednesday I looked at the fall of Matt Stajan and came to the conclusion that his rapid decline was in part due to a bubble bursting (he wasn't that good to begin with, and the boxcars caught up with his ability) and in part due to the vagueries of player performance variance and in part due to falling out of favor with his head coach.
May 16 2012 12:00PM
Matt Stajan is the poster boy for due diligence. Not because he was an excellent reward for it, but because he's an excellent example of not doing due diligence.
In the years since the now infamous Dion Phanuef trade, it's become widely reported that Darryl Sutter did not shop Phaneuf. He made two or three offers around the league, found a deal that was "good enough", and made it. He limited his options and and took whatever he could get. That, ladies and gentlemen, is not due diligence.
May 10 2012 11:26AM
Is there a more boring name than "Bill Arnold" in professional hockey? Hard to say, but probably not.
Is there a more underrated (and unknown) Flames prospect than Bill Arnold? Again, probably not - and that's definitely a good thing
The six foot, 210 lb. center from Needham, Massachusetts will never be mistaken for his teammate and fellow draft prospect Johnny Gaudreau. He's a decent size and likes to use his body when he can. But don't take that to mean he's a 4th line energy player. Arnold brings plenty of other qualities.
May 08 2012 11:50AM
In the history of hockey, the salary cap is relativey a new idea. In some ways it seems like it's been around forever, but the implementation was only a few years ago and how we tend look at it shows that.