The Curious Case of Josh Jooris

Christian Roatis
October 04 2014 10:06AM

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Josh Jooris and hockey have gone hand-in-hand, like spaghetti and meatballs, since Jooris was just a little tyke. While Mark Jooris, father of Josh, grinded it out in leagues across Europe, his son – and understudy – was quickly learning the ropes of the game he was growing into, and developing a feverish passion for.

And as it turns out, he happened to have a knack for it.

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Perfect Time To Rebuild?

Christian Roatis
September 26 2014 08:30AM

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Rebuilding is never fun. There's no disputing that.

However, every team at some point comes to the realization that their best route to glory must run through the dreaded lands of a rebuild. The Calgary Flames came to such a realization, in 2013, after years of treading the waters of mediocrity and have since begun a retooling and rearming process to return them to relevance.

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PTSD: Post Traumatic Sutter Disorder

Christian Roatis
August 19 2014 01:30PM

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An anxiety appears to have been building in Calgary regarding the Flames' new management team and their seemingly undying thirst for size and toughness. The debate seems to ignite itself on the majority of message board and article comment section, regardless the topic of the original post.

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Reasonable Expectations: Sean Monahan

Christian Roatis
August 14 2014 01:15PM

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Last year, I took a stab at setting "reasonable" expectations for Sven Baertschi and absolutely nailed it... not.

So naturally, I'm the one who will attempt to attach expectations to the most unpredictable player set to suit up in the Flaming C this October.

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Thoughts: Draft and Free Agency

Christian Roatis
July 04 2014 08:08AM


As many of you may know, while the Calgary Flames have been furthering their rebuild through various moves like drafting a 20 year old and signing Derek Engellend, I've been wandering through Europe.

As a result, it's been tough to write and get things out due to the lack of internet. I have however, managed, one way or another, to keep up with all the important maneuvers made by the team. I did watch the Draft live (on Satellite Internet which is just as slow and expensive as it sounds) and most of Free Agent Frenzy on cafe and hotel internet hotspots and I've bunch of opinions on it all I'd like to share after the jump.

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