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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The Mock Draft 2.0

Christian Roatis
June 26 2014 05:15PM

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I posted version 1.0 of my Mock Draft shortly after the NHL Draft Lottery (link), and there have been some changes in version 2.0. Drafts are extremely tough to mock, especially ones like this one with tons of varying opinions on players, but they're fun nonetheless.

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