Is Dave Poulin The New Flames GM?

Christian Roatis
December 13 2013 05:56PM

 

 

Well that was quick. Or was it?

Shawn Simpson of TSN 1200 reported earlier today that Joe Nieuwendyk is no longer a candidate for the General Manager position in Calgary and that Dave Poulin - current Vice President of Hockey Operations in Toronto - has landed the gig.

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Tyler Seguin: What If?

Christian Roatis
December 02 2013 09:43AM

It was June 29th, the eve of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. I was sitting comfortably on my couch, watching the always excellent TSN panel preview the draft and discuss potential trades that were brewing then.

Carolina was shopping their 5th overall pick and were looking for a defenseman in return. Vancouver was working on trading a goaltender (wrongly presumed by many, including myself, to be Luongo) and the Bruins were in serious discussions with a few teams in regards to dealing Tyler Seguin. Oh yeah, and the Flames were one of the teams in on the former 2nd overall pick.

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Bullying in Sport

Christian Roatis
November 11 2013 03:53PM

 

The recent bullying scandal involving two Miami Dolphin offensive lineman (details of the story here) has taken the NFL - and the sporting world - by storm, and doing so has also brought to light a bigger issue altogether: bullying in sport.

Bullying is a major issue that is rightfully being attended to more and more in schools. Some extreme forms of it can lead to the tormentor being formally charged by police. However, while bullying is being tackled hard in school, my experience is that little is being done outside of those halls. Especially in minor hockey where in my time lacing up the skates it was treated as a non-issue despite the fact it was so prevalent.

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FGD: A Capital Matchup

Christian Roatis
October 26 2013 04:31PM

 

Ovechkin's Slap-shot
- pic via renegadeking4

 

California road swings are known to be atrocious for the Calgary Flames and most recent one (that also saw stops in Arizona and Texas) fit the bill. Five games, one win, unlimited tears and frustration.

Tonight they return to the inviting arms of the Scotiabank Saddledome and put their 2-0-1 home record on the line against the white hot Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals. If you remember, the Flames opened their regular season in Washington and blew 3-0 and 4-1 leads en route to an overtime loss, so this is a rematch of sorts.

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FGD: A Royal Affair

Christian Roatis
October 21 2013 06:49PM

(Stick-tap to Lambert for the updated picture.)

When it comes to these California road trips, history hasn't been kind of the Calgary Flames - especially of late. And unfortunately history has an annoying habit of repeating itself.

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