Time for a Deal?

RexLibris
May 01 2014 01:15PM

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Imagine a party at Ed Snider’s house that includes Brian Burke, Dale Tallon, Garth Snow, and that is hosted by Paul Holmgren. Pretty good recipe for some wicked antics, I think. Some crank calls to the Oval Office, maybe getting $500 worth of pizza delivered to Donald Fehr’s place, and you know Snow doesn’t go home that night without a wedgie.*

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How to Cheer for A Bad Team

RexLibris
April 02 2014 09:58AM

Hi, I'm Rex Libris. You may remember me from such articles as Calgarian Nights:1001 steps to rebuild your franchise and Jay Feaster: Communist Threat from Within! I’ve been asked to speak to you today about something I'm sure you're all worried about: how to cheer for a bad sports team.

If you're like me you've probably spent time recently cheering for a bad sports team, watching them insult the game with their very presence and humiliate your once-proud metropolis as they plumb the depths of ineptitude through what seems like a soul-crushingly eternal exercise in futility.

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Brian Burke: Let's Make a Deal!

RexLibris
January 19 2014 10:56AM

*The above photo is Brian Burke at the draft with Chris Pronger, a defenseman Burke believed in strongly enough to trade up in the draft order to acquire...hint hint

Amongst NHL media and fans there is the general belief that Brian Burke is one of the best GMs in the league when it comes to trades, specifically that he is better capable of stealing quality talent out of an organization than many or most of his peers.

Being the iconoclastic contrarian that I am, I decided I’d take a look into this to determine whether this was indeed true, and if so to what extent and based on what factors. I also wanted to look further into Burke's history as a GM and determine where he ranks amongst his peers in the league.

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Season of Remembrance

RexLibris
November 11 2013 07:58AM

On the evening of December 24th, 1914, something redeeming happened along the Western Front in France and Belgium. Something sane, kind, good and human took over from the cruel madness that was emerging from the first few months of the Great War. On that night, rifles were put down and soldiers on opposite sides of a pitted field rose from their makeshift trenches filled with mud and earth and came together as comrades, offering each other gifts and friendship.

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Can the Flames Hang On?

RexLibris
November 06 2013 08:03AM

 

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...In case you're wondering, reports are that Joey MacDonald was, apparently, the panda in the above video.

Now, can the Flames continue to perform as they have so far this season, or are we staring at a statistical mirage?

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