C'est Buono

RexLibris
February 21 2013 05:20PM

On January 24th Wally Buono held a news conference to announce that he was trading star received and B.C. Lions franchise cornerstone Geroy Simon.

Okay, so we’re talking football in February, but stick with me here.

Simon is a lock for the CFL Hall of Fame, and probably a few other local Halls of Fame in B.C. and his home state of Pennsylvania. His game has diminished partially due to age and injury, but there is no denying that he is still an effective player and a terrific influence to have on the roster of any CFL team. On top of that, Simon had spent eleven years with the Lions, winning two Grey Cup championships and the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award. It was Simon’s image that adorned the B.C. Lions Canada Post stamp for the Grey Cup’s 100th birthday.

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Kipper Down? Keep Your Chin Up

RexLibris
February 14 2013 11:39AM

 

 

When CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) started up the Large Hadron Collider there were many who protested the experimental lab over fears that the particle accelerator could accidentally open up a black hole that would engulf the Earth (and most of the galactic neighbourhood as well).

The LHC went live at 10:28 am local time (France and Switzerland) on September 10th, 2008.

Nothing bad happened.

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Should the Flames Have Taken Yann Danis?

RexLibris
February 08 2013 01:52PM

A short while ago Yann Danis, the Oilers backup goaltender while Khabibulin gets up to NHL speed and their starter in the AHL, was put on waivers.

Why didn’t the Flames take him?

The current backup for Miikka Kiprusoff (and now starter) is Leland Irving who was a healthy scratch in Abbotsford in favour of Barry Brust and Danny Taylor during the lockout. Irving was also waived earlier this year, along with Henrik Karlsson.

Fair to say that the Flames organization does not appear to be a great deal of faith in Irving as a future goaltender?

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How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames - A Four Year (and a bit) Plan - Part Seven

RexLibris
January 27 2013 01:23PM

 

 

Flames Rebuild – Year Four, the Grand Finale

This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here.

2015-2016

At the beginning of the 2015-2016 season the roster will have shifted so that many of the traditional veterans will be sharing ice time with and sheltering a larger contingent of young players.

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How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames - A Four Year (and a bit) Plan - Part Six

RexLibris
January 22 2013 07:35PM

 


 

Year Three of the Rebuild

This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here. Part five is here.

Now we enter the 2014-2015 season. I expect it to be unpleasant.

Based on these projections the Flames’ roster would feature the following:

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