Random Thoughts - The Good and Weird So Far

Kent Wilson
October 30 2014 01:00PM

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We're about an eigth of the way through the season and the picture is still pretty blurry, though a few things are starting to come into focus. The main thing being the fact Calgary probably isn't bad enough to finish first in the Connor McDavid race. I'll talk about that and Hartley's weird experiments, Sean Monahan's step forward, Mikael Backlund's usage and Johnny Gaudreau's development...

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Everything Is Awesome: T.J. Brodie Signs Extension

Kent Wilson
October 20 2014 01:37PM

As originally reported by Sportsnet's scoops guru Elliotte Friedman yesterday, the Calgary Flames have officially signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension. The deal kicks off next season and runs through the conclusion of the 2019-20 season. The team didn't release money terms, officially. But Friedman reported the average annual value of the deal to be about $4.65 million per year. Although Brodie still had another 8 months before becoming a restricted free agent, his new long-term contract has been a long time coming.

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Post-Game: Johnny Comes Alive

Kent Wilson
October 19 2014 08:47PM

The Flames got back over .500 and closed out their difficult six game road trip with a 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Like many of their other W's this season, this one came despite a less than-60 minuet effort and required a large helping of outstanding goaltending and opportunistic scoring to get the two points.

Here's how things went.

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Random Thoughts - After 5 Games

Kent Wilson
October 17 2014 10:53AM

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It's been an interesting start of the year for Calgary. With the obvious caveat that five games is a relatively tiny sliver of action, it's still worth going over some very early impressions of the Flames blueline and record through the early going.

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Flames 2014-15 Season Preview: Pouring the Foundation

Kent Wilson
October 07 2014 08:30AM

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I am currently in the middle of building a new home. We're at the beginning stage, as pictured above, and it struck me recently just how apt an analogy it is for where the Flames are in their rebuilding efforts.

The first step is to dig a big hole in the dirt. Then, you pour the foundation. If that all goes well, you backfill, frame and finish the structure. Unless, of course, you're the Edmonton Oilers. Then your build goes something like this:

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