The Ritual of the Dancing Bear

Kent Wilson
September 25 2013 08:01AM

 

The recent events involving John Scott vs. Phil Kessel has raised the ugly issue of the role of fighters in hockey once again.

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Pat Sieloff to Turn Pro

Kent Wilson
September 24 2013 11:02AM

 

I have some general Flames thoughts brewing, but this item seems like it deserves its own article. According to the Windsor Spitfires, Pat Sieloff is turning pro with the Flames organization this year. From their release:

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Random Thoughts - Toughness And Monahan

Kent Wilson
September 16 2013 10:55AM

 

 

Usually my random thoughts missives feature a number of items, but this one is on just two that have cropped up recently: the value of toughness or "grit" in hockey and whether or not Sean Monahan should spend the year with the Flames.

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A New Era of Intellectual Honesty?

Kent Wilson
September 13 2013 08:29PM

 

 

By: Sapp MacIntosh

Caveat: I follow the Flames pretty closely but emotionally I’m a little distanced after the ’04 Cup run. I promise not to write about the Flames too much, despite this being Flames Nation, and despite being a pretty hard-core Flames fan all my life.  But I hate endlessly banging my head against a wall.

The reason I am hesitant to espouse upon the Flames is summed up in two words: Intellectual honesty. This is the phrase Jay Feaster used when asked to assess his sudden change of course, trading away Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester.  In trading these two players, Feaster set the Flames on a course to ‘rebuild.’  This act signified an acknowledgement from management that the Flames’ horses couldn’t and wouldn’t be winning the Kentucky Derby.

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Galiardi at 3C? Flames Down the Middle

Kent Wilson
September 12 2013 03:36PM

 

It's pre-season and no injuries have struck the Calgary Flames, but the club is already pulling somewhat desperate moves to fill out their center position. As Kristen notes above, the club has made noises about TJ Galiardi skating as a pivot this season - not on the fourth line either, where one might actuall get away with converting a winger to a centerman some 5 seasons into his career.

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