Jokinen and Leopold additions - the implications

Kent Wilson
March 05 2009 02:23PM


Let the line juggling commence!

In the wake of the Flames busy deadline, many are wondering what's going to happen with the various line combos. I figured I might as well throw my two cents in.

On forward, there's no question in my mind that Jokinen was acquired to be the club's #1 center - meaning, he's going to play with Jarome Iginla. I've written elsewhere that Keenan was clearly dissatisfied with the prior situation, frequently rotating a number of pivots through the number one slot between Iggy and Cammalleri (Lombardi, Conroy and sometimes Langkow or even Boyd).

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Clubs not Wild

Kent Wilson
February 27 2009 10:33AM


Goony goo-goo

Is there a bigger misnomer in the league than the Minnesota Wild? I mean, there are some odd, nonsensical team names like the Penguins or Ducks (seriously - what's with naming hockey teams after soft, defenseless birds?) but I think "the Wild" is the only completely ironic one of the bunch.

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Look out, here come the BJs!

Kent Wilson
February 24 2009 10:51AM


The Columbus Franchise did two notable things recently that have turned the team from a weak sister into an up-and-comer: replaced Doug MacLean with Scott Howson and hired Ken Hitchcock.

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Beware the Ides of... February

Kent Wilson
February 19 2009 10:14AM


From December to the end of January, the Flames lost just five games in regulation. Their record was an astonishing 16-5-3, a win % of 66.7.

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Canucks? Ugh

Kent Wilson
February 17 2009 12:45PM


I hate playing the Vancouver Canucks. Partially because they've been an eminently hate-able team for a long time.

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