The final: Who to cheer for?

Jean Lefebvre
May 29 2010 08:46AM

A quick and unscientific poll suggests that Flames fans, at least the ones who two months after their heroes' elimination are still paying attention, don't quite know what to make of the Stanley Cup final, which starts tonight in the House That Tony Amonte Built.

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Status quo at the Saddledome

Jean Lefebvre
May 27 2010 08:20AM

The big news is that there's no news.

After meeting with Flames president and CEO Ken King, George Johnson reports in the Calgary Herald that after the club's self-imposed period of evaluation and contemplation, neither Darryl Sutter nor Jarome Iginla is going anywhere.

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The Anti-Cammalleri

Jean Lefebvre
May 16 2010 10:32AM

For years, the identity of the true culprit in the Boston Bruins' too-many-men infraction against the Montreal Canadiens in the 1979 playoffs was somewhat of a mystery. Coach Don Cherry immediately took the blame for the screw-up, which probably cost the B's a chance to advance to the Stanley Cup final.

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The 21-million-dollar question

Jean Lefebvre
May 15 2010 09:41AM

A significant portion of the Calgary fanbase can't stomach the idea of the Flames parting ways with Jarome Iginla.

Some think it would be a lousy idea to trade Iginla and others don't get as far as the "think" stage, instead basing their feeling on sentiment and gut reaction. Considering how many of the franchise's stars over the years finished their careers elsewhere — Gary Roberts, Theoren Fleury, Al MacInnis, Gary Suter and the guy for whom Iginla was traded way back when, Joe Nieuwendyk — it's an understandable reaction. We'll leave it up to you and your consciences if Mike Vernon qualifies as an exception to this rule.

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Are the playoffs over yet?

Jean Lefebvre
May 12 2010 09:39PM

So, is it Next Year yet?

It's been a full 32 days since the Calgary Flames stopped playing hockey this season but it has seemed no longer than seven-and-a-half months.

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