The Anti-Cooke

Pat Steinberg
March 10 2010 06:51PM

Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

You know, when I found out the NHL wasn't going to suspend Matt Cooke for his hit on Marc Savard, it bugged me but didn't surprise me. It just drove home how much I, and so many others, can't deal with guys who play the game like he does. It's too bad, because I've always felt Cooke brings something to a hockey team, but he's a dirtbag, plain and simple, which de-values any of the good he does. But the whole thing also made me realize how much I appreciated players like Calgary's Jamal Mayers.

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Minus McGrattan

Pat Steinberg
March 10 2010 09:05AM

Flames McGrattan and Avalanche Koci Fight in Denver

It's funny, I never thought this would be that much of a topic, but it has been the last three Overtime shows on The FAN 960. Calgary has played four games since the Olympic break, and has had a pretty consistent lineup in those games. The only changes they've made have been subtle. Conroy in for Backlund. Staios in for Pardy, due to a trade. Other than that, things have been pretty static. So where does this leave Brian McGrattan?

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Flames trades: wait and see

Pat Steinberg
March 05 2010 09:27AM

It seems as if a few recent issues surrounding the hometown hockey heroes have been rolled up into one ugly, messy, filth-ball. So, I've tried to separate things. There's my previous post on the woes plaguing the team, and now another recent Calgary Flames issue: deadline deals.

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The beating pulse

Pat Steinberg
March 04 2010 07:13PM

Calgary Flames v Phoenix Coyotes

I get a chance to sit back and chat with Calgary Flames fans after each and every game the Flames play. It's a really enjoyable thing to do — it's a passionate group of fans; they love their team, and they hate to see the team they love play poorly. Which was why Wednesday's 4-0 loss at the hands of the Minnesota Wild was so disappointing.

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Look at all those forwards!

Pat Steinberg
March 02 2010 06:48PM

Space was at a premium at Flames practice this morning, as the Calgary Flames had their first practice with their three Olympians back in the city. After a two-week break, the Flames are healthy, which means a ton of bodies on the ice and only 20 slots open against Minnesota on Wednesday.

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