Almost Home

Robert Cleave
May 19 2011 10:21PM

            

As a Winnipegger, I've spent the last couple of years watching the NHL's endless machinations to keep a team in Phoenix with considerable amusement and maybe just a touch of anger. For all the talk of arenas and owners, or lack thereof, I'd be lying if I said that I ever felt as if my Arctic outpost got the same level of league attention when things were going to hell in '94 and '95.

So tonight, as the first bits of news have begun trickling in that my hometown really was on the verge of getting a second bite at the cherry, I'm struck by how unsettled I'm feeling about the whole enterprise.

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Freddy Modin Retires

Pat Steinberg
May 19 2011 03:15PM

After playing just four games with the Calgary Flames, forward Freddy Modin has announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NHL.  Acquired at the trade deadline from the Atlanta Thrashers, Modin contributed next to nothing in his short time.  I said at the time the deal was rather risk free, involving a seventh round selection, but even with the low price paid, the trade ends up not working out at all for the Flames.

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On No Trade Clauses and the Flames

Kent Wilson
May 19 2011 11:33AM

 

 

 screen-cap courtesy Capgeek

With Curtis Glencross' fresh new NMC, the Flames will head into next season with a league-high 10 such clauses on their roster (Iginla, Langkow, Stajan, Bourque, Jokinen, Bouwmeester, Regehr, Sarich, Kiprusoff, Glencross), leading to some understandable consternation about the inflexibility of a roster that is both expensive and hasn't proven to be all that good the last two years. As such, an investigation of the use of the NTC/NMC is in order I think.

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Rant O' The Week: Kings Contracts

Domebeers.com
May 18 2011 11:28PM

 

 

Everyone's favorite malcontents Domebeers agreed to stop by and share a rant or five with the Nation. Enjoy!

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Contrarian Corner: I've got a bad feeling about this

Ryan Lambert
May 18 2011 07:10PM

 

 

Jay Feaster has never proven himself to be a good general manager. So why on earth would he start now?

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