Problems up the middle

Ryan Pike
August 10 2012 11:08AM

 

 

When your hockey club misses the playoffs for a third straight season by such a narrow margin, it's natural to take a look at what your club's weaknesses have been and to try to address them. The easy things to look at are the areas measured in percentages – face-offs and special teams.

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STOKING THE FIRE - In Search of a Hot Ember...

Vintage Flame
August 10 2012 08:13AM

 

It hasn’t been the highly active off-season most fans were hoping for, but there have been a few items that have crept into the news for Flames-land.

While some of the news reaching the fan base has brought about smiles, there are also the ones that have left people still shaking their heads wondering if anything will ever change or worse yet saying, “What now?”

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Clay Wilson to the KHL - some thoughts

Ryan Pike
August 09 2012 03:27PM

 

 

Possibly the biggest news of last week – if it can be called that – was the departure of defenseman Clay Wilson. Wilson signed a deal with Donbass Donetsk, which raised a few comparisons and questions.

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The 1992 NHL Players' Stike: A Relevant Story

JP Nikota
August 09 2012 01:46PM

I was only six years old when the NHL saw its first significant labour disruption in 1992, and to be honest, I had forgotten that it had happened at all. Having read Bruce Dowbiggin's Money Players, however, the story seems suddenly relevant.

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Five Things: The dog days

Ryan Lambert
August 09 2012 11:09AM

1. Flames lose inconsequential defenseman, still have several lying about

This is what qualifies as news in early August except when a prospect maybe or maybe not punches someone out in front of a bar.

To bastardize a quote from "Love Story:" What can you say about Clay Wilson? His jump to the KHL is more or less of no consequence except that it voids his current contract, which was a one-way deal to ensure he got paid his full $525,000 when he's still bussing it in Abbotsford.

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