Flames Post-Christmas Potpourri

Kent Wilson
December 28 2012 11:25AM

The halls have been decked and the turkey's eaten. Now is the time to fearfully step on bathroom scales and brave the malls to return that sweater your well meaning aunt bought for you. Oh, and actually enjoy ome hockey for a change.

- First order of business - most of the Gaudreau shirts have either been delivered or are in the mail. I only have a handful left in my possession, but they should be out the door by the end of the weekend at the latest. Thanks to everyone who ordered a shirt and I hope you're happy with it (or them if you got more than one).

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How to Rebuild the Calgary Flames - A Four Year (and a bit) Plan - Part Three

December 28 2012 09:13AM



This is a continuation of a series in which I propose a method of rebuilding the Flames organization. For a frame of reference, you can go to the first in the series here.

The Starting Point

 We left off at the last article having traded away Matt Stajan and Jey Bouwmeester. That was just the beginning.

The roster at the beginning of a shortened 2012-2013 season is pretty weak, but this team isn't going to win anything built the way it is. The last three seasons have been wasted, in my opinion, on a snipe hunt. I'll post it a little further down, but for now let's look at the bodies moving in and out before the season starts.

Does Baertschi make the team out of camp?

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KHL: Goal of the Year Candidate

Steve Dangle
December 28 2012 01:10AM

Not gonna lie to you - not a lot of huge names in these games. There. I was straight up. But there are some great highlights, including one goal I'd put in the conversation for goal of the year in the Ak Bars vs. Neftekhimik game.


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KHL: Grabo's OT Heroics

Steve Dangle
December 27 2012 03:38PM

Mikhail Grabovski scores a nice OT-winner, some wicked saves between Dynamo Moscow and Slovan, and more! If you have to watch just ONE game, watch SKA-Red Army. Great game.


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Five things: Better than painting words on the ice

Ryan Lambert
December 27 2012 01:36PM

1. It seems this is a thing now

Pierre LeBrun recently posted a list of 10 things he thought the league could do to make this whole "second lockout in eight years" thing up to the fans. Then Greg Wyshynski posted his list of five things the league could do. There was some overlap, and the areas where they agreed came because they were sensible. Free Center Ice for everyone? Yeah, that's obvious. Playing 3-on-3 overtime after the traditional 4-on-4 is also a way to get around of the shootout in many games, which is terrible and awful.

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