FGD: The gathering Mob

Kent Wilson
November 05 2010 02:20PM

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 21: Jose Theodore  of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Edmonton Oilers on October 21, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

Both Steinberg and Lambert are out of comission today (drinking and freebasing heroine, respectively I assume), so this post will pair as the FGD and gamethread.

The Flames are in Minnesota tonight (6:00pm SNETW, FAN960) and will perform in front of a fanbase equally as rabid and weary of mediocrity as Flames fans. Wild fans are long suffering and the changes promised by sweeping out the prior regime have been rather minor and haven't delivered Minnesota from their fate of being perpetually middling. Robert details their current struggles below.

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Gameday Preview: Minnesota

Robert Cleave
November 05 2010 09:40AM

 

EDMONTON, CANADA - OCTOBER 21: Eric Nystrom  of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Edmonton Oilers on October 21, 2010 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)

The Flames head to St. Paul this evening, with the faint echo of a displeased fan base likely still in their heads. Tonight, they face a club that has kept their head above water almost exclusively via their work when a man to the good.

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November 4 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
November 04 2010 05:57PM

BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 09: Lindy Ruff, head coach of the Buffalo Sabres stands on the bench during a time out against the New York Rangers at HSBC Arena on October 9, 2010 in Buffalo, New York. New York won 6-3. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Another week is in the bin, and with that, the round-up returns for a perusal of matters around the league. In this installment, the Flames hit the skids before hitting the road, The Penguins and Hawks are scuffling as well, and the longest tenured coach in the league might be in trouble.

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AROUND THE LEAGUE: WEEK FOUR

Jason Gregor
November 04 2010 05:56PM

Scott Arniel (Right) and his teammates (R to L) Laurie Boschman, Dale Hawerchuk and Tim Watters were loving life and 7-Up in Winnipeg in the mid 1980s. Fast forward 25 years and Arniel finds himself as a rookie head coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He isn't promoting 7-Up and he's replaced his teammates with assistant coaches, Brad Berry, Bob Boughner and Dan Hinote. You think the 18, 19 and 20-year-old rookies have pressure in the NHL, imagine being a rookie head coach on a team that has never won a playoff game.

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Comment of the Week Winner #1 - Gange!

Kent Wilson
November 04 2010 10:43AM

 

 

The first winning comment of our new COTW contest goes to FN member Gange, who won us over with this rant after the *ahem* set-back versus the Washington Capitals:

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