GDFD No. 78: A game of some amount of import

Ryan Lambert
April 02 2010 02:50PM



Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 78th game of the season on April 2, 2010.

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What's on tap: April 2nd, 2010

Pat Steinberg
April 02 2010 09:54AM

Well, it looks less and less likely that the Calgary Flames are going to catch any other Western Conference playoff team not named the Colorado Avalanche. Why? Well, because all those teams they're chasing decided to win on Thursday night. Luckily, the schedule presents itself nicely for the 9th place Flames.

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What's on tap: April 1st, 2010

Pat Steinberg
April 01 2010 03:02PM

Calgary Flames v Washington Capitals

It's not an April Fools Day joke. The Calgary Flames really are back in this thing, and they really could be tied for a playoff spot come Saturday morning. But that assumes they go out and play the type of hockey they need to, which hasn't been a guarantee this season. Let's see what's going on here and elsewhere.

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Around the League - Apr 1, 2010

Jason Gregor
April 01 2010 01:44PM

Less than two weeks to go until we see Olympic intensity again, and the best part is it will last for two months and involves more than six competitive teams.

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The Colorado Avalanche Can be Caught

Kent Wilson
April 01 2010 01:17PM

Colorado Avalanche v Los Angeles Kings

 

Those who have been reading me for awhile know I've been waiting for this: the collapse of the Colorado Avalanche. The NHL's most uncanny team this season has been riding a wave of fortune so extended and unlikely, I'd almost begun to wonder if Joe Sacco had somehow discovered a new, paradigm-shifting hockey coaching strategy...

To say that the Avalanche were a surprise this season is a gross understatement. After finishing 2008-09 as one of the worst teams in the league, the org avoided spending money in the free agent market, plunked a bunch of kids onto the roster and then hid under some coats and hoped that somehow everything would work out.

Funny thing is, it did. (Sort of...)

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