The Dance of Jokinen and Iginla

Kent Wilson
November 08 2010 11:15AM

 

It wasn't too long ago Darryl Sutter acquired Olli Jokinen to be the Flames vaunted "#1 center" - you know, the mythical White Whale the org has been fruitlessly searching for since Sutter took the helm.

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Flames Postgame (And Scoring Chances) - Game 13 versus Minnesota

Kent Wilson
November 05 2010 08:56PM

ST PAUL, MN - OCTOBER 16: Martin Havlat  of the Minnesota Wild skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Xcel Energy Center on October 16, 2010 in St Paul, Minnesota. The Blue Jackets defeated the Wild 3-2. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

 

There's some losses this year the Flames maybe could have won with the right bounces. There were others they definitely deserved to lose. This was the first defeat, however, where the Flames most certainly deserved a better fate.

Scoring chances and analysis after the jump.

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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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