Around the League - Mar 11, 2010

Jason Gregor
March 11 2010 02:08PM

The NHL GM meetings wrapped up yesterday, and to no one’s surprise they came up with a recommendation that will punish headshots — or at least some of them. Thankfully they found a way to word the rule so it won’t punish or deter players from making big, clean hits.

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The other guys

Jean Lefebvre
March 10 2010 08:40PM

The Colorado Avalanche, losers of four of the past six games, are running the risk of falling back into the pack, but generally speaking the battle for the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference has been portrayed as a seven-way battle between clubs that are currently separated by nine points.

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The Anti-Cooke

Pat Steinberg
March 10 2010 06:51PM

Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

You know, when I found out the NHL wasn't going to suspend Matt Cooke for his hit on Marc Savard, it bugged me but didn't surprise me. It just drove home how much I, and so many others, can't deal with guys who play the game like he does. It's too bad, because I've always felt Cooke brings something to a hockey team, but he's a dirtbag, plain and simple, which de-values any of the good he does. But the whole thing also made me realize how much I appreciated players like Calgary's Jamal Mayers.

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Back in the Saddle

Kent Wilson
March 10 2010 09:26AM

 

With the win over the Detroit Red Wings, the Flames managed to leapfrog the former NHL juggernaut into 8th place in the Western Conference. The victory was Calgary's third straight, much of that owing to a sudden offensive outburst (14 goals in 3 games) the likes of which this club hasn't seen since October. Granted, a couple of those were empty-netters, but you have to be ahead at the end of the game to get those chances, so...huzzah!

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Minus McGrattan

Pat Steinberg
March 10 2010 09:05AM

Flames McGrattan and Avalanche Koci Fight in Denver

It's funny, I never thought this would be that much of a topic, but it has been the last three Overtime shows on The FAN 960. Calgary has played four games since the Olympic break, and has had a pretty consistent lineup in those games. The only changes they've made have been subtle. Conroy in for Backlund. Staios in for Pardy, due to a trade. Other than that, things have been pretty static. So where does this leave Brian McGrattan?

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