Around the League - Playoff Edition - wk 4

Jason Gregor
May 13 2010 09:28AM

I love the scrutiny, passion, analysis and most of all the emotion that we experience during the NHL playoffs. The hockey is awesome even though Albertans had to enjoy it all on TV, and now Canuck fans are feeling like Sami Salo in game five, but this postseason is still the most riveting I’m witnessed in years.

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Are the playoffs over yet?

Jean Lefebvre
May 12 2010 09:39PM

So, is it Next Year yet?

It's been a full 32 days since the Calgary Flames stopped playing hockey this season but it has seemed no longer than seven-and-a-half months.

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So Painful

Pat Steinberg
May 12 2010 08:20AM

Montreal Canadiens v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Five

On Twitter today, somebody suggested that we at The FAN 960 should no longer refer to Montreal's Mike Cammalleri by name.  Instead we should refer to him as "MC", to which I suggested we take a cue from the 2004 movie The Village and refer to him only as "he we do not speak of".

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Abbotsford and Team Canada Updates

Kent Wilson
May 10 2010 12:23PM

Canada's players celebrate a goal against Italy during their Ice Hockey World Championships match in Mannheim

 

 Not a lot happening in Flamesland right now, so I figured it's time for a tour around the periphery.

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In (Modest) Defense of Ales Kotalik

Kent Wilson
May 07 2010 11:06AM

Calgary Flames v Ottawa Senators

 

In the Nation roundtable, Ales Kotalik was identified by myself (and others) as budgetary deadweight that would best be expunged from the roster in order to free up some cap dollars. Frankly, I stand by that conclusion. Kotalik is a bad bet to provide value for his $3M/year salary over the next two seasons. While he's been a 20 goal scorer in the past, he's never played against tough competition consistently, meaning he's done most of his damage against third liners and on the power play. In addition, aside from a 62 point outburst for the Sabres back in 2006-05, Kotalik has hovered around the 40 point/season range, meaning he doesn't really do that much damage anyways. Also, he turns 32 in December.

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