FGD: Jockeying for Position

Kent Wilson
November 22 2013 10:29AM



Remember when Dale Tallon landed in Florida and started throwing money around like a drunken sailor? Some rather bold expectations were born regarding the Panthers that summer, particularly because the erstwhile Hawks GM had recently built a powerhouse in Chicago (though it took many years and many blunders to get it right).

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Flames send Tim Jackman to Ducks for a pick

Ryan Pike
November 21 2013 05:18PM

Tim Jackman

- pic via kkthemook

The Calgary Flames made a minor roster tweak today, sending oft-scratched veteran winger Tim Jackman to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a sixth round pick in the upcoming 2014 NHL Draft.

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Five things: Where we stand

Ryan Lambert
November 21 2013 10:21AM

1. Why does Bob Hartley hate Sven Baertschi?

On Monday, ahead of the shootout win over the Jets, it was speculated that Sven Baertschi would not be in Bob Hartley's lineup despite the fact that he had points in the two previous games and had generally been pretty good when it comes to puck possession.

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Post-Game: Licking Envelopes

Kent Wilson
November 20 2013 11:20PM



There is a Classic Simpson's episode where Bart misses a school field trip to the chocolate factory. To keep him busy, Skinner puts him to work licking envelopes in the office. Tongue raw and mind numb, Bart inevitably glances in desperation at the clock on the wall, which ticks slowly for a few seconds and then actually reverses. Bart groans in despair.

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FGD: Back To Basics

Ryan Pike
November 20 2013 01:08PM

After picking up a win at MTS Centre, the Calgary Flames (7-11-3) return home to kick off a three-game homestand against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The puck drops at 8pm MT on Sportsnet West and Fan 960, probably due to wacky TSN rules or something. It's a Wednesday game, so I assumed it was a TSN game, but I was wrong. It's on Sportsnet West, coincidentally after a Subway Super Series game featuring Russia (and Flames prospect Rushan Rafikov) and the QMJHL (featuring Flames prospect Emile Poirier).

After a great October, the Flames kicked off November with a few uneven (and a few plain ugly) games. The club won a track meet on Monday night against another team with at-times wonky defensive zone play. They'll face another tonight in Columbus, who they beat in Ohio in the second game of the regular season. Hopefully the team can play a more consistent 60 minutes.

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