September 20 2009 09:31AM
One supposes that the Dion Phaneuf obliteration of Kyle Okposo and its fallout would be a good topic for this space but a mere half-week after the mayhem, the topic seems so tiresome. Besides, much has already been written about the affair, like here, and here and — yep, here too.
But having said that enough has said about said subject, there are a couple of things still worth saying:
September 19 2009 02:19PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s third warmup-season game on September 19, 2009.
September 18 2009 09:17AM
Even if Theoren Fleury’s comeback bid winds up going nowhere, the little runt has managed to write himself a neat little bonus chapter if his conveniently soon-to-be released autobiography has a second printing. If nothing else, Fleury coaxed a few more of the undecideds into his corner on Thursday night by dramatically scoring the shootout winner in a pre-season tilt with the New York Islanders.
What Fleury is attempting to do isn’t unprecedented but it’s important to note that most of the great sports comebacks were accomplished by athletes much younger than the 41-year-old winger.
September 17 2009 03:41PM
Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s second warmup-season game on September 17, 2009.
We all know that tonight is the first night we'll see a largely NHL-laden Flames roster, including the debuts of several new additions, but we also know that none of that matters, because none of them won a Stanley Cup in 1989 like some people I can think of.
September 17 2009 09:04AM
The 2009 Flames training camp is rather short on drama beyond the short drama that is Theoren Fleury’s comeback attempt.
One interesting question though is the place scrappy winger Brandon Prust has on the club. First of all, let’s emphasize the point that to many Calgary fans, Prust has already performed an extremely valuable service for the 2009-10 Flames.