It’s early August... do you know where your Alex Tanguay is?

Jean Lefebvre
August 05 2009 11:53PM

Flames general manager Darryl Sutter, as is his usual practice, has wrapped up his summer business very early, which has opened the door for idle speculation about Tanguay’s possible return to the Flames. Nothing concrete, you understand, or even oatmealish in terms of substance. But there’s just enough gossiping and just enough fans with nothing else to occupy their attentions and not quite enough Tanguay actually signing somewhere else to stop all this nonsense for the whole thing to keep growing unchecked like the mold on the for the forgotten corned beef on rye sandwich at the back of the fridge.

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Best of The Rest: Free Agent Goaltenders

Jonathan Willis
August 05 2009 01:11PM

It’s early August, and the NHL is about as far off of the radar as it could possibly be. Free agency has cooled down, the draft is far in the rear-view mirror and the fact of the matter is that there aren’t a lot of stories to cover (side point: how stupid is it that the draft and free agency both get jammed together at the end of June/very start of July?).

However - there remain teams with holes (most of them) and players capable of filling those holes. We’ll start by considering free agent goaltenders.

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Yep, it's the dog days

Jean Lefebvre
July 31 2009 08:46PM

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First, a quick rebuttal to a recent reader comment at FlamesNation. The comment reads as follows: “That’s actually the most terrible article I’ve ever read. I come for news and analysis, not this BS.”

Let me just say that I resent that and I believe the criticism is uncalled for. Furthermore, I’d like to make it clear that . . . oh wait a sec, it seems that for a very rare time, that remark wasn’t directed at me. My apologies, the defensiveness is just a force of habit.

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Darryl Sutter created a monster

Ryan Lambert
July 31 2009 06:51PM

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Yesterday, the NHL said it would be investigating the contract signed between Marian Hossa and the Chicago Blackhawks on the ground that the two parties may have colluded to circumvent the salary cap allowed by the current collective bargaining agreement. Similarly, the league revealed today it will also have a peek at the Chris Pronger deal.

Please don't let the league know this, too, is all Sutter's fault.

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Hindsight

Jason Gregor
July 31 2009 11:38AM

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Hindsight is a wonderful thing and many of us would look a hell of a lot smarter if we were able to go back in time and change some of our more dubious decisions. Remember that high school picture that you hoped would be quickly forgotten? Remember how you used to dress in those days? Did you think your favorite striped blue shirt would be gazed upon by millions of people on the internet years later when you became a massive celebrity? Looking back, probably not. 

Yes, hindsight is often 20/20, particularly when it comes to hairstyles, tattoos and free agent signings.

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