Around the League - April 8, 2010

Jason Gregor
April 08 2010 03:26PM


The debate over who is better, Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, will reach new heights now that the NHL Central Scouting final rankings had Seguin first and Hall second. For the past few months many posters, fans, bloggers and members of the media have said Hall was the best, however, I’ve been a believer that the Oilers, or whoever picks first should take Seguin. I’m not sold he is a better player, but he plays the more influential position; centre.

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GDFD No. 81: Weeeee

Ryan Lambert
April 08 2010 02:36PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 81st game of the season on April 8, 2010.

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Flames Season Review - Darryl Sutter

Kent Wilson
April 08 2010 11:58AM

Calgary Flames v Vancouver Canucks


It is no hyperbole to state that this Flames season has been an abject failure from just about every conceivable angle. And it's no exaggeration to claim the the fault of this catastrophic failures lies at the feet of the club's sole, obstinate architecht, one Darryl Sutter. As the authoritarian, patriarchal overseer of this now Sutter-homogenized fiefdom, he gathered to him all his family and followers, firmly wrested control of the organization from his ostensible superiors and, without apology or regret, steered the ship straight into an iceberg.

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Flames Funeral March

April 07 2010 10:45AM

The Classical Version

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The end, mercifully

Kent Wilson
April 07 2010 10:41AM

Colorado Avalanche v Calgary Flames


The agonizing death march has finally concluded, aptly enough with yet another one goal performance. The Flames were by no means bad last night against San Jose; like many other nights this season they were simply stifled by a lack of creativity and finish. I won't say that was the Flames only problem this year - there's been some very obvious possession and special teams issues - but it has frequently been the most glaring. Charlie Simmer's "get bodies to the net, keep it simple" cliche seems to have been the club's offensive mantra this season, and when pucks started deflecting into the corner rather the net sometime in November (as they were bound to) the wins became a whole lot tougher to come by. 

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