July 20 2011 03:09PM

You may be shocked to learn this, but since the departure of bingofuel there has been very little in the way of adult supervision around Nation Central Command.  The writers continue to write, the radio continues to radio and thankfully the advertisers continue to pay their bills.

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Summer Series - Examining the Flames Mediocrity

Kent Wilson
July 20 2011 09:25AM



It should be established that the Calgary Flames aren't a bad team. In fact, aside from their back-to-back 10th places finishes in the Western Conference, there are lots of measures and facts that suggest they're actually pretty good. Mitch Smith of M&G recently looked at the various metrics in which an individual Flame finished top-five in the league last year. And despite what you might hear about Calgary's on-going offensive woes, the team finished top-10 in terms of total offense with 241 goals for and top-10 in terms of goals for at even strength (163 GF). After stumbling out of the gate, the Flames PP also finished in the top-third of the league (19.5%).

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Chris Osgood retired. Who cares?

Ryan Lambert
July 19 2011 01:24PM


You're going to hear a lot of talk in the coming week about Chris Osgood. A lot of that talk is going to include the word "great."

And all of it is going to be 100 percent incorrect.

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Anatomy of an undervalued hockey player

Cam Charron
July 18 2011 04:39PM



Niclas Bergfors. Tyler Kennedy. Torrey Mitchell. Scott Gomez. Martin Hanzal. Scottie Upshall. Nikolay Zherdev. Peter Regin. Michael Frolik.

What do all nine of these players have in common?

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Adam Pardy: When Opportunity Knocks

Pat Steinberg
July 18 2011 02:58PM

When defenceman Adam Pardy signed a two year, $4 million contract with the Dallas Stars on July 1st, I was like many who felt the Calgary Flames had made the right move in letting him walk.  I was a proponent of keeping Pardy on the team for a reasonable price, but his pricetag in Texas did not fit that cateogry.  Regardless of salary, though, Pardy leaves the only pro franchise he's ever known and views Dallas as a great opportunity to move his career forward.

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