July 28 2009 03:43PM
Lately, it seems like Darryl Sutter is the smartest man in hockey. It doesn't appear as though he's made a bad deal since before the draft, and it's led many, like Tony Gallagher, to wonder how fair that is and/or how he can actually pull off these criminally brilliant deals again and again, and again and again and again.
July 27 2009 07:59PM
That, dear readers, is the best possible explanation – or at least the best two-word explanation – for the amazing disposability of second-round picks in the Darryl Sutter Era at the House Pekka Rautakallio Built.
July 27 2009 04:05PM
The above picture is what the stereotypical "sports fan" looks like. And that's why I'm not one.
July 27 2009 02:14PM
With the departures of Mike Cammalleri and Todd Bertuzzi, the Calgary Flames only have 3 sure bets in terms of top 6 forwards: Jarome Iginla, Daymond Langkow and Olli Jokinen. As such, there will be ample opportunities for the club's various "support players" to move up to the top of the rotation. With as many as 6 candidates looking to grab a scoring role, there's a good chance Flames fans will see a "break out" season or two this year.
Following are the most likely Flames to take a step forward in terms of role and point totals this year:
July 24 2009 11:03AM
Earlier this week, in the course of discussing a different topic, the conversation drifted to the relative mediocrity of the Northwest Division. It wasn’t so long ago that the Northwest was being touted as the best in the National Hockey League, and if that claim was debatable then, it would be preposterous now.