May 27 News and Notes

Robert Cleave
May 27 2011 01:06PM



The playoffs are down to the short strokes now, with only a game and the finals left before we move into the summer. For those of us on the Prairies, of course, ”summer” might be a concept more in tune with the calendar than the actual conditions, so maybe the correct term should simply be “off-season”.

At any rate, the roundup returns with items of note from around the league. In this instalment, the Flames get a bit of good news from Bill Daly, The Bruins and Lightning head for the finish line, and matters appear headed to a conclusion in Georgia. 


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AGM, Assistant Coach and Draft Pick Discussion Thread

Kent Wilson
May 26 2011 02:31PM




I canvassed my twitter followers for some post ideas today and this seemed like the best one (read: easiest for me to do on short notice): an open thread for assistant coach, assistant GM and whatever other topics readers of FN feel are interesting or important.

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May 25 2011 12:03PM

For three consecutive rounds we have called for the Canucks to lose their serieses. For three consecutive rounds we have been disappointed. We have now upped the ante and had a buddy in Vegas place a cool $10 beans on every team in the Conference Finals to win save the Canucks. Money talks Nation and our money says "anyone but Vancouver."

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Don't Worry...

Pat Steinberg
May 24 2011 11:59PM

I feel like a cheerful distraction is needed on a day like today, after witnessing a travesty of justice transpire in Vancouver last night.  Somehow, God or Buddha or whoever controls things decided to take holidays this playoffs, and the Canucks are in the Stanley Cup Finals.  So while the high, unkempt, hemp wearing population of Vancouver celebrates, the rest of the hockey watching population will try to drown their sorrows.  Alas! FlamesNation to the rescue...a post full of things guaranteed to put a smile on your face, even in these dark, dark days.

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Contrarian Corner: Who cares about the Thrashers?

Ryan Lambert
May 24 2011 02:28PM



So it's starting to look officially official, even if everyone's denying it up and down: the Thrashers are almost certainly going to move to Winnipeg and become the Manitoba Moose and some perverted Canadian fantasy about how the American South is unfit to host teams will be proven right.

But it's not a big deal, and anyone who tells you otherwise is an idiot.

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