PFD No. 3: Call me an optimist (no seriously get one on the phone)

Ryan Lambert
April 20 2009 03:32PM

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Welcome to the third Playoff Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s third postseason game on April 20, 2009.

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The Flames miss Giordano

Kent Wilson
April 20 2009 10:42AM

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There's no question Calgary has missed Robyn Regehr through the first two contests of this seris. And Cory Sarich. And, arguably, the speed of Matthew Lombardi.

But one guy who's not being talked about very much is Mark Giordano. Felled by a wonky shoulder, the club sure could use his blend of speed, passing and tenacity against the Hawks. Chicago's uptempo forecheck and team quickness has been forcing the Flames remaing rear-guards to make sub-optimal decisions and passes, especially in and around the neutral zone. A lot of rushes and break-outs have been stuffed by bouncing pucks and long, waist-high coss-ice lobs that are easily picked off. 

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UFA Options: Boston Bruins

Jonathan Willis
April 20 2009 10:34AM

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UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Boston Bruins.

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UFA Options: Atlanta Thrashers

Jonathan Willis
April 19 2009 11:15AM

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UFA Options is a continuing series that gives a brief run-down of the unrestricted free agent market this summer, team-by-team. Our next team for consideration is the Atlanta Thrashers.

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A lesson learned

Ryan Lambert
April 19 2009 10:06AM

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It turns out that 20 minutes' worth of effort doesn't cut it in the playoffs. Who knew?

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