The offence: It ain't pretty

Jean Lefebvre
December 12 2009 12:48PM

The Flames offence has apprently decided to avoid the rush and started to do its Christmas slumping now.

Five games into December and the Calgary attack has managed but eight goals, one of which was into an empty net. There are a number of ways to look at the dearth of offence but the best, if slightly simplistic, two-word explanation is: Jarome Iginla.

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GDFD No. 31: No offense

Ryan Lambert
December 11 2009 03:17PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 31st game of the season on Dec. 11, 2009.

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To box or not to box?

Jean Lefebvre
December 10 2009 07:58PM


Much breath has been wasted debating the merits of pugilism in hockey. And when we say wasted, we mean that both the Let 'Em Go crowd and the Won't Somebody Think of the Children faction have dug in their heels pretty deeply on the matter and no amount of Don Cherry knuckle-dragging propaganda nor holier-than-thou tsk-tsking will change a single mind on the subject.

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Around the league - Dec 10, 2009

Jason Gregor
December 10 2009 02:33PM

It is amazing how players get a reputation, positively or negatively, and how it sticks with them; in many cases for longer than it should. I’m not talking just about how the fans look at a player, but also how coaches and management view their own player.

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GDFD No. 30: I don't know what a thrasher is

Ryan Lambert
December 09 2009 04:38PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 30th game of the season on Dec. 9, 2009.

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