PFD No. Not-4: More hockey already?

Ryan Lambert
September 20 2009 02:46PM


Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s fourth warmup-season game on September 20, 2009.

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Enough of Phaneuf ... after this

Jean Lefebvre
September 20 2009 09:31AM


One supposes that the Dion Phaneuf obliteration of Kyle Okposo and its fallout would be a good topic for this space but a mere half-week after the mayhem, the topic seems so tiresome. Besides, much has already been written about the affair, like here, and here and — yep, here too.

But having said that enough has said about said subject, there are a couple of things still worth saying:

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PFD No. Not-3: No storylines for me, thanks

Ryan Lambert
September 19 2009 02:19PM


Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s third warmup-season game on September 19, 2009.

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Howe about that Fleury?

Jean Lefebvre
September 18 2009 09:17AM


Even if Theoren Fleury’s comeback bid winds up going nowhere, the little runt has managed to write himself a neat little bonus chapter if his conveniently soon-to-be released autobiography has a second printing. If nothing else, Fleury coaxed a few more of the undecideds into his corner on Thursday night by dramatically scoring the shootout winner in a pre-season tilt with the New York Islanders.

What Fleury is attempting to do isn’t unprecedented but it’s important to note that most of the great sports comebacks were accomplished by athletes much younger than the 41-year-old winger.

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PFD No. Not-2: Theeeeeooooooooooo

Ryan Lambert
September 17 2009 03:41PM


Welcome to the Preseason Fire Drill, for this,  Calgary’s second warmup-season game on September 17, 2009.

We all know that tonight is the first night we'll see a largely NHL-laden Flames roster, including the debuts of several new additions, but we also know that none of that matters, because none of them won a Stanley Cup in 1989 like some people I can think of.

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