Forward thinking

Jean Lefebvre
September 22 2009 05:55PM

Oilers Flames Hockey

On the heels of a stretch of three games in three nights and four in five, the Flames suddenly those extra bodies lying around the House That Kevin Lavallee Built extremely disposable and on Tuesday shipped seven of them to Abbotsford.

That leaves a roster that is pretty easy to decipher on the goaltending end of things, a modest challenge on the blue line and totally "holy-smokes-what-are-they-going-to-do-with-all-those-guys?" up front.

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Combined Special Teams Ratings: Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver

Jonathan Willis
September 22 2009 11:15AM

The three Canadian teams in the Northwest Division shared a common bond last season: their special teams weren’t all that special.

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Long shots, no shots and the in-betweens

September 21 2009 11:58AM


From all accounts that was a bit of a snoozer last night in the wonderful City of Saskatoon. As much as one can’t really find too much fault with the Oilers gassing a preseason tilt, the level of intensity required to win the game certainly wasn’t on display for all the wonderful Saskatoononianites to see. And that certainly sets the effort bar rather low, wouldn’t you say?

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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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