The Lombo Leap

Jean Lefebvre
December 04 2009 08:07AM

BoA Matt made an interesting point in the comments section the other day — Olli Jokinen's play has a habit of making certain Flames fans nostalgic about Matthew Lombardi, but then they tend to miss him a lot less when they see the speedy Phoenix centreman (it's now an international law that the word "speedy" must be used in any story or blog entry about Lombardi) do not much of anything in head-to-head action with his former club.

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GDFD No. 27: Bourque Bourque Bourque

Ryan Lambert
December 03 2009 03:35PM

Welcome to the Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 27th game of the season on Dec. 3, 2009.

(That is, for some reason, the second picture that comes up when you Google "Rene Bourque.")

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Around the league - Dec 3, 2009

Jason Gregor
December 03 2009 03:20PM

We are always projecting how a player will turn out, but is there an accurate formula? Some superstars reach and maintain their potential right away like Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin, while others take much longer before they become a productive scorer.

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And the winners are . . .

Jean Lefebvre
December 01 2009 04:35AM

In October, each of Western Canada's three National Hockey League entries recorded seven victories. In November, however, it was no contest.

While the Flames took over top spot in the Northwest Division with 10 November wins (eight of them coming on the road), the Canucks went 7-5 while the Oilers lost 10 games (seven in regulation, three via shootout) as well as the services of Ales Hemsky for the remainder of the season.

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Chickens and eggs and whatnot

Jean Lefebvre
December 01 2009 03:32AM

It's Dec. 1, do you know where your Northwest Division club is?

If you're a devotee of the Calgary Flames, the answer to that question is encouraging, perhaps surprisingly so given what had seemed to be a gruesome November schedule.

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