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An Evening With Jacques Demers

Because I teach literacy and basic skills with the Thames Valley District School Board, I was asked to attend Facing Off With Literacy, an evening headlined by guest speaker (and former Cup winner) Jacques Demers. Many of you probably remember that in 2005, Demers revealed to the world that he was functionally illiterate, that he…

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FGD: Here We Go Again…

There used to be a time when games against the Colorado Avalanche were exciting.  They boasted names like Sakic, Forsberg, Roy, and Blake.  They were high flying, high scoring, and high octane.  However, they always beat the Calgary Flames.  Well, this current incarnation of the Avalanche is nowhere near as good, and as of late,…

Flames Comparables: Reserve Forwards

    This year we’re using the Snepsts system to project how many points each of the Flames may score this year. The Snepsts system, explained over at Hockey Prospectus, searches history for players with similar statistics (adjusted for era scoring levels) and uses their future performance as yardsticks for today’s. We’ve already looked at…

Postgame: Chicago Wins

The title of our postgame article tonight is pretty apt, as there wasn’t a ton to dislike from the Calgary Flames on Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks, but it was the home team doing their thing en route to a 4-1 victory, their seventh straight over Calgary at the United Center.  I liked most of…

Game 15 – Flames vs Blackhawks live chat

Game 15 – Flames vs Blackhawks live chat The new look Flames take the ice against one their primary nemeses the last few years. The Hawks are legit even with a few bodies out of commission and have made a habit of humiliating Calgary here and there. Tonight will therefore be a stiff test for Backlund’s…