Weak Goaltending and the World Juniors Go Hand-in-Hand

The last several years have seen strong Canadian entries at the World Juniors. When it comes to the talent of their forwards and defensemen, Team Canada has access to riches unparalleled in any other country in the world. The situation is a little different in net, where the uncertain tandem of Mark Visentin and Scott…

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FGD: Four!

Both the Minnesota Wild and Calgary Flames are riding season-high four game winless streaks heading into action tonight as the two teams meet for the third time this season (7 pm, Sportsnet West and Sportsnet 960).  The Flames lost all four games on their road trip and now start a three game, pre-Christmas stretch against…

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STOKING THE FIRE – DECEMBER 20TH

  Needless to say it wasn’t a very productive or fortunate week for the Flames, and once again they find themselves a game under the .500 mark. After starting a gruelling December off with an impressive 4-2 record, Calgary then proceeded to lose the next four straight. Is this a surprise to the fans or…

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Bourque Suspended, Stajan hurt, Byron recalled

  (pic courtesy Montreal Hockey talk)   Some quick hits today as news has been popping up on twitter this afternoon. Firstly, Rene Bourque has been suspended for two games after his hit from behind on Seabrook. The obligatory Shanaban video: