Flames – minor issues

Things are shaping up to be interesting at both the major and minor league levels for the Flames organization heading into the new season. The majority of the off-season will be spent analyzing the former so let’s take a brief look at latter. Abbotsford will be the third iteration of the Calgary owned/operated AHL team…

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Class is always in

The name Joe Sakic and the word “class” have appeared in the same sentence countless times since Burnaby Joe’s retirement announcement on Thursday. In this case, the term doesn’t begin to describe him. It’s an understatement.

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And they called Mike Gillis a fool

Oh yes, the cap hit the Philadelphia Flyers incurred for Chris Pronger on that seven-year deal seemed big, especially because he’s 34 years old already. But what the hell, right? If he retired at any point in the final three or four years, it would cost them next to nothing, right? Well, the NHL doesn’t…

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Fantasy GMing – move Jokinen to left wing

For years, the common lament around Calgary was the lack of a true #1 center. Some guys weren’t skilled enough (Conroy) and some guys weren’t big enough (Langkow) to fit the commonly held profile of the archetypal #1 pivot. As a result, Darryl Sutter busied himself for a couple of seasons pursuing the 6’3″, 215…

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Fearless Predictions

The Nation sites have been so busy today that I haven’t even been able to login until just now.  The fan passion for this site has been amazing for everyone here, and today was another demonstration of that.  Anyways, I just got this email from a friend and I thought everyone deserved to see it.

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