Flames Off-Season Roundtable

The Flames have been out of it for about a month now and with no real news to speak of, many fans minds have begun to turn to the inevitable "what if’s" that populate the time between now and the start of the new season. And, as usual, the club is facing a lot of…

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Brock Otten on Bryan Cameron

  I referenced Brock of OHL Prospects in my first post on the Cameron signing. I decided to contact Otten recently for a more in depth perspective on the newest Calgary Flame. Brock was kind enough to oblige.

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Roughnecks: something other than hockey

Yep, even though the Flames aren’t in the NHL’s postseason dance, the city of Calgary gets some postseason action at the ‘Dome in different forms. On the hockey front, they’ve got the WHL’s Eastern Conference Champion Calgary Hitmen, who opened their series with Tri City on Friday night with an absolute thumping (7-0 Hitmen). Or…

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First round second look

Now that 48 hours or so have passed since the conclusion of the first round, a few observations and remarks. • There has been much pleading for cooler heads to prevail in D.C. in the wake of the Washington Capitals’ collapse against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference’s 1-8 matchup. On the other hand,…

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Flames Sign Bryan Cameron

According to Inside the Flames, Calgary has signed 21 year old Bryan Cameron of the OHL’s Barrie Colts. Although he’s scored 41, 37 and 53 goals in the last three seasons respectively, the 5’10" center wasn’t signed by the Los Angeles Kings, who originally drafted him in the 3rd round in 2007. His 53 goals for the…

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Darryl Sutter: the good

As the NHL playoffs and the offseason for the Calgary Flames continues, the topic of upper management and their future continues to be a hot topic. It’s also a topic I’ve had a hell of a time forming an opinion on, as I’ve gone back and forth on how I feel about the whole thing….

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Ted’s Take is Wrong

  Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has a blog of his own, where this post on the Capitals first round defeat to the Montreal Canadiens appeared this morning. Some snippets:

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I actually Agree With Brian Burke on Something!

  It’s been interesting to see Brian Burke operate in Toronto as he tries to basically rebuild the team from scratch. Some of his strategies have struck me as ill-founded (copious amount of dollars spent on the blueline) while other have seemed downright ridiculous (truculence! Paying more than league minimum for pugilist Colton Orr…).

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Bear with me here

Over the last few weeks, while the Flames have been scheduling tee times and sitting around the house watching playoff hockey, we, the lowly hockey fans and writers, have been wallowing in a series dismal of "what-if" scenarios. But here’s a what-if no one has tackled yet.

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Abbotsford Heat Update

The Flames injury decimated farm team has managed to extend their first round series with the Rochester Americans (FLA affiliate) to seven games, despite falling behind three games to one. With Kris Chucko, Carsen Germyn, John Armstrong and John Negrin out of the line-up indefinitely due to injury (and Jason Jaffray only recently returning), the…

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