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The Question of Jarome Iginla – Part 3

  In part one of this series, we established that Iginla’s performance this past season fell short of his expectations and pay grade. In part two, we saw that the dip in performance was in line with a trend of decline which has been in evidence since Iginla peaked four seasons ago. The decline is also…

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Greener grass watch, part 1

Sometimes we hear the phrase "the grass is greener on the other side." Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn’t… but right now, a number of former members of the Calgary Flames are playing post-season hockey with another team. I thought it might be interesting to see how they’re doing while Flames fans still lament the…

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The Question of Jarome Iginla – Part 2

  In part 1, we established that Iginla struggled relative to expectations (and his cap hit) this past season. It was perhaps an unncessary bit of data-mining for those that watched him this season since simply observing his play on a nightly basis was enough to establish that Jarome was off in 2009-10. That said, it’s…

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If not Darryl, then who?

Some want Calgary Flames General Manager Darryl Sutter to be sent packing after a disappointing season. Some believe it would be too hasty to make a change, and at least another year is appropriate. And some are still rocking the "In Sutter We Trust" T-shirts.

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Report card day: Defense and goalies

Well the good news is Calgary’s season has come to a merciful close, and the better news is I’m almost done having to think about it. But until that wonderful, sunny day comes, I am here considering what has become of one of the better franchises in the Western Conference.

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Report card day: Forwards

Well the good news is Calgary’s season has come to a merciful close, and the better news is I’m almost done having to think about it. But until that wonderful, sunny day comes, I am here considering what has become of one of the better franchises in the Western Conference.

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The Question of Jarome Iginla – Part 1

  Perhaps the only debate with the potential to be more divisive than the fate of Darryl Sutter this off-season is what to do with Jarome Iginla. And despite the strong emotions and sentiment such a question evokes, his performance this season renders it a legitimate one.

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Green garbage bag gems

I guess you can call Wednesday the official end of the season for the Calgary Flames, as the players did their traditional locker cleanup and exit interviews with the coaching staff and management. Monday it was Darryl Sutter and Ken King giving their thoughts on a disappointing season. While that session didn’t seem to satisfy…

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HeatNation: Quest for Cup Begins

                The 1st year Abbotsford Heat will begin their quest for the Calder Cup tonight as they visit the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester to take on the Americans. So since our beloved Flames failed to make the playoffs in the big show, we decided to turn our attention to the farm……

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Flames Season Review – Brent Sutter and the Roster

  I was supportive of the move to bring in Brent Sutter this past off-season. Although I was ambivalent about Mike Keenan’s coaching over his tenure, I liked Sutter’s resume, his results in New Jersey and the fact that he had an established history with some of the Flames players (Boyd, Dawes, Phaneuf). He had…

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