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WHL teams that produce NHL players

The 2009 NHL draft is almost upon us and on Friday some teams will make a selection that solidifies their organization; others will make choices that keep them spinning their wheels, while some will outright strike out. In today’s game if you don’t draft well you have no chance of competing. Of course astute trades…

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How’s the brother act playing in Newark?

Well, the expected has happened as Brent Sutter on Tuesday afternoon was officially introduced as head coach of the Flames. And, oh by the way, three semi-new assistants were also presented as ex-Flame Dave Lowry moves down the hall from the Hitmen offices, ex-Flame Jamie McLennan moves in from a scouting and advisory job with…

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Flames Draft Primer

With time ticking down to the 2009 NHL entry draft, here are some of the considerations and issues to keep in mind heading into Friday. – The Flames own 7 picks in this year’s draft, but only one is inside the top 60 (20th overall). Their other choices include 67 (via PHX), 107 (via CBJ),…

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Father’s Day 2009: Not a hockey blog

Until three years ago, Father’s Day was a day I tried to ignore. A day I wanted to come and go as quickly as possible. It had been a day that made me dark and sad and envious and angry. It was a day I always ended up feeling sorry for myself, and loathing how…

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Brent Sutter to coach the Flames…

…according to TSN sources, which tend to be fairly accurate about stuff like this. While Jean made a good argument as to why Darryl would be back behind the bench a little while ago, this move doesn’t surprise me in the least.

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Can’t we all just get along?

Without completely being able to explain why, the expression “Shut up” has always seemed nearly as offensive to me as the other two-part exclamation that starts with a certain four-letter word and ends in “off.” And no, the first half of the equation is not “take” or “buzz.”

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This Sutter or the other?

So Alain Vigneault is leaning back with a snifter of Remy Martin after his meal at the annual Northwest Division Coaches’ Dinner and he lights up a Diamond Crown. After blowing a few smoke rings, he looks around and casually asks: “Solitaire, anyone?”

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