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Traded Phaneuf

The die was cast at the end of June 2009. Darryl Sutter may have hoped that paying both J-Bo and Dion $6.5M/yr for years to come was a good plan, ...

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Sometimes the kernel just doesn't...

For quite a few years, Brent Krahn was the Flames' most important goalie prospect. I often used to think -- as recently as the 06/07 season -- that...

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Well, it needs SOME kind of gloss

As I just tweeted, I propose that Saturday night's Battle of Alberta -- where the combatants have a combined 21-game losing streak -- be dubbed, "K...

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This I Believe: Winter 2010

Johnson wouldn't even acknowledge that ten consecutive losses constituted a slump. Trying to keep his poise as everybody around him lost theirs, Jo...

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Flames Game Night

Three years and one week ago, on January 2nd, 2007, the Flames played the Canucks (in Calgary). In that game, Alexandre Burrows burned Kipper prett...

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Line of the Day

"I think what people really mean when they say 'I don’t go by numbers,' is 'I don’t go by YOUR numbers.'" --Joe PosnanskiSounds about right.

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Canada's B Team

(Inspired by discussions here)Smyth-Lecavalier-St.LouisCarter-Savard-CammalleriB.Richards-Spezza-DoanPenner-Sharp-GagneBouwmeester-GreenRegehr-Phan...

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Standings! Battle Night! Olympics!

**Check out this quote from the Associated Press recap of last year's New Year's Eve tilt:“We played a pretty good game with the exception of our i...

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Monday Baseball Standings

Slightly different presentation today. Notes:You don't need to apply much of a "strength of schedule" adjustment to state that, based on performanc...

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Survey Says!

These are interesting. I don't know who sponsored the survey, and who else it has been sent to, but these three questions were sent to me by someon...

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The More You Know

"We're still far from having a hockey team," Charest warned."We would need a multi-purpose centre and I believe in that project because a city of Q...

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Monday Baseball Standings

So, if the Flames beat LA tonight (830PM MT, RSN West), they move into 1st place in the West by this measure. If they beat LA and the Caps lose in...

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If I were a rich man

The best news for Lowe is that in lieu of results, Lowe loves excuses so she's got one right off the bat before camp even starts.The bad news is th...

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Points v. Scoring

I'm having some problems with my site at the moment - I've got my tech guy (or, if my mother is reading this, my "brother") on it but I had a quick...

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A reading from the Book of Kevin

In light of this post by Tyler, and Kevin Smith's visit to Rexall this evening, an excerpt from Champions: The Making of The Edmonton Oilers by Kev...

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Trade Phaneuf

I'm not actually down on Dion Phaneuf. He can do things that few other players can do, and by my eye he makes incremental progress in his all-arou...

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Looks great in jeans, though

Olli Jokinen went the final 13 games of the 08/09 regular season without scoring a goal. He scored twice in the 6-game playoff series against Chica...

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Sounds about right

"...we spent about five years lambasting the organization at almost every turn, and I don’t think its an exaggeration to say that there was some ho...

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The Return of Friday

**The trapezoid was back in the news again, and the usual Devils/Stars fans were agitating for its removal. (As well as some new people who have de...

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Don't know, but if, then totally

"And while it's far too early to know whether Darryl Katz's dream-arena plan will go ahead, if it does come to pass, it will be vital to have an LR...

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