BLOG: Media Turns On Flame’s Brass

April 13th, 2010 | Posted in CPuck Blog | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The media make up of a sports city is a blend of many types of yarn woven into a rich pattern, often with the result greater than the sum of it’s parts.

Ok that was way over the top, but you get the idea. Different Strokes to rule the world; that kind of thing.

Toronto has or had the Al Strachans and the Damian Cox, the Stephen Brunts and the Steve Simmons. Some intended to analyze others tried annihilate a Leaf team that often left their fans wanting more.
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CP Blog: Method in the Madness?

February 3rd, 2010 | Posted in CPuck Blog | By: Daniel Lemmon

Oh the woes of Flames fans these days. On the heels of the end of the most ridiculous of winless streaks Flames GM Darryl Sutter turn the universe of the Calgary Flames upside down, stuck some C4 on it and fired a rocket into the core jettisoning Dion Phaneuf, Olli Jokinen, Brandon Prust, Fredrik Sjostrom and Keith Aulie to the respective centres of the North American hockey universe. In return he received a mish mash of players that a lot of fans are still trying to comprehend.

This is where things have gotten so fuzzy for the best of us.
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CP Blog: What’s Next?

February 2nd, 2010 | Posted in CPuck Blog | By: D'Arcy McGrath

I can’t see Sutter making all these moves only to go after a UFA from Atlanta. Can’t see it. Nor can I see two trades in two days resulting in 17 healthy and non healthy forwards in Calgary at the same time (including Backlund) making any sense.
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Flames Opt to Keep 2009 1st Rd Pick

June 1st, 2009 | Posted in CPuck Blog | By: D'Arcy McGrath

The Calgary Flames sent out a press release today that listed among other things, the club’s decision to keep the 2009 1st round pick traded to Phoenix in the Olli Jokinen deal.

Instead the team will now be forced to part with their 2010 first round pick.
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Looking At A Remade Roster

March 4th, 2009 | Posted in CPuck Blog | By: D'Arcy McGrath

Every season in the aftermath of a busy trade deadline, hockey hungry fans and media in a dozen or so different hockey locals quickly turn their attention to the new roster. Who will play with who? How does this team look?
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