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Archive for September, 2012

Rumors that Ken King my step down as team president?

27 Sep

I certainly hope so. It’s been rumored (through a couple sites, and Puck Daddy) that there are rumblings that Ken King could move to a role that would have him oversee the business side of the Flames, and former St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson becoming the next President of the Calgary Flames.

Davidson has ties to Calgary and could be a welcomed addition by the Flames faithful. Also John has family in Calgary allowing for an easy transition.

Tell me, would you pay $2 million a year for three years to JD?

 

One, two, three, LOCKOUT!

18 Sep

In a move that surprised no one, except for maybe those fans who thought the last CBA would last at least a decade, the NHL owners and their clubs have locked out the NHL players preventing them from being able to start the 2012/13 season on time.

Although I’ll miss hockey, and I’ll come back, I’ll do what I can to buy as little merchandise and attend fewer games this year. I have to be realistic in that I’m not going to boycott anything completely, I’m not going to miss watching any games in person. But I can stay away from the Saddledome more often this year as a way of trying to remind the owners and the players that it’s a game, not a business, for me. You know me, I’m that guy who gives you the money that you’re now bickering over.

Here is a letter from the Flames to their fans after the lockout began.

Despite the expiration of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the National Hockey League has been, and remains, committed to negotiating around the clock to reach a new CBA that is fair to the Players and to the 30 NHL teams. (around the clock, seriously? that’s not what I’ve heard)

Thanks to the conditions fostered by seven seasons under the previous CBA, competitive balance has created arguably the most meaningful regular season in pro sports; a different team has won the Stanley Cup every year; fans and sponsors have agreed the game is at its best, and the League has generated remarkable growth and momentum. While our last CBA negotiation resulted in a seismic change in the League’s economic system, and produced corresponding on-ice benefits, our current negotiation is focused on a fairer and more sustainable division of revenues with the Players — as well as other necessary adjustments consistent with the objectives of the economic system we developed jointly with the NHL Players’ Association seven years ago. Those adjustments are attainable through sensible, focused negotiation — not through rhetoric. (at it’s best? who says that? It’s been seven years of penalties and rule changes to increase scoring. Whee!)

This is a time of year for all attention to be focused on the ice, not on a meeting room. The League, the Clubs and the Players all have a stake in resolving our bargaining issues appropriately and getting the puck dropped as soon as possible. We owe it to each other, to the game and, most of all, to the fans. (now I may just be a fan, and not at the table – but maybe you guys need to focus first on the meeting room. Maybe this is why things aren’t resolved.)

 

Calgary Flames 2013/2014 season and broadcast schedule

06 Sep

Very optimistic schedule released today. If the October 11 game happens – colour me shocked. I guess we’ll find out on September 16.

Day Date Visitor Home Time TV
Thurs. Oct. 11 Vancouver Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Mon. Oct. 15 Los Angeles Calgary 7:30 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Oct. 18 Calgary Phoenix 8:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Sat. Oct. 20 Calgary Colorado 8:00 PM CBC
Wed. Oct. 24 Calgary Edmonton 7:00 PM TSN
Thurs. Oct. 25 Tampa Bay Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Sat. Oct. 27 Washington Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Tues. Oct. 30 Montreal Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
November          
Thurs. Nov. 1 Detroit Calgary 7:30 PM Sportsnet Flames
Tues. Nov. 6 Calgary Columbus 5:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Thurs. Nov. 8 Calgary Nashville 6:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Fri. Nov. 9 Calgary Detroit 5:30 PM Sportsnet West
Sun Nov. 11 Calgary Carolina 3:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Tues. Nov. 13 Calgary Montreal 5:30 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Nov. 15 Florida Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Sat. Nov. 17 Chicago Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Tues. Nov. 20 Minnesota Calgary 7:00 PM TSN
Sat. Nov. 24 Edmonton Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Wed. Nov. 28 Anaheim Calgary 7:30 PM TSN
Fri. Nov. 30 Calgary Chicago 6:30 PM TSN
December          
Sun. Dec. 2 Calgary St. Louis 5:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Tues. Dec. 4 Ottawa Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Dec. 6 Dallas Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Sun. Dec. 9 Nashville Calgary 5:30 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Dec. 11 Calgary Nashville 6:00 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Dec. 13 Calgary Columbus 5:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Fri Dec. 14 Calgary St. Louis 6:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sun. Dec. 16 Calgary Chicago 5:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Wed. Dec. 19 Toronto Calgary 7:30 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Dec. 22 Buffalo Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Sun Dec. 23 Edmonton Calgary 6:00 PM Sportsnet West
Wed. Dec. 26 Calgary Vancouver 8:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Thurs. Dec. 27 Vancouver Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Dec. 29 San Jose Calgary 2:00 PM Sportsnet West
Mon. Dec. 31 Boston Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
January          
Wed. Jan. 2 Calgary Colorado 8:00 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Jan. 3 Calgary Minnesota 6:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Jan. 5 Columbus Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Wed. Jan. 9 Colorado Calgary 7:30 PM Sportsnet Flames
Fri. Jan. 11 N.Y. Islanders Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Jan. 15 San Jose Calgary 7:30 PM TSN
Thurs. Jan. 17 Anaheim Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Jan. 19 Calgary Philadelphia 11:00 AM Sportsnet West
Mon. Jan. 21 Calgary Pittsburgh 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Jan. 22 Calgary Detroit 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Jan. 29 Colorado Calgary 7:30 PM Sportsnet West
February          
Fri. Feb. 1 Chicago Calgary 7:30 PM TSN
Mon. Feb. 4 Calgary Toronto 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Feb. 5 Calgary N.Y. Rangers 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Feb. 7 Calgary New Jersey 5:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Sat. Feb. 9 Calgary Ottawa 5:00 PM CBC
Mon. Feb. 11 Dallas Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Wed. Feb. 13 Minnesota Calgary 7:30 PM Sportsnet West
Fri. Feb. 15 St. Louis Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sun. Feb. 17 Calgary Dallas 4:00 PM Sportsnet West
Mon. Feb. 18 Calgary Phoenix 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Wed. Feb. 20 Los Angeles Calgary 8:00 PM TSN
Sat. Feb. 23 Minnesota Calgary 8:00 PM CBC
Sun. Feb. 24 Phoenix Calgary 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Feb. 26 Calgary Minnesota 6:00 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Feb. 28 Calgary Winnipeg 6:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
March          
Sat. Mar. 2 Calgary Vancouver 8:00 PM CBC
Sun. Mar. 3 Vancouver Calgary 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Mar. 5 Calgary Dallas 6:30 PM Sportsnet West
Thurs. Mar. 7 Calgary San Jose 8:30 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Mar. 9 Calgary Los Angeles 8:00 PM CBC
Sun. Mar. 10 Calgary Anaheim 6:00 PM Sportsnet West
Wed. Mar. 13 Detroit Calgary 7:30 PM TSN
Fri. Mar. 15 Nashville Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Mon. Mar. 18 Calgary Los Angeles 8:30 PM Sportsnet West
Wed. Mar. 20 Calgary Anaheim 8:00 PM Sportsnet West
Fri. Mar. 22 Calgary Colorado 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sun. Mar. 24 St. Louis Calgary 5:00 PM Sportsnet West
Tues. Mar. 26 Calgary Minnesota 6:00 PM Sportsnet Flames
Wed. Mar. 27 Colorado Calgary 8:00 PM TSN
Fri. Mar. 29 Columbus Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
April          
Mon. Apr. 1 Calgary Edmonton 7:30 PM SN West – EDM
Wed. Apr. 3 Edmonton Calgary 7:00 PM TSN
Fri. Apr. 5 Calgary San Jose 8:30 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Apr. 6 Calgary Vancouver 8:00 PM CBC
Thurs. Apr. 11 Phoenix Calgary 7:00 PM Sportsnet West
Sat. Apr. 13 Calgary Edmonton 8:00 PM CBC
           
 
 
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