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Why T.J. Brodie is the key to Kotalik’s future

27 Sep

Think about it, if T.J. Brodie gives the Flames brass no reason to send him down to the AHL, then there will be no room for an overpriced defenceman. For now, let’s call that guy Cory Sarich. Now Sarich is making $3.6M this year, which happens to be $600,000 more than teammate Ales Kotalik. If Kotalik can once again (god help us) convince Sutter that he is an NHLer, then Brodie helped Daryl clear up nearly $3M for Ales.

However, the Flames are still over the cap (by just over $2M) so something further will have to be done.

In other news… and then there were 35. Matt Keetley, John Negrin and Keith Seabrook are the latest sent to Abbotsford.


Staal a Flame?

09 Sep
  • Eric?
  • Jordan?
  • Marc!

The latest rumour out of New York is that the Flames have sent Ranger defenceman Marc Staal an offer sheet. Although the Flames are already $2.35M over the cap, the offer is thought to be about $4.5M/year. Plus they have eight defencemen already on one-way contracts. Maybe this means bye-bye to Robin Regehr and his $4M/year?

This doesn’t make any sense, I’m positive hopeful that Sutter has enough hockey sense left in him to not completely screw this team up for Jay Feaster’s tenure.


Spezza to the Flames?

28 Jun

I think this is best squashed with this, there is no market for a $7 million player with five years remaining on his contract. Unless of course Ottawa will take guys like Kotalik and Sarich as a trade.

Actually yeah, that’s totally possible Kotalik, Sarich and let’s say… Dave Shantz to the Senators for Jason Spezza.

Done and done. It’s a lock.

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What’s with this site?

31 May

This site has been around for the last seven seasons, 2003/04 preseason was the beginning of my ramblings to no one and I’ve been posting after every game since.

I’ve had a lot of trouble this year after my site was hacked (yes, someone has even more free time than I) so I’ve decided to go in a new direction. I’ve switched to WordPress… mainly because I’ve been running a blog without blogging software for several years and that didn’t seem right.

Over those years I’ve noticed that people come to this site for three things:

  • What really happened in the last game. The coaches say one thing, the media another, but it’s all the same. I saw the last game, and I’ll tell you what I thought. This is the home page (blog) that is
  • Who is sucking, and who earns their paycheque. This is the current roster with my thoughts added because I can. This is the Current roster page.
  • Who is playing with who. I assume because a lot of people come because of fantasy hockey. Guys (and maybe even a gal or two) that don’t know the team, but need a good sleeper pick. This is the Current line combinations page.


That’s about it for now, as I play with WordPress I’ll try to update the look a bit. But the best part is now people can comment themselves, and not have to email me their absolutely stupid comments directly.  That’s a win for me!


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