First round second look

Jean Lefebvre
May 01 2010 08:31AM

Now that 48 hours or so have passed since the conclusion of the first round, a few observations and remarks.

• There has been much pleading for cooler heads to prevail in D.C. in the wake of the Washington Capitals’ collapse against the Montreal Canadiens in the Eastern Conference’s 1-8 matchup.

On the other hand, it’s possible an attempt to avoid over-reaction may result in under-reaction. Ted Leonsis was chided for his emotional post-series evisceration of the hockey club but the Caps owner may be right to fret, even if he’s giving the wrong reasons to do so.

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Live blog: Swap shop '10

Jean Lefebvre
March 03 2010 07:23AM

The Calgary Flames got the jump on the National Hockey League's annual clearout sale by making a couple of major deals before the Olympic break. What will Darryl Sutter be up to today, if anything?

Join us throughout the day for news and views (and perhaps the odd irreverent comment) about the 2010 trade deadline.

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Ouch

Jean Lefebvre
February 13 2010 10:05AM

Here's a wisecrack from a disgruntled fan Friday night:

Q: What does the Calgary hockey club have in common with the botched cauldron-lighting ceremony in Vancouver?

A: It's five Flames standing around not knowing what to do.

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And the winners are . . .

Jean Lefebvre
February 02 2010 10:55AM

Typically, the first thing we try to do in the monthly Northwest Division Awards is determine which of the group’s Canadian entries has been the best over the past 30 or 31 days.

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Iginla twists the knife

Jean Lefebvre
January 31 2010 09:13AM

Call it a deluxe, adding-injury-to-insult edition of a Gordie Howe Hat Trick. In addition to scoring a goal (two of them actually), setting up a couple of tallies and getting into a scrap on Saturday night, Calgary captain Jarome Iginla also managed to give the Edmonton Oilers a paper cut and then pour lemon juice on it.

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