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What a Difference a Day Makes

Posted in Alex Tanguay, All-star, Calgary Flames, Cujo, Daymond Langkow, Hockey, Iginla, kristian huselius, Mike Keenan, NHL, Stanley Cup, trade, TSN with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2008 by flamesfan77

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With all the recent trade talk surrounding Alex Tanguay most thought he would not play another shift for the Calgary Flames after Tuesday.  Well not only is that wrong, but he got a promotion.  At practice Tanguay was on the Flames top line with Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow. 

Mike Keenan removed Kristian Huselius from the top line after his hot play had cooled in recent games.

The Flames decided to not make any moves at the deadline and feel they can contend with the rest of the West.  The only issue now is signing the many free agents that will be getting a raise in the offseason.

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Cujo Starts!

Posted in Calgary Flames, Cujo, Edmonton Oilers, Hockey, NHL with tags , , , , , on February 4, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Curtis Joseph will get the nod against his former team, the Edmonton Oilers tonight.  It will be his first start in the NHL this season after recently signing with the Calgary Flames. He played last year with the Phoenix Coyotes and has been in Europe to start this season. Link

Calgary’s Struggles

Posted in Calgary Flames, Cujo, Hockey, Iginla, miikka kiprusoff, Mike Keenan, NHL with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2008 by flamesfan77

We are almost at the All-Star break and the Calgary Flames are one of the streakiest teams in the league recently.  After losing their fourth straight game to Nashville on Tuesday, the flames cling to eighth spot in the West with only a two point lead over two teams on the bubble.  Calgary is surprisingly third in the West in scoring (although six goal in their past four games means they are slowing down), they are second last in goals allowed, a complete role reversal of previous Flames teams that have made the playoffs.  Kipper has been average at best and is not close to his vezina form in recent years.  Hopefully the veteran presence of Curtis Joseph will help get Miikka back to his winning ways.  As Flames fans watch tonight’s big divisional game against the Wild they only hope they see a change, and a complete game, something Flames fans have not seen in quite some time.

Cujo Seeing Flames

Posted in Calgary Flames, Cujo, Hockey, NHL with tags , , , on January 14, 2008 by flamesfan77

It is now official! The flames have a new back-up after signing Curtis Joseph for a one year, 1.5 million dollar contract. He will meet with the team on Wednesday and the only question left is how many games will he play?

Cujo Decides Today

Posted in Calgary Flames, Cujo, Hockey, Mike Keenan, New York Rangers, NHL, San Jose Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs with tags , , , , , , on January 14, 2008 by flamesfan77

As reported, today Curtis Joseph will make his decision on what team he will join.  It appears that the San Jose Sharks have dropped out of the running, while the New York Rangers have replaced them as the second most likely team, behind the Calgary Flames.  It is believed the Toronto Maple Leafs still have an outside shot as well.  The Rangers need a mentor in a sense for Henrik Lundqvist as their backup is a journeyman netminder in Stephen Valiquette.  Calgary would be the logical sense for his family as it is a wonderful city, but can Curtis deal with Iron Mike Keenan for another season?

Cujo Coming to Calgary?!?!

Posted in Calgary Flames, Cujo, Hockey, miikka kiprusoff, Mike Keenan, San Jose Sharks with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2008 by flamesfan77

There has been speculation that Curtis Joseph has narrowed down his short list to two teams, the Calgary Flames, and the San Jose Sharks.  Both of these options make sense as they have starting goalies who have the bulk of the load, and un-proven back ups who are not ready to play in the show yet.  Kipper has been overworked all year, which I believe is why he has not been in his previous Vezina winning form.  That being said, Keenan has traded Cujo and he is a hard coach to play for as a goaltender (King of the Yank).  As a Flames fan I would love to have him fill the void of noodles (who we should never have gotten rid of in the first place).  As bad as Jamie Mclennan was, he was a good influence in the dressing room and at practice for Kipper and I think Mr. Joseph could do the same.  Hopefully I can soon welcome Curtis to the true hockey city in Alberta. 😉