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Western Conference Playoff Preview

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Hockey, Iginla, NHL, Stanley Cup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2008 by flamesfan77

Detroit vs Nashville:

Everyone thinks Detroit will run over Nashville, but Detroit has had problems in the playoffs in recent years.  Nashville also has been hot down the stretch.  I predict Detroit, but in 6.

San Jose vs Calgary:

Well you may think I made this choice because I am a homer, but I will give my rationale.  The Flames won the season series 3-1, with victories twice in San Jose.  San Jose has been hot since acquiring Campbell, but Campbell is not a solid playoff performer.  The same could be said about the Sharks as they have struggled in recent years.  Kipper also loves to play well against the team that gave up on him.  I say Calgary in 6.

Minnesota vs Colorado:

This is an even match up, but I think Colorado has been the better team when healthy, which they are(besides season ending injuries).  Minnesota will try and trap, but Sakic and Forsberg will be too much and Colorado will win in 6.

Anaheim vs Dallas:

This should be a great series.  Unless Turco stands on his head Anaheim will be too strong to overcome.  They have been hot since they got their two veterans back, and Gigeure is a great playoff goalie.  Anaheim wins in 6.

McCarty Back in the Red and White

Posted in Calgary Flames, Darren McCarty, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Hockey Fights, NHL, Stanley Cup, trade with tags , , , , , , on February 26, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Darren McCarty has signed a one year contract with his former club the Detroit Red Wings. 

The three time Stanley Cup winner will spend a week or two playing for their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids for a conditioning stint.

He spent two years in Calgary before coming back to Detroit.  He should add some grit and depth to their offense.

Story Here

Darren McCarty back in the NHL?

Posted in Calgary Flames, Darren McCarty, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, NHL with tags , , , , on February 4, 2008 by flamesfan77

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Darren McCarty has begun what appears to be a comeback to get back into the NHL.  He had been playing in the IHL and now has made the move up the the AHL.  He signed a contract with the Grand Rapids Griffins, the farm team of the Detroit Red Wings, one of McCarty’s former teams.  His last NHL experience was with the Calgary Flames, but injuries forced him to miss most of the season.  Hopefully the reason for the comeback isn’t to pay off gambling debts.  Full Story Here.

Sundin’s Fate Decided This Week

Posted in All-star, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Hockey, Mats Sundin, MLSE, NHL, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks with tags , , , , , , , on January 28, 2008 by flamesfan77

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There is a meeting between Mats Sundin, his agent and new Toronto Maple Leafs GM Cliff Fletcher to discuss where the team is headed and what part if any Mats wants.  It is believed the Leafs are hoping the former all-star will be willing to waive his no trade clause in his contract, however he has always said he will stay in Toronto if they are a playoff team.

Detroit, Vancouver and Calgary are all clubs that have expressed interest in him.  But it is more a question of who is Mats interested in joining.  Hopefully the Leafs can get this resolved soon so they can concentrate on a playoff run, something they have not had in some time.

Here is a funny commercial about him from a few years back!