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Old 09-13-2023, 06:48 PM   #81
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Zadrorov (12:30) and Wolf(25:30)

Some great tidbits from Z
  • Don't fly with American Airlines
  • Unfinished Business
  • We're not going to try, we're going to make the playoffs
  • Not going to score 14 goals again this year
  • Waiting for an offer
  • Didn't make the playoffs last year because not everybody bought in
  • Focused on being a good top 4 D on the team, it's a learning process, he's still young and improving
  • Thinks only one guy should be the captain, Backlund is the captain, and has been for the past 2 years
He said he can still score he has a great shot and can find the back of the net his teammates need to find him when he's open.

Huska is great with X and O shouldn't be an issue and guys can have fun comimg to run with him and get to smile.

Amd yeah the no offer came my way so we will see.
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Old 09-13-2023, 06:58 PM   #82
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Agree. We won't get much for Backlund, so just get it done. Hanifin should garner a better return, but it's not going to be earth-shattering at this point.
What if you can get a 2nd or even a 1st at the deadline?
Better to dump him now for nothing? For a team that needs to build it's asset base that seems not smart.

Backlund has always been a pro. How quickly we turn.
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Old 09-13-2023, 07:35 PM   #83
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What if you can get a 2nd or even a 1st at the deadline?

Better to dump him now for nothing? For a team that needs to build it's asset base that seems not smart.



Backlund has always been a pro. How quickly we turn.
I have no issue with waiting for the deadline, but my fear is the team will be sniffing around a playoff spot and therefore we won't deal players that need to be dealt. That and there's no way Backlund gets us a first at any time.

My point was just around the notion of only having players here that want to be here. Backlund has been a consummate pro but if he doesn't know if he wants to remain a flame, then ship him out.
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Old 09-13-2023, 08:38 PM   #84
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No Ruzicka or Vladar either. Maybe he's simply not back in CGY yet, or maybe he doesn't like Golf. He'll have to face the media sooner or later.
I’d bet he’s not looking forward to that. If I were the Flames I would be sheltering him.
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Old 09-13-2023, 08:40 PM   #85
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Funny part of all of the interviews. The impression I get is the one UFA who actually does want to resign hasn’t received an offer. Big Z.

I hope they manage to fit him in somehow.
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Old 09-18-2023, 01:14 PM   #86
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Good interview with Conroy: https://www.sportsnet.ca/960/flames-...ding-and-more/
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Old 09-19-2023, 11:12 AM   #87
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Conroy interview on the Athletic

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Now are we going to give someone a job? No. They’ll have to earn it.

A guy like Pelletier, though, he’s done a really good job. We really believe that he’s going to be on the team, and in my mind, he’d have to have a really poor camp not to be.
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What went into the decision to return largely the same group, minus Tyler Toffoli of course, and take a relatively conservative or patient path through this offseason?

You’re looking at all your options. The one thing that’s tough right now, and you didn’t very much of it, is making big trades and making big moves in the summer.

That’s what happens when the cap only went up $1 million you look at all of the teams that are tight, it makes it tough. A lot of teams can’t do big deals financially …

Now that we’re getting closer to the season, we’ll see how things go at training camp, so there could be more things that happen. Teams weren’t in a rush to make a bunch of trades this summer.

As for me, I really like these players. They’re very good players and they have no issue coming back to Calgary and being a Calgary Flame this year. I also understand, as I said in my first press conference, it’s asset management. We can’t let good players leave for nothing, but we also need to do things that make sense for our organization.
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Conroy has the PR part of being a GM figured out.
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Old 09-19-2023, 11:38 AM   #89
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Conroy has the PR part of being a GM figured out.
Agreed. It will be interesting to see how his refreshingly honest comments are met by actions. Tre talked a good game, too, and eventually that wore thin.
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Video from Media Day. Kylington sighting 12 seconds in!



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Good interview, always fun to listen to Conroy talk. Conroy makes a comment:

"Lots of teams have free agents next year, for some reason the spotlight has been us..."

...I mean, you know the reason, we know the reason. This organization has a history of poor asset management and poor results because of it. We're hoping you fix that Connie!
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Old 09-19-2023, 07:50 PM   #92
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Still no sign of Scorch.
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Video from Media Day. Kylington sighting 12 seconds in!



So, Backlund, Tanev, Huberdeau, Lindholm all with As. Andersson and Weegar with no letters. Guessing Andersson gets the C as the leaked rumours suggest.
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So, Backlund, Tanev, Huberdeau, Lindholm all with As. Andersson and Weegar with no letters. Guessing Andersson gets the C as the leaked rumours suggest.
So once Backs and Lindy are gone slide an A over to Weegs
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https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/article...ma-behind-him/

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“My son decided to come out five weeks early,” he explained of what he had hoped would have been a more magical moment seven months ago.

“The water broke and then we went up to the hospital and they had to do an emergency C-section because my fiancée had an epidural (needle) and then the heart rate went up and down, so they decided to get him out.

“None of it was intended to be that way.

“You can never prepare for that.”

It was mid-February when Levi Lindholm was welcomed by a crew of doctors and nurses at Calgary’s Rockyview General Hospital who whisked him into the Neonatal Intensive Care unit, where he would spend the next 12 days.

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“Usually when I come to the rink I’m pretty focused, and it's easy for me to have that switch turned on and off,” said Lindholm.

“But I think ever since he came it was tough because he was up there at NICU, and my fiancee didn't feel too well.

“So, there were a lot of things going on.

“I wouldn't say that was the reason why I dropped a little bit, but I think it affected me in some sort of way.”

Huska in Penticton: https://www.sportsnet.ca/960/flames-...training-camp/
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Not much talk about Kadri in the offseason. He’s one guy flying under the radar that could have a big impact.
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Honestly showing up to work at all in those circumstances is impressive.

I was pretty useless at work for the first month my baby was born and she was healthy and no issues.

Couldn't imagine having an emergency delivery and a baby in the NICU and going and playing a hockey game 2 days later while my wife and baby are still in the hospital.
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Honestly showing up to work at all in those circumstances is impressive.

I was pretty useless at work for the first month my baby was born and she was healthy and no issues.

Couldn't imagine having an emergency delivery and a baby in the NICU and going and playing a hockey game 2 days later while my wife and baby are still in the hospital.
Between just generally put of the ordinary bad years for a bunch of guys, babies for both Lindholm and Markstrom, Kylington's issues, Huberdeau adjusting slowly, Sutter, and this year being a contract year for so many, predictions of a bounceback year are pretty easy to make.
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Old 09-21-2023, 10:47 AM   #99
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Not much talk about Kadri in the offseason. He’s one guy flying under the radar that could have a big impact.
Let's hope he is proud and gives it all he has. I can accept it if he lost a step, but not if he lost his motivation.
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