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Old 07-10-2018, 09:43 PM   #141
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Seemed to all but say he's going to work for Rogers on TV for the Flames (IMO). Mentioned that the "haters" would be seeing and hearing more from him and he would be covering the Flames.

And to his credit, his mention of the importance of newspapers and reporting was spot on and while I don't always enjoy what he has to say I wholeheartedly agree with him on the importance of knowing where your news is coming from these days.
At least with Francis, you knew where his news was coming from... Ken King and Gary Bettman.

How will we now be regularly reminded of the Flames inevitable move to Quebec or Kansas City?
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:48 PM   #142
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Francis is so disingenuous. Heard him talking on the Fan the other day - Wills asked him about arena stuff. He just outright lied in misrepresenting the views of the Chair of the committee, Councillor Davison. He is cheering for things to fail out of some desire to be the one able to say "I told you so" or something like that. I wish he'd just go away.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:18 PM   #143
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Francis is so disingenuous. Heard him talking on the Fan the other day - Wills asked him about arena stuff. He just outright lied in misrepresenting the views of the Chair of the committee, Councillor Davison. He is cheering for things to fail out of some desire to be the one able to say "I told you so" or something like that. I wish he'd just go away.
That is a pretty jaded view from you. Someone who usually is quite even keel.
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:08 AM   #144
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That is a pretty jaded view from you. Someone who usually is quite even keel.
Which makes his comments very telling, no?
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Maybe it’s because he’s the only person who’s ever blocked me on twitter (for no apparent reason). Not really. In all seriousness, his comment on the radio on the arena committee had my blood boiling. I loathe that kind of dishonesty in service of some agenda.
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Francis is so disingenuous. Heard him talking on the Fan the other day - Wills asked him about arena stuff. He just outright lied in misrepresenting the views of the Chair of the committee, Councillor Davison. He is cheering for things to fail out of some desire to be the one able to say "I told you so" or something like that. I wish he'd just go away.
What was the lie he was misrepresenting?
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Old 07-11-2018, 01:54 PM   #147
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i thought francis was pro-arena deal
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:24 PM   #148
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What was the lie he was misrepresenting?
There were several things - including the wat he framed the whole excercise as hopeless and nothing has changed, but more specifically, for example, he spuriously suggested that Committee Chair Jeff Davison is locked into a position that the City must receive a “dollar for dollar” return for public participation (and therefore the thing is DOA). This is simply not true, he has been completely open ended on what the new deal could and should be.
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i thought francis was pro-arena deal
I think he was, but also predicted the Flames would move because the deal fell apart.
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Old 07-11-2018, 02:40 PM   #150
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There were several things - including the wat he framed the whole excercise as hopeless and nothing has changed, but more specifically, for example, he spuriously suggested that Committee Chair Jeff Davison is locked into a position that the City must receive a “dollar for dollar” return for public participation (and therefore the thing is DOA). This is simply not true, he has been completely open ended on what the new deal could and should be.
Thanks - I appreciate that. I can safely and comfortably advise there are many mistruths, halftruths and untruths out there...

I am actually much more confident something will get done now, however.
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Thanks - I appreciate that. I can safely and comfortably advise there are many mistruths, halftruths and untruths out there...

I am actually much more confident something will get done now, however.
I am optimistic too.
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To bad he joined Sportsnet on a full-time basis. His analysis tonight was incredible.

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:40 PM   #153
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His assertion that Mike Smith is the best puckhandling goalie of all time was funny. I’d put Brodeur, Hextall, Turco and Osgood ahead of Smith, maybe more.
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His assertion that Mike Smith is the best puckhandling goalie of all time was funny. I’d put Brodeur, Hextall, Turco and Osgood ahead of Smith, maybe more.
Hrudey has said the same thing FWIW.
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His assertion that Mike Smith is the best puckhandling goalie of all time was funny. I’d put Brodeur, Hextall, Turco and Osgood ahead of Smith, maybe more.


Brodeur or Turco there’s an argument to be made but Smith is much better than Osgood and Hextall.
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I think it's a judgement call personally, but I can see it, that shot he made at the all-star game was insane.

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Old 01-10-2019, 07:16 AM   #157
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His assertion that Mike Smith is the best puckhandling goalie of all time was funny. I’d put Brodeur, Hextall, Turco and Osgood ahead of Smith, maybe more.
It has to be close. He’s very strong with the puck.

I’d say he’s better than Brodeur too, and Marty is my all time favourite player.
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:26 AM   #158
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I think Smith's ability with the puck is one of the main reasons they really want to get him going. His ability can completely disrupt other teams game play strategy. Ie dump and chase doesn't work
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Old 01-10-2019, 09:29 AM   #159
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Flames love his (Smith's) play with the puck and want Rittich learning from him so he can play it more too.

Wish I could find where I read that, but I'm 100% sure its out there.

So people who hate when Rittich handles the puck, I have bad news for you.
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Flames love his (Smith's) play with the puck and want Rittich learning from him so he can play it more too.

Wish I could find where I read that, but I'm 100% sure its out there.

So people who hate when Rittich handles the puck, I have bad news for you.
If Rittich can be as good, that's great. Right now he's a bit betwixt and between. He's good at controlling it, and he's confidently firing it up ice like Smith. But he's overconfident in his accuracy and strength.

I think Smith's up ice passing is first rate. But even better is his ability to stop a hard dump in even when it's circling the end boards up high.
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