The 2002 NHL Entry Draft – 10 years later

April 20th, 2012 by Andrew

Next up for Flames fans to look forward to – is the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh.  Selecting 14th overall, it’s a chance for Calgary to add another much needed prospect to the stable, and if a repeat of 2011′s Sven Baertschi is in the cards, the Flames would take it in a heartbeat. [...]

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Curtis Glencross – True Value

March 7th, 2012 by Andrew

To many, this article may just be stating the obvious.  To me, it’s proof of how far I have come on Curtis Glencross. I believe in the guy.  I’m impressed by how far he’s come.  I’m impressed by the tools, the production, and more than anything, the consistency. Am I a huge Curtis Glencross fan?  [...]

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Mikael Backlund – So long? Or long term?

February 8th, 2012 by Andrew

In the Darryl Sutter era – young players and prospects were generally dealt with in the exact same, unfortunate manner.  You were valued, if not overvalued – to a point.  Step 1) A player was drafted, and then instantly overvalued by the organization.  Step 2) Said player, regardless of projection, was not given a decent chance [...]

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Alfie = Iggy

January 30th, 2012 by Andrew

Meet Daniel Alfredsson. Ever heard of him?  Yeah.  He plays in Ottawa, our nations capital.  Yes, they have a team.  They’ve actually had some pretty good teams over the years, and some bad ones as well.  This season you ask? Well, believe it or not, they’re in a dogfight for home-ice advantage. As for this [...]

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Bronze Medal Gameday – Canada – Finland

January 5th, 2012 by Andrew

So here we go:  Question number one – does Bronze matter? Some say no.  I say Yes.  The players say Yes. For a long time – We’ve been “Gold or bust” as a hockey nation, and rightly so – 10 consecutive appearances in the gold medal game will do that to you.  But this year, [...]

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Russia 6 – Canada 5 – Where do we start?

January 3rd, 2012 by Andrew

Andrew Walker is the host of Team Canada’s World Junior Hockey Coverage on the Sportsnet Radio Network. ———————– The short of it:  For the first time in 11 years, Canada won’t play for Gold at the World Junior Hockey Championships.  a 6-5 loss to Russia in Tuesday night’s Semi-Final. The long of it:  Where can [...]

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Andrew Walker is the host of the 2012 World Junior Coverage on the Sportsnet Radio Network – Follow on twitter: @fan960walker. —————- Here we go.  If the rest of the country is anything like me, the butterflies are already starting to flap in the stomach.  It’s semi-final Tuesday here in Calgary at the Scotiabank Saddledome, [...]

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Canada 3 U.S. 2 – Bring on the Semifinal

December 31st, 2011 by Andrew

Andrew Walker is the host of Team Canada’s coverage of the 2012 World Junior’s on the Sportsnet Radio Network. You can follow @fan960walker for updates on twitter. It’s all over, a perfect 4-0 record for Canada, as they dominate Pool B in the round robin, and will head into Tuesdays semifinal unbeaten after a 3-2 [...]

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“It’s about hatred” – That was the line from Dougie Hamilton this morning as Canada gets set to take on the United States tonight at Rexall Place in Edmonton. Heading in to the World Juniors, the U.S had as good a chance as anyone to claim Gold, but back to back losses to Finland and [...]

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It was merely a formality – Team Canada romped to another easy win Thursday night in Edmonton, this time 10-2 over an overmatched, albeit game, Danish squad to move to 3-0 at the 2012 World Juniors.  Now, finally, it feels like the real tournament is about to begin, as it sets up Canada’s epic annual [...]

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