Tagged: Nazem Kadri

Out of Town Notebook: Flames’ Rebuild, Leafs’ Mixed Messages, Ovechkin’s Slump and Unfortunate Injuries 0

Out of Town Notebook: Flames’ Rebuild, Leafs’ Mixed Messages, Ovechkin’s Slump and Unfortunate Injuries

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what's happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: Calgary Herald So just how big a project is rebuilding the Calgary Flames? Countless articles and endless minutes of media coverage in Canada over the holidays talked about how Darryl Sutter left this team without the young or tradeable assets necessary to build hope for a better future. The bar is being set incredibly low for Jay Feaster. Basically, if he makes a couple of trades for draft picks at the deadline, columnists will award him...

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Out of Town Notebook: Team Quebec, Kadri and Aulie, and Worst 3rd Jerseys Ever 0

Out of Town Notebook: Team Quebec, Kadri and Aulie, and Worst 3rd Jerseys Ever

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what's happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: Montreal Gazette Rarely under Bob Nicholson’s leadership has Hockey Canada ever courted controversy. This makes their decision to support an international tournament that features a Quebec team all the more puzzling. As Hockey Canada rightly points out, provincial and regional teams regularly play against national teams from other countries. But it’s hard to believe Hockey Canada were naive enough to think this would be just another hockey tournament. The notion of a Team Quebec filled with...

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Out of Town Notebook: Gretzky vs. Lemieux and Early Rookie Chatter 0

Out of Town Notebook: Gretzky vs. Lemieux and Early Rookie Chatter

[Every weekend, Canucks Hockey Blog goes out of town as Tom Wakefield (@tomwakefield88) posts his thoughts on what's happening around the NHL.] Photo credit: Pesonen and the Pens Growing up in the `80s there were two camps: Wayne Gretzky vs. Mario Lemieux. The Great One vs. Mario “Le Magnifique.” To idolize one was to idolize a “great Canadian” – a small-town Ontario boy who grew up playing on a backyard rink. Wayne? He was humble, hardworking and personified brains over brawn. To idolize the other was, at least in my neighbourhood, almost traitorous. Mario? He was arrogant and aloof. He...

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