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Weight On Iginla

from Bruce Dowbiggin of the Calgary Herald,

Wednesday, captain Jarome Iginla and the players were back in full penitent mode after the 1-3 road trip. Vowing to up the intensity, they echoed comments made ad nauseum this season and last about getting serious. Vows that evaporate like a spring snow.

Coming from Iginla, there is at least the sense of sincerity in his resolve. In fact, the captain’s shoulders are a little too broad sometimes. As any dim bulb can see, he’s the Flames’ best player and has gone the long mile to make a success of the team. He’s a consummate diplomat with the media and as good with the fans as any player I’ve ever seen. Iggy shows up for games and fights.

That Captain Canada effort has given some players on the team a free pass, however.

Why do it when Jarome pulls the sled?

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Iggy Talks Political Race

from Greg Wyshynski at the AOL Fanhouse,

Iginla was in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday with the Flames, who lost, 3-2, to the Capitals. Playing in a city consumed by U.S. presidential primary politics, I asked Iginla if he had any thoughts about the historic race between Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton—two individuals redefining expectations and inspiring young fans as much as Iginla has. Although he doesn’t have a horse in the race as a Canadian citizen, is he keeping up with the primaries? And what does the first black captain in the NHL think about Obama’s chances to become the first black president in U.S. history?

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Update 2:56pm ET— Comments from Adam Proteau at THN:

I found this column by Washington-based writer Greg Wyshynski fascinating, because it quotes a bona fide NHL star weighing in on a topic considered absolutely radioactive in hockey circles: politics.

That’s right, politics – the ultimate uniting force on the planet today. And a player of Jarome Iginla’s stature actually talked on the record about it.

I’ll give you a moment to return your jaw to its non-slack position.

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Morning Line

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

It was a memorable offensive night for a number of Calgary Flames: Jarome Iginla established a franchise record for goal-scoring…

“I dreamed of being a goal-scorer,” said Iginla. “I’m fortunate — I’ve been in those situations and good things have happened. But as I get older — I’m 30 years old and I can’t believe how fast things have gone — it’s really cool to set the goal-scoring mark, but I want to win a Stanley Cup. Looking back, I want to be part of the second team that brought a Stanley Cup to Calgary. People still tell stories about ‘89. I want to be part of that.”

more on the Flames game last night…

And I am really dragging this morning.  You know that flu bug that is going around, well, I think it hit too close to home for me this morning…

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Flames Plan To Win

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

After tonight’s game against the St. Louis Blues, the Calgary Flames finish with nine of their final 13 on the road. Last year, when they were in the process of putting together one of the worst road records in the NHL (but won 30 times at home, a league high), that would have been a disaster.

This year? Not so much. But the Flames need to make hay in this one final game, especially after divisional rivals, the Vancouver Canucks, won against the Blues on Saturday.

The Flames enter the game one point out of first in the Northwest Division, but only two points out of ninth, which would leave them on the outside of the playoff picture, looking in.

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Go Home

from the Calgary Sun,

There was no tongue-lashing, no screaming, no sticks thrown into the stands before storming off.

Keenan simply told the Flames to return to their digs. The session was over and done before the clock struck 11:30 a.m.

“I feel when we’re here, it’s a privilege to be at the arena. It’s a privilege to play in the NHL. It’s a privilege to coach in the NHL,” Keenan said. “When you’re asked to work for 30 minutes, I want you to work. If you’re not going to work, it’s not really productive to do anything but get off the ice.

“They’re off for the day and they’ll be back tomorrow.”

Players were ordered not to discuss what took place or what was said in the room, which you can bet wasn’t peaches and cream, although one player said it “wasn’t Mike Keenan of 1989”.

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The Goalie Situation In Calgary

from the Calgary Herald,

Kiprusoff’s leash has lost about five links based on Joseph’s efficient play and Kipper’s alleged sloth of late. For both Kiprusoff and goalie coach David Marcoux, this is uncharted territory. How quickly will coach Mike Keenan now pull back on the chain? How much more ice will Cujo see? And how will it play between Kiprusoff’s ears? You’ve just crossed over into the Goalie Controversy.

more and other NHL bits too…

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Goal or Not

The video tells story in last night’s Flames/Coyotes game.

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CuJo’s Career Has Had Many Paths

from the Calgary Herald,

As was the norm in those days, the clunkiest skater on the squad was handed lumpy leather pads, a battered blocker and a tattered trapper, and pointed toward the net.

“I had a passion to score goals,” said Joseph, “but I wanted to be on the team also. So there was a little give and take there.”

Give and take as in Joseph gave up on his dream of being a scorer and took the opening given him. Progress was slow for the neophyte netminder.

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Sutter Has No Plans To Trade Tanguay

from TSN,

With 24 hours to go until the NHL’s trade deadline, the Calgary Flames don’t appear willing to deal away winger Alex Tanguay.

General Manager Darryl Sutter told reporters on Monday afternoon that he is not trading Tanguay and he likes the make up of his team.

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Stars of the Week

Anaheim Ducks right wing Teemu Selanne, Calgary Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur have been named the NHL’s ‘Three Stars’ for the week ending February 24.

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