Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/18/06 at 01:45 PM ET
So here we are on the cusp of another playoff run by the Calgary Flames, and all of Canada (and even a few pockets of hockey fans in the US) is singing the praises of the tough-as-nails Flames; the darlings of "old school" hockey; that team that makes you pay for every inch of ice; especially should you happen to want an inch or two inside the Calgary blue line. Meanwhile, this same group quietly celebrates the inability of the Minnesota Wild, that boring, defensive-minded, trapping, collection of robots manipulated by Jacques Lemaire; the coach that is often cited as the poster child for the ruination of hockey. Minnesota, they say, is proof positive that the old way is a thing of the past in the new NHL; and they couldn't be happier for it. Funny, but as the season comes to a close there are a couple of trends that make the two teams eerily similar.continued
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