Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Scooter Kelly on 07/24/11 at 01:48 PM ET
This should be fun…
Our new Calgary Flames blogger at Kukla’s Korner.
Dear Flaming C Elite:
Welcome to All Things Flaming C! This may be the greatest thing to grace your eyeballs since Jarome Iginla’s movie star smile. Let me introduce myself. My name is Scooter. I have merit as a Flames aficionado being that my family has been Flame’s season ticket holders since the fellas were lacing them up in the 7000 seat Stampede Corral. I have caught one game puck in those 31 years. Rule of thumb regarding being a true fan- you either A) Oscillate and cool off your mobile home, or B) Stand behind your team through thick and thin. I appreciate both said fans, but will concentrate on the latter. I never wavered in my confidence with D-Sutter, and still consider Gary Leeman a 40 goal scorer. Perhaps my love is visually impairing.
The dawn of another exciting time is upon us. That time being, of course, the players getting ready to return to Cowtown. The players were getting a little crazy for the past couple months with 2% milk, rather than skim, and the odd sugar filled mint from the restaurants they so frequently support. But that window of wackiness is closing fast. The days of the athlete rolling up in mid-August to start their cardio regiment are long past. Salary Cap restraints, one-way, two-way contracts and free-agency, has made the nouveau pro athletes tenure tenuous.
The Flames have the luxury of having fiercely loyal fans. That being said, extremely attractive, intelligent and well-manicured as well. The Flames treated the public with a Jekyll and Hyde of sorts last season. Pre-Xmas they had 15 wins, and coincidentally, GM Darryl won his last game Dec 23rd and the team flourished with 25 victories to end up just outta the playoff picture. Has anyone seen the former GM since then??? I still love you and miss your interviews.
Well we won’t go overboard with the pre season hype and I’d like to stress that if you are looking for a statistically charged, fact-based blog, let me direct you to my other one named “Here I Am, Let Me Help You Sleep.” All Things Flaming C is more of an opinion-based, factually sparse, sharing of Flaming-Horse-jersey-loving-crowd. I hope you enjoy.
PS-Stay tuned for plenty of attacks on the Edmonton Oilers. Attacks full of love, I must add
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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.
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