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Kent Wilson

  • joined Nov 05, 2008
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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A freelance hockey writer and blogger.

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Flames trade for (and sign) Wideman

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Feel free to stop by FlamesNation and let us know what you thought of him in Washington.

Jets Forwards results at EV-tied

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Robert Cleave combs through the Jets forwards data at EV-tied from last year. Best news is probably the performance of recently re-signed Andrew Ladd.

Alex Burmistrov Interview

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Russian journolist Andrey Osadchenko sat down with Burmistrov recently and talked to him about his rookie season, playing in ATL and moving to Winnipeg.

Caps Looking to Dump Salary?

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I wrote an article today talking about the Capitals need to re-sign Alzner and get under the cap ceiling. It's from a Flames perspective given Calgary's various needs. What would it take to acquire Semin or Alzner from WAS you think?

The Decline of Dany Heatley

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My quantitative investigation of Dany Heatley's time in San Jose as well as a comparison to Martin Havlat

Robert Cleave's Thrashers/Jets team overview

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Flamesnation writer (and Winnipeg native) Robert Cleave combed through ATL's team tied numbers to see just what kind of team the 'peg is getting.

Brooksie reporting Rangers are pursuing Flames Tim Erixon

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Calgary's former first rounder has to be signed by 5pm today or he re-enters the draft.

Trading for Picks? Buyer Beware

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Former SBN writer (and current FN contributor) Robert Cleave wonders why Burke was eager to deal Versteeg for picks.

On Team Building and 4th Lines

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I discuss the penchant for GMs and coaches to go with big and mean over skill on the 4th line in this post. The issue came up in the recent Conroy article here at M&G, so I figured I'd let everyone know.

Iginla analysis (Part 1)

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My first post in a two parter looking at Jarome Iginla

Darryl Sutter Review

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The season's not over, but I could wait no longer...my take on Sutter and whether he should be fired or not.

Kent Chats about the Flames on CBC

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Hey folks. Just wanted to let everyone know I'll be appearing on CBC.ca to chat about the Flames on Tuesday, March 30 at 12:00 (MT). Feel free to drop by and lob maddening questions at me (like bob did the first time 'round).

Flames and Ducks Liveblog

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Just wanted to let everyone know that Jean L and I will be liveblogging the action at Flames Nation this evening. Make sure to swing by and have a laugh (or cry).

the current deal is a terrible one for the city of Abbotsford because it's a bad bet; the city...

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the current deal is a terrible one for the city of Abbotsford because it's a bad bet; the city assumes all of the future risk while the team accrues a huge chunk of the benefits. If the Heat fail to attract fans and garner revenues, the city (meaning, the tax payers of Abbotsford, both hockey fans and non-hockey fans alike) are stuck with the bill.

I get political in my look at the the Flames taking advantage of pubic funds in Abbotsford.

Ryan Howse Continues His Hot Season

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With 5 goals in his last 2 games, Howse now has 46 on the season, good for 3rd in the league behind Jordan Eberle and Kyle Beach - both of whom are older, former first round draft picks.

The Deeper Implications of the Boyd Trade

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A look at the Boyd trade and how it echoes a situation with Mark Giordano back in 2007

Flames Schedule Analysis

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I take a look at Calgary's stretch drive. "Not going to be easy" might be an understatement.

The Staios deal is a mess. Whatever "intangibles" he adds to the roster are likely to fall well...

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The Staios deal is a mess. Whatever "intangibles" he adds to the roster are likely to fall well short of his relatively expensive contract. Unless he regains the sort of on-ice form he showed years ago, Staios is a bad bet to provide value for his contract and is a toxic asset - one which was happily expunged by the rather hapless organization up north. It's a move that smacks of a man either lost in the past or completely out of ideas.

My look at the Steve Staois acquisition.

Calgary Flames sign Rene Bourque to multi-year deal.

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Calgary Flames sign Rene Bourque to multi-year deal.

Jeff Marek Tweets that the Flames have signed Bourque. Details as they come in...

Dallas puts netminder Alex Auld on waivers.

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Dallas puts netminder Alex Auld on waivers.

According to Big Bad Bob. That would solve Calgary's back-up problem, hey folks?

Dustin Boyd's Falling Stock

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Today I look at Dustin Boyd's failing position in the Flames org.

Wahl picked up eight points, scoring two goals and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in four...

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Wahl picked up eight points, scoring two goals and six assists to go with a +4 rating, in four games over the past week, helping the Chiefs post a 4-0 record in that span.

Mitch Wahl has been on fire in the latter half of the season. He's currently 6th in WHL scoring. Look for him in my Flames Top 20 Prospects article for Hockey's Future, to be published this week.

In depth look at Chris Higgins

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over at FN, I take a look at Chris Higgins and why he might turn out to be a very good acquisition.

Backlund was a beast! In his first game back since being reassigned to Abbotsford for the...

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Backlund was a beast! In his first game back since being reassigned to Abbotsford for the Olympics, the Vesteras, Sweden product pumped in his 11th and 12th goals of the season, racked up eight shots on goal and finished with a +2

The Heat report that Backlund is playing well during his return to the minors

My Jokinen Eulogy

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I was tough on Jokinen all year, but the truth is he was kind of put into a position to fail. In this article I trace the reasons Jokinen's time as a Flame was a bit of a disaster.

Changes

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Well folks, some things are changing around these parts. First and foremost, I'll be stepping down as the managing editor of M&G in order to take the same position for Flames Nation. This wasn't a...

Flames Shot differential before and after the recent trades

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I have a thorough look at the Flames recent and past out-shooting efforts over at Flames Nation. Be warned, graphs are involved.

Team Canada, Game 1 versus Norway - Open Thread

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Olympics Game 1 Open Thread

Pre-Break Victory Post-Game - Causes for Optimism

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Flames and Ducks Post-Game analysis. Calgary's win managed to keep them in the play-off picture heading into the Olympic break.

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