Article by FlamesNation.ca
It was September 5th of 2013, and your Calgary Flames had just hired Brian “Brian” Burke as their shiny, new President of Hockey Operations and “not General Manager”. The move at the time seemed to draw a line down the middle that divided the Cowtown faithful in reference their confidence in the new hire and, more importantly, the future success of their beloved franchise.
It was obvious to everyone when then GM Jay Feaster shipped Jarome Iginla and Jay Bouwmeester to new return addresses in the lockout shortened 2013 season that a new era was being ushered in at the Scotiabank Saddledome; a period of rebirth many felt was long overdue. In short, a rebuild. If you’re reading this, you already knew that.
Brian Burke, one way or another, became emblematic of the Calgary rebuild, but only in the sense that this accepted 3-4 year process of planned upheaval was suddenly in peril, given Burke’s spirit of competition and also more tellingly, all the troubling things he’d say whenever he would open his mouth….. Read More
The Flames will honor Joe Nieuwendyk tonight at the Saddle dome. Who will be in attendance and what is your favorite memory of Joe in a Flames jersey?
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The first game didn’t go as planned but did you see any good things in his game? He is only 22 btw..
With the Flames in a rebuild mode this year’s trade deadline is as important as last years… well not as big of names moving but it’s still important. Who do you guys think will be moved and for what? Here is a few predictions I found online.
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This article compares him to some pretty good young players. He is small, so here’s hoping Burke doesn’t pass him by. It’s nice, as a Flames fan, to be optimistic about the future. What do you guys think about Johnny Hockey?
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Shane O’Brien was a waived and sent to AHL a few weeks ago. He says his “demotion has rekindled his passion and he feels he has a lot to offer still.” I wish all pros acted like this. Good luck Mr O’Brien. I hope you catch on in the NHL again. See story here
Reto Berra is a pretty funny guy. It’s nice to see the guys have fun.
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Flames sign the small offensive Dman. What are your thoughts? I think he has played well enough to deserve this contract. Is he truculent enough for Burke is the question.
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”I’ve just seen the guy who’s going to be – 10 years from now – he’s going to be talked about as the best player in this draft.” said former Flames GM, Jay Feaster
‘He’s Joe Nieuwendyk.’ according to Weisbrod (also let go as a package, with Feaster)
Looks like going off the map was a “bit” of a bust. Therefore, the price was paid by the two guys that publicly wore the decision to do so.
Will Jankowski make the Flames in the next 10 years, what do you think?