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I don’t often comment on sports here, but as a lifelong fan of the Calgary Flames, today is a happy day indeed. Mike Keenan’s tenure in Calgary was about two years too long, but all I can say to the powers that be in Flame-land is…



(Actually, I could say a lot more… Like, why did you ever hire this guy? What were you thinking?  I knew this was a bad move right from the start… Nah,  I’ll just stick with thank you).

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  1. jc #

    are they going to hire Marc Crawford now?

    May 22, 2009
  2. Gil #

    What a relief!! Our two year exile is over. Here’s hoping Sutter can show a little more imagination with his next choice. And no I seriously hope it’s not Crawford. Two months of listening to him squeak into the microphone for CBC has convinced me that he hasn’t got a clue.

    May 23, 2009
  3. jc #

    “squeak” is right. I guess they had a choice between Mike Tyson or Marc Crawford so they went with Marc.

    May 23, 2009
  4. Nick #

    They need a good level-headed guy to run that bench. Where’s Theo Fleury these days?

    May 23, 2009
    • Ha! “Level-headed”—that’s Theo, all right!

      (I think he’s got some concrete business or something north of Calgary now.)

      May 24, 2009
  5. Dave Chow #

    Now that Risebrough is done from Minnesota, perhaps he’s available? Hey, at least he’s had a cup with Calgary!

    May 24, 2009
  6. Gil #

    I think they should go for Jacques Lemaire – maybe he can show this team how to play defense again.

    May 25, 2009
    • Yes, they definitely do need defensive help. I’m not sure I could stay awake with Lemaire at the helm…

      May 25, 2009
  7. There goes their chance to make the playoffs, have fun trying to figure out what to do as they miss playoffs with out Iron Mike…

    Marc Crawford, here he comes!!!!!

    May 26, 2009
  8. renita #

    Ryan, do you remember who said this?

    “Ironically, in our obsession with the lives of celebrities (real human beings), we reduce them to commodities that can be bought, sold, manipulated, distorted, etc. We worship [or vilify] human beings, and in so doing we reduce them to something far less than human.”

    May 26, 2009
    • I have no recollection of who said that (although it sounds pretty crazy!) 🙂

      Incidentally, there is no manipulation or distortion going on with my comments about Keenan, nor (certainly!) is there any celebrity worship. His record speaks for itself. I am happy to affirm Mike Keenan’s full and glorious humanity… just not his coaching ability!

      May 26, 2009
  9. HOOORAAAHHH for Marc Crawford in Calgary… or better yet Pierre Mcgvuire. (or how ever you spell his goofy name)

    May 26, 2009
    • Nope, I’m happy to say that it seems there will be no Crawford or McGuire. Sutter says that his top three options are already under contract and if he can’t get them he’ll coach himself. Hooray! I’m not sure I could have stayed a Flames fan with Keenan and McGuire back to back…

      May 26, 2009
  10. I believe you live in a place that claims: “we are all canucks!” join us leave the dark side behind.

    May 26, 2009
    • We may all be canucks, but we certainly don’t all like the Canucks. Rumour has it that some among “us” even find our loathing of the “big C” version intensifying with proximity… 🙂

      May 26, 2009
  11. lol well apparently i am moving closer… you might be forced to endure some games with me!

    (thats right I started the sentence with LOL)

    May 27, 2009

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