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Jiri Hudler may miss Flames opener after father's death

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09:19 AM ET 01.20 | Jiri Hudler's return to the Calgary Flames remains up in the air. The Flames don't anticipate the forward, who returned to Czech Republic due to the death of his father, to be in the lineup for Sunday's season opener against the San Jose Sharks. n fact, the team said Saturday night Hudler wasn't even in Calgary. There were reports from the Czech Republic he had departed after Friday's funeral for his father, Jiri Sr.

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January 20, 2013  09:33 AM ET

Ya think???? Oh, sorry, the Toronto Sun.

January 20, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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Ya think???? Oh, sorry, the Toronto Sun.

Agreed. The To***to Sun seems to be having difficulty accepting that some things are more important than hockey.

January 20, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Speaking of death.....

January 20, 2013  10:59 AM ET

guy's gonna miss a bit of time to mourn his father. nothing wrong with that.

January 20, 2013  11:59 AM ET
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Speaking of death.....

36-14 shots on goal. The new kid Brunner was tossed around like a ragdoll.

January 20, 2013  12:15 PM ET
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36-14 shots on goal. The new kid Brunner was tossed around like a ragdoll.

The whole team sucked....they would have gotten beat by the Grand Rapids Griffins. They were an embarrssment

January 20, 2013  12:48 PM ET
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36-14 shots on goal. The new kid Brunner was tossed around like a ragdoll.

I said last year I see similarities between the Wings and the Devils from a few years ago. You keep losing people and it eventually catches up. They will have a few years that they are a fringe playoff team (might even miss a year) but with Holland will get that team headed in the right direction again in the not to distant future.

January 20, 2013  01:39 PM ET

it's just as well that he misses the first game.......he wouldn't be playing his best anyway.....takes time to process a father's passing.

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January 20, 2013  03:56 PM ET
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Losing Lidstrom and his near 30 minutes a nigh is going to be very hard to replace. He covered for a lot of mistakes by his teammates and now that security blanket is gone.

Which is what happened post lock out for the Devils. Stevens retired once the lockout ended and Niedermeyer left to play with his brother. Can't replace HOF'ers

 
January 20, 2013  04:40 PM ET
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Can't replace HOF'ers

True that.

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