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Time to gut the Flames?

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08:18 AM ET 03.06 | The Flames are already starting to scramble, leading to a good deal of trade speculation. Every day the Flames remain outside the playoff picture between now and the April 3 NHL trade deadline, those rumours -- some making sense and some outright fantasy -- will become louder. After all, with an aging team that includes a pending unrestricted free-agent in star captain Jarome Iginla and a goalie in Miikka Kiprusoff with one more year on his contract, the obvious play for the Flames is to sell like a stock broker watching the market crash. "They've been talking about it for three years," forward Alex Tanguay said of the rumour-mongers across the hockey world insisting it's time to gut the Flames.

Calgary Sun

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March 6, 2013  08:49 AM ET

Hartley's comments said it all last night when he said:

"Winning games should be the only priority on our list, right now," head coach Bob Hartley said. "Whoever plays goal, whoever plays centre, whoever sings the national anthem, it's not a priority for me, right now.

So its simple win games and stop worrying about who is singing the national anthem. After that it gets even easier. First team to offer a 1st round pick a top prospect gets Iginla and first team to offer a stick of gum and some rolaids get Mikka.

March 6, 2013  08:59 AM ET
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"They've been talking about it for three years," forward Alex Tanguay said of the rumour-mongers across the hockey world insisting it's time to gut the Flames.And if your team's management had a clue, they would've done it three years ago, rather than signing guys like you.

I'm a Flames fan and couldn't agree more.

March 6, 2013  10:15 AM ET

wasn't it time like 5 years ago?

March 6, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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I'm a Flames fan and couldn't agree more.

great name for a flames fan.

March 6, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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"They've been talking about it for three years," forward Alex Tanguay said of the rumour-mongers across the hockey world insisting it's time to gut the Flames.

And if your team's management had a clue, they would've done it three years ago, rather than signing guys like you.

I thought they did.

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March 6, 2013  10:27 AM ET
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I thought they did.

Concur.

Seems like they brought in a Tier II Jr A team...

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March 6, 2013  10:45 AM ET
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Talking about Komisarek or Connolly ??Tweak.

Tim 'the Tin Man' Connolly!

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March 6, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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At least we aren't playing them.

But you're still paying them.

March 6, 2013  11:41 AM ET
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But you're still paying them.

I see your ID pic indicates being a Flyers fan? Then you guys will be paying Bryz-bustov years from now, so don't chime in too much on ridiculous contracts.

March 6, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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I see your ID pic indicates being a Flyers fan? Then you guys will be paying Bryz-bustov years from now, so don't chime in too much on ridiculous contracts.

If you think I'm a Flyers fan you should come around here more often. :-)

And the LEAFS SUCK

March 6, 2013  12:01 PM ET
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I see your ID pic indicates being a Flyers fan? Then you guys will be paying Bryz-bustov years from now, so don't chime in too much on ridiculous contracts.

you shouldn't assume...

 
March 6, 2013  12:04 PM ET

Sorry, Calgary Sun but, the Flames are already gutted. And ... the cupboards are nearly empty.

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