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Exec: Saddledome flooding won't affect new arena talks

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10:52 AM ET 06.23 | To put in perspective just how perilous it is around the Scotiabank Saddledome, the only way Ken King was able to get near it Saturday was with the help of a John Deere tractor that picked him up in nearby Ramsay. That said, the Flames president is convinced hockey will be played in it this fall. The Zambonis, the video control room, archived footage of the team, most memorabilia, the dressing rooms, kitchens and the media lounge are all destroyed. A frustrating lockout and a recovering economy previously helped delay the Flames plans to launch arena plans, not to mention the rink saga in Edmonton that dragged on forever. However the door is now ajar for open discussion on a $500 or $600 million project that will include requests for government to chip in. "I don't think it affects it at all," King had to say so as not to muddy the waters on the highly-sensitive approach the club has taken on its soon-to-be-unveiled rink plans. "We need to put the building back in service. In the event we started construction of a new building today that's probably a two-and-a-half to three-year process and you couldn't partially put this building back together waiting for that new building. It's germane to that discussion."

Toronto Sun

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June 23, 2013  11:09 AM ET

Feaster was seen crying when he got news about the kitchens.

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June 23, 2013  11:12 AM ET
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Feaster was seen crying when he got news about the kitchens.

He's already applied for aid from the provincial and federal governments and the Calgary Food Trucks.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/05/21/calgary-food-t rucks-best.html

June 23, 2013  11:16 AM ET
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He's already applied for aid from the provincial and federal governments and the Calgary Food Trucks.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2013/05/21/calgary-food-t rucks-best.html

Dammit....

try this

June 23, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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"most memorabilia"

Ouch.

Morning Danny, how's the humidity today? Reach 90% yet?

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June 23, 2013  12:46 PM ET
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Even worse? My A/C broke down...

Man you're going to be sweating like Ford at a press conference.

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June 23, 2013  01:06 PM ET

Go Ape Blackhawks FTW!

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June 23, 2013  02:03 PM ET
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And the Leafs just got Bernier, so I guess Nonis is on effin crack too. Frattin, Scrivens and a second next year or year after

Burkie Lite?

Like I said yesterday, what happened to "The Leafs are set in goal"?

June 23, 2013  02:04 PM ET
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It's hot enough in here that i'm hallucinating. Maybe there's crack in the air.

Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum?

June 23, 2013  02:05 PM ET
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Burkie Lite?Like I said yesterday, what happened to "The Leafs are set in goal"?

Flyers North?

June 23, 2013  02:05 PM ET

Exec: Saddledome flooding won't affect new arena talks

It absolutely should affect talks. How can anyone in good conscience make fans seat in a mold ridden building that's been submerged in waters polluted with who knows what? Only Ducks can play in a Pond.

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June 23, 2013  02:46 PM ET
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Hot enough to boil a monkey's bum?

That's a strange expression, Bruce

 
June 23, 2013  02:54 PM ET
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That's a strange expression, Bruce

Well Bruce, I heard the Prime Minister use it. "It's hot enough to boil a monkey's bum in here, your Majesty," he said and she smiled quietly to herself.

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