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7 Questions of Interest and Intrigue! (As Named by the Esteemed Kent)

The first true guest episode blog here is by Hit The Post’s walkinvisible. A lady with lots of Gio love, she’s definitely worth a read and regular visit at her place.

1.) Starting with the draft last year, and given what we knew at the time, would you have traded for Bouwmeester’s rights and signed him?

anybody who ever pays attention to hitthepost.ca knows that i can’t effin’ stand jordan leopold.  not to say he wasn’t good back in the day but now he’s a step behind and a total liability.  i had no problems with sutter picking him up on deadline day one year ago (we were bleeding defencemen and we got leopold for the proverbial sack of pucks —-i should say for ryan wilson, but we all know that a good prospect will never amount to anything here in calgary), and i had even less trouble with sutter sending him on to florida for the rights to an elite defenseman.  signing JayBouw was obviously a no-brainer and his contract seemed (at the time) decent value.

2.) How would you have drafted? Would you trade down so you could sign Brent Sutter? Or would you stick at the higher position and draft Schroeder?
i honestly believe brent was brought in to sort out dion, and thus i think darryl was doing the right thing.  WAY too early to tell on returns from 2009 but i really don’t think i would’ve picked up yet another effing defenseman.

3.) Would you have targeted anyone else in the offseason, or attempted to trade anyone else in the offseason?
dan boyle. anze kopitar. grant clitsome.  oh, you’re being SERIOUS ?  uh, i was pretty happy with freddan getting picked up and prust coming back, and i honestly believe daz did well in dumping the vandermeer/primeau deals [y’know, the contracts that he penned].  i probably would’ve gotten out of the olli deal earlier, if possible, and brought in a bonafide goalscorer. y’know, no biggie.

4.) Would you still make the Phaneuf trade? If no, would you trade him for something else? Would you trade him earlier or later or in the season?
100% i would have made the trade.  i would’ve preferred to trade him for boyle, kopitar, or clitsome (clitsome+, +, +) but, again, i presume you’re being serious….. market value on dion could not have been great, i presume he asked for a trade, and the team was on a 9 game losing streak…. ie: i like ian white, i’ve always liked stajan, and hagman is serviceable.  hell, i’d keep mayers on too if he took a pay cut.  if he was honestly happy in calgary and we spent those 9 games at 5-4, i would have held onto him till season’s end and dealt him before his NTC kicked in.

5.) If the Flames had a 9 game losing streak, what ritual would you perform to regain the favor of the hockey gods?
it would involve bertuzzi, goats, and lots and lots of blood.

6.) Two more left: Would you have been a buyer or seller at the trade deadline this year (given that the performance up til that point was exactly the same)?
seller.  carolina looks exciting for next year:  lots of room, lots of picks, and lots of UFA ‘canes in playoff cities….

7.) What is the best sort of puppy?
a cat that can do tricks.

(Editor’s note: kittens become cats and are clearly inferior to dogs and puppies. While I agree with walkinvisible on many points, she is clearly in the wrong here)

  1. March 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    weird headline. interesting, but weird… 😉

  2. March 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    also ? persian cats look funny. and persian cats that eat treats off of toothpicks like they’re at a cocktail party ARE funny….

    i said cocktail.

    • Justin Azevedo
      March 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

      Great. Now you made me think about cocktails in ways that…are not exactly plesant.

      And at this point, I would not object to Mayers coming back at McG or slightly higher salary.

      • March 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm

        which is significantly less than the 1.3 he’s making right now.

  3. March 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Personally, I think the best puppy would be relatively lean, not too gamy, and with good muscle tone, lending itself to use in soups and stews. Just kidding, I agree with WI on this: The best puppy would be one that can go to the bathroom without my help, doesn’t beg for food and attention ad nauseum, and can regulate its own food intake. Probably a cat.

  4. Arik
    March 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Lemme guess, you also enjoyed the movie PS I Love You and own all the seasons of Sex and the City?

    Cat people. Pffft.

    I love you guys.

  5. March 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    ironically, “pffft” is the sound a cat makes when faced with a puppy.

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