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08-25-2009, 07:33 PM
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I never understood how Flames fan can make fun of Edmonton for being cold. Calgary is 2 and a half hours south of us. Yes they get some chinooks but it gets cold there too.
I think it has more to do with the fact that our hockey team sucks rather than which city is more vibrant/attractive.

Just look at Detroit or Philadelphia, two of the nastiest cities in NA, but they don't get black labelled as Detroilet/Filthadelphia because their franchise is successful.

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08-25-2009, 07:38 PM
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i think wayne flemming worked primarily with the defence when he was with the flames. Funny how their defence fell apart when he left.
Wasn't he there last season?

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08-25-2009, 07:52 PM
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Wasn't he there last season?
No, he left before training camp.

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Bucky is a very intelligent tactician.

People here ripping on him don't have a clue.
Based on what? Do you have some kind of secret info because according to the players that were interviewed on thepipelineshow Bucky's system was dump pucks off the glass and then chase it. He finished in last or near last in almost every statistical category in his only head coaching experience.

For the record I don't even mind Bucky because I think he's being employed as the "If I can do it anyone can do it" type coach and will be a guy that the players will be able to talk to. I think he's only going to be used for the motivational side of things.

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08-25-2009, 08:28 PM
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He's the pretty face the girls can swoon over.
Well...I don't know much about Fleming but this comment gave me a chuckle. I frequented more than a few games back when Bucky was behind the bench with the Edmonton Roadrunners. I typically sat right behind the team bench because I was interested in how the coaches ran things and I wanted to hear some of the banter. I'll be damned if Bucky didn't spend a inordinate amount of time (in each game) repeatedly checking out any hot girls that were sitting close by. At one point (approx halfway through the 2nd period IIRC) I remembered saying to my buddy "yeah, okay, those girls look pretty good but shouldn't Bucky be a little more focused on the game"

Good ole Bucky.

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I never understood how Flames fan can make fun of Edmonton for being cold. Calgary is 2 and a half hours south of us. Yes they get some chinooks but it gets cold there too.
didn't they get snow this past June?

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Based on what? Do you have some kind of secret info because according to the players that were interviewed on thepipelineshow Bucky's system was dump pucks off the glass and then chase it. He finished in last or near last in almost every statistical category in his only head coaching experience.

For the record I don't even mind Bucky because I think he's being employed as the "If I can do it anyone can do it" type coach and will be a guy that the players will be able to talk to. I think he's only going to be used for the motivational side of things.
Based on the fact I am an Oiler fan who has listened to him talk and his peers talk of him for years, also references from many sides before and after he was done playing. I guess you heard a couple players on the pipeline show, soo....

You can think what you want, but I know for a fact he is doing a heck of a lot more then throwing high fives around. I will leave it at that, and laugh at the people ignorantly ripping on someone they dont even know what his job consists of.

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Very good technician and good at breaking down the games. Used to be with Hockey Canada.
ahh finally an answer, thank you. Lets hope he can break down games as well as Roger Neilson used to, we need a technician of the game here. Also glad to hear he has been with Hockey Canada.

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Good ole Bucky.
Go wide, Bucky... go wide...

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ahh finally an answer, thank you. Lets hope he can break down games as well as Roger Neilson used to, we need a technician of the game here. Also glad to hear he has been with Hockey Canada.
Billy Moores was supposedly a brilliant hockey tactician.

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Wow this is a suprise. I was expecting Quinn to bring on Rick Lea once again as an assistant as he has in previous coaching jobs.

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08-25-2009, 09:21 PM
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ahh finally an answer, thank you. Lets hope he can break down games as well as Roger Neilson used to, we need a technician of the game here. Also glad to hear he has been with Hockey Canada.
Yeah, he is a smart hockey guy--just doesn't really have all the tools to be a head guy (not hockey-wise but otherwise...if that makes sense lol).

He will be a great addition to the coaching staff Renney and Flemming will be shouldering a lot of the load while Quinn is the talking head in the media. There will be some good one-liners coming out of Quinn that's for sure, just like with MacT so the oilers won't be missing anything there.

The more I think about it, this was a great move for the oilers. Really smart.

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No, he left before training camp.
That's right! Fleming was the coach that was "benched" during a game in the KHL. I had almost forgot about that.

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Wow this is a suprise. I was expecting Quinn to bring on Rick Lea once again as an assistant as he has in previous coaching jobs.
One of the first questions Quinn answered after being hired was whether or not he would look to bring Rick Ley in.

He said no.

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That's right! Fleming was the coach that was "benched" during a game in the KHL. I had almost forgot about that.
Glad you could share your "revelation" with us.

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Kinda thinking what the ****, but this at least doesn't make us worse.

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He will be coming. Book it. Nilsson and someone else moved for picks to make room.
Anyone ever noticed that people who use the phrase "book it" are always wrong?

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Anyone ever noticed that people who use the phrase "book it" are always wrong?
Link?

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Fleming Interview:

http://www.630ched.com/Channels/Reg/...spx?id=1133053

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Link?
c.f. Lowetide's blog, all of last season

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I hear he is um............. connected. You better look both ways before you cross the street.

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I don't know a whole lot about the guy. What are his strength's? Anyone know?
He's got great calves I hear.

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Not sure if someone beat me to it, but his pic on the main Oilers page, Fleming looks like Tom Renney and Brian Mulroney's love child.

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He's got great calves I hear.
He knows his dates too. HAHAHAHAHHA (Inside joke between the two of us)

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He knows his dates too. HAHAHAHAHHA (Inside joke between the two of us)
Haha.

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