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01-25-2011, 11:51 AM
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Craig Conroy, UPDATE: Clears, Retires, Joins Flames Front Office

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Conroy on waivers
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I really don't understand why this is being done... short of a trade where we need cap space or something, I don't get it. I doubt Conroy wants to be sent down to Abbotsford, and I'd think that management would be content to just keep him around.

The only possible thing I can think of is that ownership wants to save money, since he would get less in the A with his 2-way deal.

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Jay Feaster confirms that the #flames have placed Craig Conroy on waivers. Set to clear tomorrow at 10am.

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Conroy not on the ice for #flames practice. Feaster will not comment prior to tomorrow morning's waiver deadline.

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01-25-2011, 01:12 PM
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I dont think this has anything with saving dollars, maybe Im wrong. Im think Connie wants to play in his last year, he is competitive and didnt bust his hump to prepare for this season sitting on his derierre? Still think he ends back up here if he lands anywhere for a role in the flames, I sure hope. Make a good TSN analysit then some of those people unnamed

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There is some speculation that he may be retiring.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/sports/...551/story.html


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For all we know maybe he asked to go play a few games down in the A. Might be getting bored sitting in the pressbox every game.

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For all we know maybe he asked to go play a few games down in the A. Might be getting bored sitting in the pressbox every game.
you don't have to go on waivers for a conditioning stint... you waive someone so someone else takes them or so you can demote them

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Rumor is that TSN contacted the Flames to see what the cost to aquire Conroy would be.

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Once he calls it a day, I hope he returns to the Flames organization somehow!!

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For all we know maybe he asked to go play a few games down in the A. Might be getting bored sitting in the pressbox every game.
Player/coach Reg... Craig Conroy.

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He's going to Abbotsford...as an assistant coach...I think...

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Rumor is that TSN contacted the Flames to see what the cost to aquire Conroy would be.
^this^ lol

probably just staying with the minor team to get some game action and help our younger guys along. If we lose a center or need another forward for the playoffs ( in the case we make it in ) I bet we see him back up.

This really does look like his last season as a NHL player and hopefully we still see a lot of him for another 14 years.

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Rumor is that TSN contacted the Flames to see what the cost to aquire Conroy would be.
Or, a little closer to home, the new Morning Show Host on the Fan960?

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Or, a little closer to home, the new Morning Show Host on the Fan960?
I think he would fit right in, however he is a little too nice to try and fill Richards shoes.

Best of luck to Conroy, he is one of my all time favorite Flames. A former Flames captain and one of the classiest players you will ever see.

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I think he would fit right in, however he is a little too nice to try and fill Richards shoes.
Nobody can fill Richards' shoes, I'd be all for Connie taking it in another direction.

Let's face it, who would say no to him? All the best information would be handed to him on a silver platter, he'd get every interview he could possibly want and his upbeat attitude would undoubtedly reduce morning road rage across the city.

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Best of luck to Conroy, he is one of my all time favorite Flames. A former Flames captain and one of the classiest players you will ever see.
From what I understand his family likes it here, which will hopefully mean he will still be a noticeable and active member of the community and organization for years to come. It would just suck if it were otherwise.

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Connie would make a great assistant coach imo. You don't find people with that kind of determination and conditioning everyday for the job.

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Connie would make a great assistant coach imo. You don't find people with that kind of determination and conditioning everyday for the job.
I don't think he is tough enough to be a coach, just my opinion though. Yet on the other hand you don't need a hard nosed coach to win.

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I don't think he is tough enough to be a coach, just my opinion though. Yet on the other hand you don't need a hard nosed coach to win.
There is a big difference between your buddy buddy assistant and your hard nosed head coach.

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There is a big difference between your buddy buddy assistant and your hard nosed head coach.
Wasn't Playfair kind of the "good cop" assistant coach, which made the transition to head coach kind of strange? That's what I read at the time anyways. He sure was better than Keenan though.

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I don't think he is tough enough to be a coach, just my opinion though. Yet on the other hand you don't need a hard nosed coach to win.
My point being, while I don't think he has head coach as a label, I think as an assistant coach he could do well.

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He clears waivers as per Dreger.

Is it selfish of me that I'd rather have him clear and retire than go to another team?

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If Conroy is in fact retiring, it would nice of the Flames to dress him for one more game so the fans can say their proper goodbyes.

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If Conroy is in fact retiring, it would nice of the Flames to dress him for one more game so the fans can say their proper goodbyes.
While some may point out, that the Flames are in the middle of an uphill battle and cannot afford to focus on anything than the sportive aspect of the game, this has my full support.

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Conroy may also retire. He will weigh his options and talk to his family. Abbotsford Heat coach Jim Playfair did talk to him about joining.

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