Well football and hockey do seem to work together in some aspects, reading this about football and hockey in the northern US on a board. Maybe some cross-over training between the Flames and Stamps might be in order :
[i]how do hockey and football work toegether up north?
Hand in Hand. A lot of head hockey coaches are often defensive coordnators on the football team. (Why I am not sure, probably the defensive emphasis coaches have ingrained from hockey) It used to be very true that most hockey players also played football. There was very little "football-basketball" rivalry issues betweeen the two sports. Football was dry land training for hockey, and hockey was toughness, agility, hand-eye training for football.
Teams that had good football programs usually had good hockey programs and vice-versa. Success of basketball and football didn't coorelate as closely (with the exception of very small communities, even then you find a bigger coorelation between wrestling and football.)
If you look at some of the most successful football/hockey schools in MN and ND, the coaches work closely together to build a successful athletic program.
AND most importantly, at my school, Hockey season did not begin until the Football season was over, no exceptions! Coaches wanted to win state in both sports.[/i]
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And then there was Gerry James:
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This picture probably would make Larry Tanenbaum scream to death. :lol: