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Monday's Hot Coals: Summer Street Hockey For a Good Cause

Tomorrow afternoon, Richard Loat of Canucks Hockey Blog and his crew of good-hearted hockey fans stop off in downtown Calgary to play a game of street hockey on Stephen Avenue and collect donations for the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank through Five Hole For Food, a charitable effort that began last summer which has now become an annual event. After yesterday's game in Winnipeg, FHFF has already collected  19,253 pounds of food, and aims to hit 20,000 before the tour ends in Vancouver on July 9th. 

The game will take place at noon just outside of Flames Central, with the only requirements for participation being a hockey stick and a non-perishable food donation to the Food Bank. You may even get to meet a few of your favourite Flames players (or at the very least, Harvey the Hound), and of course, join Richard and company at Boston PIzza on 17th Avenue for a celebratory post-game brew! 

So if you're free tomorrow or even on your lunch break, head down to Stephen Avenue and play some hockey for a good cause. It should be a beautiful day and hopefully the Flames blogosphere will be well represented! 

Links after the jump. 

In the dead of the night, the San Jose Sharks and the Minnesota Wild completed a blockbuster deal that sent Dany Heatley to Minnesota in exchange for Martin Havlat [Fear the Fin] [Hockey Wilderness]

Gabe Desjardins evaluates the Sharks' off-season moves thus far [Arctic Ice Hockey

More reaction to the Anton Babchuk signing--including the fact that the contract includes a modified NMC, which surprised exactly no one, bringing the number of Flames players with some form of a no-movement clause up to 12 [Flames Nation

According to Jay Feaster, the Flames are "open for business," but, after failing to land Brad Richards, what does that mean, exactly? [Dome Beers

Buffalo Sabres GM Punch Imlach invented a player at the 1974 NHL Entry Draft out of boredom. The story of Taro Tsujimoto [Puck Daddy