GDFD No. 65: I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date

Ryan Lambert
March 06 2009 04:33PM

Welcome to the 17th Game Day Fire Drill, for this, Calgary’s 65th game of the season on March 6, 2009.

Funny story.

I go to work today and a friend of mine that used to work for the Hurricanes says, "Oh, Flames/Hurricanes tonight, eh?"

Panic.

I had not written this GDFD yet. Nor had I remembered that the game was even taking place tonight. For some reason I had it in my head that it was tomorrow afternoon, and I was eminently prepared to bang one out while hung over tomorrow morning.

That plan was out the window, obviously.

So I now present to you this hastily thrown-together, ridiculous thing.

Who:

The Calgary Flames (39-19-6 for 84 points. Third in the West, first in the Northwest) and the Carolina Hurricanesn (33-27-5 for 71 points. Tenth in the East, third in the Atlantic)

When:

5 p.m. Mountain time and 7 p.m. Eastern time. All other time zones should look at this funny dog do something funny.

Where:

RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Calgary is 17-11-7 on the road this year, and are rockin' and rollin' with six wins on the trot away from the friendly confines of the Saddledome. The Flyers are a stingy 16-14-4 at home and have won three straight in Raleigh.

What (to hate about the Hurricanes):

Erik Cole—  Former Oiler. Also, his name reminds me vaguely of Cale Hulse, and that's never a good thing, is it?

Eric Staal — I dunno, he just seems like a dink.

Cam Ward — If only because he didn't play a lot at the beginning of the season and screwed my fantasy team right out of the gate.

Jussi Jokinen— A.K.A. The crummy Jokinen. He's good in skills competitions/shootouts. But who cares?

Brandon Sutter  — More like Traitor Sutter. Should stick with your uncle, kid. He knows what's goin' on.

Paul Maurice — Another glasses-wearing coach. Yeah, Professor. We're all very impressed. Go figure out the hypotenuse of a triangle and get back to me.

Why?

Because I completely forgot there was a game tonight. Enjoy the game and let everyone know how stupid I am in the comments section.

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#1 ngthagg
March 06 2009, 04:49PM
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The Borg on Flames Insider is predicting a close game, but I don't know why. I'm expecting we embarrass whatever goalies they put in front of us.

And apparently Mackle is getting the start tonight, which doesn't surprise me at all. Maybe the boys can pull together and get him his first win tonight.

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#2 ngthagg
March 06 2009, 08:05PM
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What a fiasco. Considering our record in the second game of back to backs, April is going to be ugly. We had better clinch the division in march, or we might not make it.

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#3 Kent
March 06 2009, 08:10PM
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Yikes.

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