Comment of the Week Winner #2 and #3

Kent Wilson
November 15 2010 10:01AM

 

Phew. The last couple of weeks have been tough on Flames fans and the resulting discussions and veritable essays in the comment sections made it even tougher to pick COTW winners.

Winner #2 is PrarieStew for this contribution after the loss in Detroit:

...Stanley Cup winners usually have 5 guys that make up the identity of a team and it usually consists of a goalie, one or two defenseman, a dominant centre and a clutch goal scorer. More often than not all of those guys are under 30. Definitely all of them need to be in the top 10 at their position in order to win a cup.

The problem that we have is that the key group has not evolved as it should. Expectation that Iginla can be dominant force and Langkow a top 10 two way centre past their 33rd birthday is not realistic. There is no one to pass the torch to. Bourque will never be Iggy, Bouwmeester has been a disappointment, Stajan might have a decent career but he is not the same as Langkow. So while this group was very close ( although they lost in the first round 4 years in a row, they were contenders annually), the depressing thing is that it can be argued that those coming behind : Bourque, Gio, Bouw, Stajan aren't as good as the not quite ready for retirement group; and behind them is a veritable death valley of prospects.

Winner #3 is Tach for tying together the Brett Sutter situation with the managerial decisions of his father:

Distrurbing revelations for this evening:

Adrian Aucoin's cap hit is $2 million.

Steve Staios's cap hit is $2.7 million.

Darryl Sutter managed to find one player that makes me miss Adrian Aucoin.

And we gave up a player AND a draft pick to get him.

Maybe this was mentioned by the cabbie that Darryl's kid punched.

Once again, great stuff from everyone recently (even though we're all kind of on edge at this point). Thanks to all the contributors that continue to make this contest so difficult to judge (and therefore worthwhile).

PS - Tach, please email me for prize info.

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#1 Gange
November 15 2010, 10:15AM
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Congrats guys.

I agree with both of those comments.

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#2 Tach
November 15 2010, 10:36AM
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Hard to find comedy coming out of this stretch, but as long as Staios is around I suppose we can keep flogging that horse.

Cheers guys! Kudos to all the writers here for providing this terrific forum and all the commenters for keeping it lively.

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#3 CitizenFlame
November 15 2010, 12:46PM
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Nice work Gents. Good comments by all, keep them coming.

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#4 44stampede
November 15 2010, 08:07PM
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As far as the season goes so far, this forum is a bright spot that I enjoy checking almost daily. Thanks to all writers and pretty much all who comment.

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#5 GermanFlame
November 15 2010, 11:39PM
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@44stampede

Agreed, I get quite a chuckle out of some of the writers and all the people who comment

And I remember laughing when I read Tach's comment the first time, and thinking to myself ' Oh man, How true is that Statement'

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