Flames Press Conference and the Week Ahead

Kent Wilson
April 12 2010 11:16AM

The Calgary Flames will be holding a press conference at 1pm today. Tune into the fan960 for coverage and make sure to head back to FlamesNation for Pat Steinberg's take. There's no indication of what will be announced, although my money is on "excuse making and status quo".

This week will also feature more post-mortems including my take on Brent Sutter and the Flames roster this season, more than one Jarome Iginla post as well as TLP's player grades. Stay tuned!

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#1 RossCreekNation
April 12 2010, 11:46AM
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Interesting days in Alberta...

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#2 jibblescribbits
April 12 2010, 11:49AM
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Don't forget the Ode to the incredible Avalanche.

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#5 mikeH
April 12 2010, 12:12PM
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Nice graphic. We actually used to play a game at poker called "Iraqi Information Minister". Its a little more complex, but the basic gist of the game was that all your cards are dealt face up and then you are expected to bluff. Funny, I never saw Ken King of Darryl at any of those games...

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#6 Domebeers.com
April 12 2010, 12:18PM
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I was out this weekend. I heard Sutter went on the radio, with the Pope, and said 'if we played in the eastern conference'. Is that true? If it is, Darryl needs a swift kick to the testicles.

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#7 jibblescribbits
April 12 2010, 12:23PM
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@Kent Wilson

You are right. My mistake.

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#9 KingJafi
April 12 2010, 01:08PM
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Ding ding ding! Kent wins. K Squared out the box makes excuses for the Daz and Co.

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#11 KingJafi
April 12 2010, 01:14PM
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Hilarious Kent. Apparently the home record and not the lack of scoring is the reason the whole thing went down the pooper. These guys are unbelievable. It must be nice to be a Lightning fan...plus they won in '04. Lol.

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#12 Wittmeier
April 12 2010, 01:15PM
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Darryl's notes for the press conference:

#1 problem: home record. #2 problem: home record.

Not goal scoring, home record. Not underlying stats, home record. Not ________, home record.

Everything else? Shrug your shoulders.

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#14 KingJafi
April 12 2010, 01:27PM
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Adult speak!! Lol!! Shoveling a large load of something!! Lol!! Do these guys really take themselves seriously? And honestly is ownership actually that bright after all? I mean they are actually letting this clown show happen right now. Either that or they have a sick sense of humor and are letting these two justify their actions before their execution.

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#15 B
April 12 2010, 01:33PM
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@Kent Wilson

You must have a crush on Darryl to hate him this much Kent. Obviously jj ;)

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#17 KingJafi
April 12 2010, 01:43PM
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yeah the BS and arrogance of it all just pisses me off...i'm an attorney and i deal with it on a daily basis...honestly he and k squared shouldn't even hold a presser, its not like we're getting anything from this.

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#18 KingJafi
April 12 2010, 01:44PM
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i meant to say that since i deal with it regularly, i prefer not to deal with it when it comes to things related to my personal enjoyment like following the Flames...

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#19 CA Flames Fan
April 12 2010, 01:52PM
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Wow...how delusional is this lot of K2 and DSutt...a handful of really poorly thought out trades.....crappy non-sensical responses....wow..

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#20 Domebeers.com
April 12 2010, 02:11PM
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@Kent Wilson

For reals? Blame the media? I don't know, I expect some more honour out of Darryl. What was the media's +/- this year?

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#22 Robert Cleave
April 12 2010, 02:28PM
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Every single utterance from Darryl Sutter screams "hubris". The end.

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#23 KingJafi
April 12 2010, 02:31PM
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@Robert Cleave

does hubris encompass pride and arrogance, such as an arrogant pride...or is simply pride?

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#24 Robert Cleave
April 12 2010, 02:32PM
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@KingJafi

Both. Extreme arrogance, in fact.

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#25 Darry... i mean, uh, "Flames Fan Freddy"
April 12 2010, 03:41PM
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I throught Darryl was very honest and up front with us today. I am happy we have such an honourable man at our helm. The home record speaks for itself. What leads to a bad home record? The oppressive expectations of the fans and media. How can the team focus at home with this sort of pressure? It shows why they are an elite club- their performance on the road speaks for itself. We need to all take a collective step back and observe Darryl Sutter work his magic behind the scenes. With speedy talent like Matthew (Stajan) and other players who want to play here, we will be one of the 4 new playoff teams next season, mark my words.

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#26 B
April 12 2010, 05:58PM
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@Kent Wilson

Darryl keeps things simple in media skirmishes/press conferences so the media can't blow his words out of proportion. You wouldn't know anything about sensationalism or blowing things out of proportion would you Kent? ;)

I'm not even saying that you should think Darryl is a good GM. But what about the things he said today didn't make sense? Bad home record, no scoring at home, and only three 20 goal scorers when the Flames have the most career 20 goal scorers in the league on their roster.

Try to keep your commentary on Darryl more objective and on topic Kent. You probably won't have as much to write about, every fool might not notice you, but you'll be taken more seriously. Or do you subscribe to the Sean Avery ethos that any attention is good attention?

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#27 flamesfanfreddy
April 12 2010, 06:43PM
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I am surprised that nobody questioned him on his "5 year plan" from 5 years back or, more recently" this seasons lack-of-power-play.

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