POST GAME: Buried Alive

Vintage Flame
February 01 2013 12:24AM

 

 

So where do we begin with this tonight?

Justin mentioned at the top of the FGD, that the Flames 1-2-1 didn't look too fancy. Well then what does a 1-3-1 record look like?

"Tonight, Calgary will welcome the Colorado Avalanche to the 'Dome. The Avs are on the second game of a back-to-back (losing 3-0 last night to Vancouver in the rainy city), and are currently sporting a depleted roster - meaning that tonight is a great opportunity for the Flames to pick up two points."

Did we mention that the Av's were going to go this one without Ryan O'Reilly, Gabriel Landeskog, Steve Downie, and... uhh.. Oh yeah! Their backup in net!

The Rundown

The first period started as we had all hoped and predicted. Calgary came out skating, looking to take advantage of an Avalanche team that was playing its third game in four nights; while the Flames spent the last four days resting and practicing. (We talkin' about practice? Already)

Keeping the game at a high tempo in order to allow your opponent to run out of gas early is a pretty good game plan as long as you don't commit any bonehead plays and cough up a bad goal. Well that's just what Calgary did, control the play and bide their time while J.S. Giguere made some timely saves to keep his team in it.

As it turned out, at 7:23, Colorado would be the first team to blink when Matt Hunwick had his pass picked off by Jiri Hudler. The new Flame would deliver a nifty pass over to Matt Stajan for the one-timer. However as we all know, Matty Franchise doesn't scor that often, but he did get the shot off fast enough that Giguere had to kick out the rebound back to Hudler, who would then put the sharp angled shot in the back of the net.

Tim Jackman had the chance to double the lead with a little over three minutes left with a fantastic tip off of a Chris Butler shot. The deflection cleanly beat Giguere, but not the post behind him. The missed opportuity would prove costly as the Av's would tie it up at the 19:13 mark after Chris Butler would throw a blind pass right on the stick of John Mitchell; who would beat Kipper with a snap shot on the far side. One both Kipper an Butler would like to have back.

Not dwelling on a late tying goal, the Flames quickly re-established the lead at 1:49 of the second period. Brodie would start the play behind his own net with a quick dish to Stajan. Matty would then hit Hudler with the stretch pass. Then in one of the nicest tic-tac-toe plays we've seen in the Dome, the puck would go from Hudler to Cervenka, back to a trailing Stajan and finally finished off by Hudler. Flames fans were feeling pretty good at that point.

Unfortunately the Av's would answer back 1:41 later, when P.A. Parenteau would lob a backhand towards Kipper that somehow found its way through his pads. A broken play behind the Flames net at 16:58, with Stajan dancing a do-se-do around Cody McLeod results in the puck finding its way to a wide open Mitchell, and then quickly behind Kipper. 3-2 for the refugees.

This time it was the Flames turn to score a late one to tie up the game. Alex Tanguay, still needing just one assist to reach 500, would instead register his 3rd goal of the season. Again, the series was set up by some nice passing, and again it was Hudler making it count when he touched the puck. So at the end of two, we were right back where we started, all tied up. The Flames had the only PP of the period, and it was the first of the game as well. It wasn't overly productive for the team with the 4th best in the league, so we'll just move on.

The third period was the one where the Flames should have really put this one to bed. The Av's should have been gassed and with the four days rest, Calgary should have had a lot left in the tank. Alas, would've, could've, should have... didn't.

It's not like they didn't try, but somebody forgot to tell Giggy that jig was up and it was time to end this thing. Shots from the point weren't finding their way, and Giguere turned away Mikael Backlund when he and the Flames would bring the play in tight as well. In the end, it was the Flames caught off guard when the Avalanche occured with less than three minutes left in the game.

At 17:20, Paul Stastny would score on the power play before Giordano even had the chance to sit down after tripping Matt Duchene. Stealing the puck behind Kipper, he would turn and wrap it around, sliding the puck under Miikka's left pad. Then, at 18:49, Stastny would score again as picks up the puck off a Wideman blocked shot, and fire it past an out of position Kiprusoff. Not Kipper's fault, but it didn't provide an excuse for his performance tonight either. The icing on the cake came at 19:12, with P.A. Parenteau potting his second of the night into the empty net. We won't fault Kipper on that one either.

Why the Flames Lost...

There are a number of reasons why Calgary lost this one. They didn't capitalize on a lot of the chances they got. Yes they scored two incredibly nice highlight reel goals, but that's not what wins hockey games.

An unlucky bounce for Jackman (Sound familiar?) and some missed chances by Backlund. If those go the other way, the Av's cave and are licking their wounds exhausted right now. But, the Flames also took Colorado for granted and the fact that they were facing a struggling team and their back up.

Perhaps the four days off after the win over the Oilers was too long and the team lost that excitement. Maybe it was another game where they did great with the secondary scoring while the top line was no where to be found. Honestly tonight, it was hard to tell who the #1 line was. Another game with no goals from Iginla or Cammalleri. Tanguay got on the board, but it was while on the ice with Hudler.

Then there was Kipper. Needless to say it was not his best effort out there. While I'm not going to blame him for the empty netter, of the other five, he was easily at fault for at least three of them. Kipper has looked shaky to start this season and many of us are getting less vocal about his ability to pull it together sooner rather than later.

Although the buck may stop with Kiprusoff, the blame doesn't;  Chris Butler and Cory Sarich can stand right beside him. Hell, they might as well, cause they were doing a good job of standing around during the game. Honourable mention goes to Dennis Wideman too. While he was generating a lot of chances in the offensive zone, he also generated a few in his own.

Red Warrior

Not much of a stretch to realize that Jiri Hudler was the best on the ice tonight for the home team. He got the ball rolling and then got the team back in the game when they needed it. Jiri is showing a lot of leadership on this line, pulling it together and making it seem like the trio has been playing together for over 20 games, rather than 2. What makes it more impressive is that one guy is a guy who can't speak english (although that's not an issue for Jiri) and has never played in the NHL... and the other guy is Matt Stajan!

He might have this honour for awhile.

Sum It Up

Time is ticking on the Flames and the sand is going to start running quicker and quicker in the hour glass. This was supposed to be an easy two points, but then again nothing is ever easy for this team.

It doesn't get any easier as the Flames get ready for a hellacious month of February, where they face the Canucks, Blues, Kings, Wings... the Stars twice and the Wild three times. Oh to kick it all off, they get the Blackhawks this Saturday.

Hope for the best people.. and maybe say a prayer or two. Unless your prayers include names like Jones or McKinnon, then you just shut up!

See ya Saturday, 8:00 p.m. MST on HNiC.

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Vintage Flame is a Calgary based sports junkie that prefers to call hockey a "religion" rather than an addiction. He believes there are two types of hockey fans. Those who cheer for the Flames, and those who don't understand the sport yet. Follow Vintage_Flame on Twitter
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#51 negrilcowboy
February 01 2013, 11:04AM
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jarome sundinla. iggies opposing d line floating backchecking scheme is growing very old. somewhat you are the captain, sowhat you score goals. last time i checked leaders led and teams with the most goals scored win the game. anyone see cammi, paging mr cammelari

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#52 khlhfs
February 01 2013, 11:09AM
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This Flames team is not as bad as their early record indicates (and this is coming from an oilers fan.) The flames traditionally are slow starters and I'm sure they will get hot within a few weeks.

The most alarming part of this early season for you guys has to be Iginla. I've caught just about every game and have keyed in on Iginla and it's very clear to me that his heart isn't in it. I don't believe that Iginla believes in this flames team which I'm sure is hard to watch.

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#53 @Gingras34
February 01 2013, 11:13AM
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T&A4Flames wrote:

Hey, if Iggy wants to stay, I support that. He has earned the right to decide what he wants to do. However, maybe he needs to be shown the reality as he has likely been sold the kool-aid for so long ie. "we are going to make deals and be competitive." Or my favorite, "I gaurantee we will make the playoffs!"- J Feaster.

Iggy should be able to look at this team and know he isnt winning a Stanley Cup. It doesn't take a whole lot of brain power to realize we aren't better then the Pens, Rangers, Bruins, Etc. of the world. He is staying because he doesn't want to uproot his family. It's a gamble, that obviously he isn't willing to take.

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#54 Quicksilver ballet
February 01 2013, 11:17AM
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Had to laugh. At the start of the game Rob Kerr mentioned that the game against the Avalanche is the closest thing to a free space on a bingo card.

Only thing closer to being that free space on a bingo card must be the Calgary Flames? Is that what he meant saying that?

On a positive note, there's plenty of room for improvement in Calgary, there's like 14 spots (the maximum) the Flames can move up. Enjoy being the free space for the Blackhawks tommorow.

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#55 Subversive
February 01 2013, 11:19AM
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I have a buddy who swears the Flames problem is their weak defence and allowing too many quality chances. I'm trying to tell him that while the Flames are not top of the league defensively, the amount of 'quality chances' they allow is no higher than most teams.

Can anyone link me to data to help me prove this theory?

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#56 Parallex
February 01 2013, 11:21AM
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khlhfs wrote:

This Flames team is not as bad as their early record indicates (and this is coming from an oilers fan.) The flames traditionally are slow starters and I'm sure they will get hot within a few weeks.

The most alarming part of this early season for you guys has to be Iginla. I've caught just about every game and have keyed in on Iginla and it's very clear to me that his heart isn't in it. I don't believe that Iginla believes in this flames team which I'm sure is hard to watch.

Actually no, I'm quite pleased and not alarmed at all with Jarome Iginla's start to the season... sure the goals havn't come yet but he's playing well and he's getting shots unlike prior years where he looked like he was fighting it he just looks unlucky so far.

I'm most alarmed with Kipper. The guy was having issues just covering up pucks, his reaction time looks slow as brown banana's. It's at the point where I want him giving up games to Irving... if he won't give use even average goaltending then they ought to give someone else the opportunity to try to do so. After Kipper I'm also alarmed with Mike Cammalleri... he looks so slow out there.

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#57 Captain Ron
February 01 2013, 11:25AM
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jeremywilhelm wrote:

A nine years ago Cammalleri? When he was a 20 year old AHLer? I doubt we need that.

Go back and re-read his comment. He did say 4 years ago.

A few properly placed periods would have made it easier to read though.

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#59 @Gingras34
February 01 2013, 11:29AM
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Subversive wrote:

I have a buddy who swears the Flames problem is their weak defence and allowing too many quality chances. I'm trying to tell him that while the Flames are not top of the league defensively, the amount of 'quality chances' they allow is no higher than most teams.

Can anyone link me to data to help me prove this theory?

So far this season, the Flames have outshot every team this year, except for the Canucks, to which they tied in shots (36). I believe they have also out chanced their opponents in most if not all of those games aswell.

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#61 @Gingras34
February 01 2013, 11:36AM
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@Vintage Flame

As was the PP goal with 2:40 left in the game. Bad timing to take a penalty but you have to keep the puck out. The wrap around wasn't any better either.

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#62 T&A4Flames
February 01 2013, 11:37AM
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It's quite... interesting reading these blogs and posts from the Oiler game and then on to this one. The Flaming rollercoaster of emotion is in full motion.

This is the 1st year, EVER, that I don't feel angst when the Flames lose. I have asked for a clear path to be shown to the management of this team and at least for now, it's getting clearer.

They may turn it around, so far Hudler, Cervenka & Wideman are providing what they were billed as. Backlund is looking confident and even Stajan is showing up. Tangs is playing like I would expect a vet of his status to play. If Jarome, Cammi & Kipper can get back to their norms, and it all comes together at the same time, we may enjoy Flames PO again this year. I'm just praying that there is no magical hot streak 1 month before the deadline only to be followed by a late season collapse. I'm tired of missed opportunities with this team. Where is the "intelectual honesty?"

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#63 Subversive
February 01 2013, 11:55AM
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@@Gingras34

That's what I said to him, but he's like "Well yeah, but the Flames d-men suck and they allow higher quality chances..."

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#64 loudogYYC
February 01 2013, 11:58AM
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As much as Kipper was bad last night, and that's an understatement cuz I like him, he's in pre season form right now. Give the old guy some time and he'll be pulling off his crazy saves again.

I'm with @T&A4Flames in that it doesn't bother me to see them lose this season. I'm normally in a foul mood for hours when they lose games like this one, but between the Anaheim loss and last night, I'm actually pleased.

These are the Flames true colors, not saying it as the pessimist I can be, but it's just so clear now that they're a flawed team with a few good pieces. Not a good team with a few flaws.

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#67 suba steve
February 01 2013, 12:19PM
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@T&A4Flames

"This is the 1st year, EVER, that I don't feel angst when the Flames lose. I have asked for a clear path to be shown to the management of this team and at least for now, it's getting clearer."

Amen, my feelings exactly.

Kipper will probably pull out of this funk soon, but what if he doesn't. That would make stubornly holding on to your 36yr old goaltender this summer, rather then trading him at max value (when his NTC expired), seem rather foolish. At very least, if he never fully recovers....lotto pick here we come.

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#68 Subversive
February 01 2013, 12:32PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

Who me? I said that? I don't think so.

No, my buddy who I was arguing with this morning. Not sure why I bother.

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#70 schevvy
February 01 2013, 01:03PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

Absolutely. That was the goal I was really kind of referrencing when I said he was fighting the puck in close around the side of his net.

Despite teh havoc in frnt of the net, a goalie has to know where his posts are, and especially know where the puck is.

TEH. Also in 2 other posts: TEH. Well done

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#71 Parallex
February 01 2013, 01:13PM
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@loudogYYC

"Give the old guy some time and he'll be pulling off his crazy saves again."

48 game season... time is the one thing that we can't afford to give him. He needs to wake up or get out of the way.

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#72 loudogYYC
February 01 2013, 01:27PM
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@Parallex

Out of the way for who?

If you think of it, it's a great scenario. He'll take time catching up and the Flames will keep on sliding, he'll find his game and show everyone he's still got it.

Playoff teams will pay big for that if they're looking at a run. It didn't happen last season cuz Kipper was playing out of his mind and was the reason the Flames didn't finish bottom 5.

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#73 T&A4Flames
February 01 2013, 01:43PM
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loudogYYC wrote:

Out of the way for who?

If you think of it, it's a great scenario. He'll take time catching up and the Flames will keep on sliding, he'll find his game and show everyone he's still got it.

Playoff teams will pay big for that if they're looking at a run. It didn't happen last season cuz Kipper was playing out of his mind and was the reason the Flames didn't finish bottom 5.

Yea, that seems ideal to me as well. However, I'm not convinced that Feaster will move him until he knows that he has someone who WILL be able to take over ie. Karri Ramo

I'm sure a team like CHI would love to have Kipper. With only the next 2 years remaining on his contract, that seems ideal for them to make a couple of runs at it and not be locked into a Luongoesque contract.

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#74 Kent Wilson
February 01 2013, 01:50PM
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@khlhfs

The most alarming part of this early season for you guys has to be Iginla. I've caught just about every game and have keyed in on Iginla and it's very clear to me that his heart isn't in it. I don't believe that Iginla believes in this flames team which I'm sure is hard to watch.

Iginla looks better than he did last year for the most part so far. To me anyways.

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#75 Cfan in Vic
February 01 2013, 02:31PM
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A little late to the thread here, but: At least you guys didn't have to stream the game from a Colorado based source! Watching all those stinkers go through Kipper, then listening to the announcers praise the offensive prowess on the play was hard to take. On the 5-hole, back-hand lob: "Parenteau is a goal scorer... because shots go in when he takes them."

Wow. That game was a flaming hot dagger right to my soul.

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#76 Kurt
February 01 2013, 02:37PM
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jeremywilhelm wrote:

Bishop and Bernier are both mediocre goalies. No thank you.

It is amusing that both the Flames and the Oilers are essentially the same type of team now. Good offense, ok defense. Terrible goalies.

Oilers are the same type of team??!? Except they have 5 players better than any single one player on our team (or at least more valuable). FIVE. Who wouldn't take Eberle, Hall, Nugent-Hopkins, Schultz or Yakupov over ANY player on our team. We literally have no player, (maybe not even a package of players) that we could offer to get 1 single one of those players in a trade. They have FIVE. Sobering and sad. But comparing us to the Oilers is laughable.

I'm not sure how you think we are essentially the same team? Maybe at this precise moment in time we are intersecting at a similar place. The difference is that their elevator is slowly accelerating on its way up, and our cord has just broke and our elevator is in free fall. You can't brag about being at the same place at the precise moment the 2 elevators cross paths.

I'm cheering for 0-10-0 in February. Its the only way for Iggy to demand a trade, for Feaster to get off his delusions and start adding some pieces to build around Sven, Backlund and whoever the future holds. This is the ideal season to blow up. Only 48 games of pain. Common Flames, don't screw it up with a false hope fluke hot streak.

#RuinForDruin

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#77 jeremywilhelm
February 01 2013, 02:49PM
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@Kurt

You couldn't have missed the point any more than you clearly did. Bravo.

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#78 Kurt
February 01 2013, 03:00PM
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jeremywilhelm wrote:

You couldn't have missed the point any more than you clearly did. Bravo.

Enlighten me to what you mean? You think our team strength is offence, just like the Oilers? I just don't get the comparison. We suck and have no future, they suck and have a future? Is that the funny comparison?

Sorry not trying to be an a@$, I just don't get what you are saying. Maybe I took it out of context, but I see so many people on here still hoping, cheering and hanging on to this crusty old washed up piece of garbage team (plus the new saviors Hudler, Cervenka and Wideman). Why will we not accept this team is terrible, old and WORST OF ALL... on the decline.

We just look sad when we poke fun at the Oilers. Oooahah. Oilers Suck! Ummm no. I'd trade teams with them 1000 times out of 1000. They don't suck. Its lame to keep saying.

If we just lose 10 more games in a row many more will come over to my side and realize its really no worse to blow up and get 30th than it is to get 9th place, the only difference is one way you get a middling pick, the other way you get a team changing superstar.

#30thPlace

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#79 jeremywilhelm
February 01 2013, 03:04PM
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I won't be able to enlighten you. Because you are very obviously a 5 year old spaz case. So I'm not gonna waste my time.

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#80 Kurt
February 01 2013, 03:30PM
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jeremywilhelm wrote:

I won't be able to enlighten you. Because you are very obviously a 5 year old spaz case. So I'm not gonna waste my time.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh burn. 5 year spaz case.... Got me!

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#81 Drewski
February 01 2013, 03:37PM
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@jeremywilhelm

What a surprise....Jeremy condescending to the rest of the Nation. Give it a rest already

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#82 Ken V.
February 01 2013, 03:39PM
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I don't know if anyone has said this already but here goes..... The game plan that should always be played against a tired team is to punish their defense for the first period by dumping the puck in and finishing checks. Simple, but I think I read we have the lowest amount of hits in the league? This is supposed to be one of the toughest buildings to come into but the point is moot if the players aren't tough to play against. Also not one fight? Indeed it's not that important, but when paired with the lack of hits it simply highlights that there is ZERO passion in this team right now. You should be going in to battle when you play not just spinning away from contact and pushing people around here and there. Lack of any grit is by far the biggest disappointment for me thus far.

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#83 jeremywilhelm
February 01 2013, 03:43PM
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@Drewski

Thumbs up for defending the weak, you're amazing, have a fantastic day!!

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#84 Reidja
February 01 2013, 03:52PM
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Quicksilver ballet wrote:

Had to laugh. At the start of the game Rob Kerr mentioned that the game against the Avalanche is the closest thing to a free space on a bingo card.

Only thing closer to being that free space on a bingo card must be the Calgary Flames? Is that what he meant saying that?

On a positive note, there's plenty of room for improvement in Calgary, there's like 14 spots (the maximum) the Flames can move up. Enjoy being the free space for the Blackhawks tommorow.

Zing... The amount of delusional crap that has come out of Edmonton over the past few years would require a landfill the size of Sherwood Park... Wait...

You guys have to watch Principe for effs sake. Let Rob Kerr have his fun.

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#85 Drewski
February 01 2013, 03:53PM
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@jeremywilhelm

Nah, has nothing to do with defending the weak. Has everything to do with you (over)representing ourself as an authority, and always feeling the need to rip on other posters.

I actually don't agree with Kurt btw

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#86 Oilertown
February 01 2013, 03:53PM
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Listen to Kurt he is very wise and knows what's what. Unfortunately for you guys your GM isn't and doesn't.

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#87 T&A4Flames
February 01 2013, 03:54PM
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jeremywilhelm wrote:

Thumbs up for defending the weak, you're amazing, have a fantastic day!!

Hahahahahahahahahah.......... oh, goodness.

See, this is some the passion & fight that the Flames are currently lacking.

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#88 Oilertown
February 01 2013, 03:58PM
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Also Edmonton third place in west and Dubnyk top 15 goalie and were just getting started. Lololololol.

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#89 jeremywilhelm
February 01 2013, 04:10PM
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@Oilertown

You are the best kind of troll. Too stupid to annoy anyone. Continue on!

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#90 Oilertown
February 01 2013, 04:20PM
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jeremywilhelm wrote:

You are the best kind of troll. Too stupid to annoy anyone. Continue on!

Such grumpy Lames fans today. Don't worry your team will turn it around just enough to finish in 9th give ya guys a little hope and a middling prospect.

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#91 Oilertown
February 01 2013, 04:24PM
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You know its not that bad tankin for 4 yrs ya kinda get used to it and the payoff is huge.

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#92 schevvy
February 01 2013, 04:30PM
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FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

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#94 Kurt
February 01 2013, 04:41PM
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Great... now we have Oiler trolls to deal with as we fight over the deckchairs on the titanic.

I actually have a few Oiler buddies and they admitted they are cheering for us NOT to blow it up. I know their dream scenario is that we get 9th place for eternity. They are cheering for Iggy to get an extension so he can retire here, and for Feaster to keep signing old washed up veterans so we stay mediocre forever.

@Oilertown - I wouldn't get too cocky yet. The Islanders have shown flashes of greatness for 10 years now. Only to sink back into the lottery year after year after year. I'd say you still have a lot more in common with the Islanders than a playoff team.

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#95 Kurt
February 01 2013, 04:47PM
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Vintage Flame wrote:

Okay this should be good...

Tell me, tell us all in fact. What exactly is the payoff, and what makes it huge.

Every year that passes, we hear how Hall, then Eberle, then Nuge, now Yakupov is the final piece of the puzzel to return the Oilers to the glory of yesteryear.

So far the results have been moving up one whole spot, still drafting first overall, and a reality show that is more suited for Comedy Central.

So tell me what this great payoff has been??

And I'm sorry.. did you actually call Dubnyk a top 15 goalie? Oh wait, you did the same thing with Habby, before he became Re-Habby, and Roloson before you realized his body was 60% dust. Lest any of us forget what a brick wall Tommy Salo was.

Not to defend an Oiler troll... But the blow it to the ground rebuild takes time and the suddenly rockets up. Pittsburgh drafted 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd (Fleury, Malkin, Crosby, Staal - in that order). Even with Crosby they got 29th... until they added Staal and got the others to grow up a bit. Then 2 years later they won the cup and have been a powerhouse ever since.

But you are right, the Oil should be laughing. With their netminding they will be lucky to make the playoffs, even with the embarrassment of riches they have up front. Never mind D. Whitney looks like he barely belongs in the NHL, and he is supposed to be a top 2 dman. Like I said, there are a lot more Islanders perpetually rebuilding than there are Penguins. But it seems more likely to work than getting 9th forever IMO. At least its different.

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#96 T&A4Flames
February 01 2013, 04:53PM
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Also Edmonton third place in west and Dubnyk top 15 goalie and were just getting started. Lololololol.

Nowhere to go but down, which, inevitably, will happen. YOu need to look back to just last year.

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#97 T&A4Flames
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You know its not that bad tankin for 4 yrs ya kinda get used to it and the payoff is huge.

Payoff??! What, moving up to 29th???

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#98 suba steve
February 01 2013, 04:55PM
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I, for one, hope the Oiler fans are rewarded for their patience over most of the last...20 plus years (not unlike Flame fans). Their model (and no, I'm not giving them credit for inventing "fail for Nail") is the one I would like to see the Flames follow. I'm hoping it will take a lot less time, and I think it can if it is done correctly and valuable assets are moved before the trade deadline for the right return. Does anyone know for sure when the trade deadline is this year?

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#99 Oilertown
February 01 2013, 04:56PM
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Okay this should be good...

Tell me, tell us all in fact. What exactly is the payoff, and what makes it huge.

Every year that passes, we hear how Hall, then Eberle, then Nuge, now Yakupov is the final piece of the puzzel to return the Oilers to the glory of yesteryear.

So far the results have been moving up one whole spot, still drafting first overall, and a reality show that is more suited for Comedy Central.

So tell me what this great payoff has been??

And I'm sorry.. did you actually call Dubnyk a top 15 goalie? Oh wait, you did the same thing with Habby, before he became Re-Habby, and Roloson before you realized his body was 60% dust. Lest any of us forget what a brick wall Tommy Salo was.

Have a peek at the standings there bub and while your at it take a peep at Dubnyks save percentage and your all stars kippers aside from one bad period against the Sharks Dubnyk has Been lights out. Sorry to burst your bubble but the Lames are a has been team too bad ownership can't see that.

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#100 jeremywilhelm
February 01 2013, 04:58PM
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Can anyone tell we what washed up veterans Feaster has supposedly signed that keeps us running in place? Sarich and Begin? Seriously? A 13th forward and a #6-7 dman, these are the two players keeping the team back from progressing?

That is so incredibly silly that I am actually laughing at the idea that this is actually something people believe.

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