Post Game: The Devil Went Down To Newark

bookofloob
April 07 2014 07:41PM

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(The Devil then left because Newark is literally worse than Hell)

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(Azevedo's a bit of a rube and protects his twitter account so I had to take a picture instead of embedding it proper)

I had to admit Justin had me there, and even though Young Guns era games vs. Lemaire's Wild games had been blocked out of my memory, I can concede that those games were most assuredly worse.

Still, this one was drudgingly, Ben Hanowskingly slow and plodding, and it was soooo hard to watch, to the point where I decided I was going to kind of phone this one and only dedicate the amount of time and due analysis you expect from a pro like me that this game deserved.

So with that in mind, read about this game after the jump!

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Your Calgary Flames: What Are They? (Part 2)

bookofloob
April 03 2014 08:53AM

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Picture of the Flames Future Captain Ben Hanowski courtesty of the Associated Press


On Monday, we began a look at the Calgary Flames. A chance to get to know the Calgary Flames. Are they bad? Are they undercover good? If they were stuck on a stranded island and could only bring one book with them, would it affect their PDO? Basically, the heart of the matter is this: is Brian Burke maybe not a crazy person when he says a rebuild can be done by next year when your Calgary Flames are going to vie for a playoff spot?

I know, I know, it sounds crazy, but we took that position in Part 1, and along with some nice evidence to back up the idea that this team is improving, and we all just felt super about that.

But to look only at the good and draw a conclusion means implies that there is no bad, and that's not how we roll at Flames Nation. We've been holed in our underground basement lair all week, and we've come to one key crux of the debate: This team needs more work.

That's not to take away from the great strides made this season, but you don't take the cake out of the oven when it's only half baked unless you're a moron. And you're not a moron, you know this.

So without further adieu, let's introduce some road blocks the team faces ahead, as the fight towards relevance continues upward.

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The Flames Nation Faceoff Period 2 is NOW!

bookofloob
April 02 2014 08:13PM

Here is Part 2 of the Faceoff that was necessitated after the asshole host had his internet connection drop and the whole damn process had to be started over again


Watch as Christian, Taylor, Byron, and myself (and maybe Justin, that tardy bastard) discuss the rise and fall of the Flames empire.

Whatever that means.

If you want to leave your piece (haha, leave your piece), give us a shout on twitter or facebook.

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Your Calgary Flames: What are they? (Part 1)

bookofloob
March 31 2014 08:53AM

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It was September 5th of 2013, and your Calgary Flames had just hired Brian “Brian” Burke as their shiny, new President of Hockey Operations and “not General Manager”. The move at the time seemed to draw a line down the middle that divided the Cowtown faithful in reference their confidence in the new hire and, more importantly, the future success of their beloved franchise.

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Post Game: They Love Us, They Really Love Us

bookofloob
March 26 2014 11:46PM

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The horizon of this 2013-14 Calgary Flames hockey season draws ever near, and, alas, as we've become accustomed to over the past few years, will do so without any flair, any pomp, any drama; it will simply end. And while that may be a familiar tune, the remix is DANK, son. 

Maybe it's a byproduct of playing pressure free hockey to close out another playoff-free season, or maybe this group of plucky, ragtag youngsters are truly much better than anyone ever gave them credit for, but your Calgary Flames, since the stroke of midnight that ushered out the calendar year 2013, have been undeniable. 

There has been a charm surrounding this team, a beacon of fortune among hushed expectations. Their glint, glintier, their resolve, fortified. Watchability? Oh you betcha.

So while scoresheet tonight tells a tale of a 3-2 loss to the Ducks of Anaheim in a mostly meaningless game, the fans recount an unshakable inkling of hope, one echoed by the masses, helpless feelings of empathy and admiration coming from even the fiercest of rivals and critical of commentators. And in the grand scheme of things...okay well as far as tonight goes that means nothing, but ONWARDS...a brighter future awaits. 

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