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#241 EmployeeoftheMonth

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

Ray Emery has really grown up. He is nothing like that cocky, irresponsible young man that played for Ottawa and Philly.

He was nothing short of absolutely spectacular.

Emery's a UFA next year Flames fans....looks like he can play goal.


You know what I've noticed it from many players in Chicago. I mean Bolland will always be Boland but guys like Kane and Toews are starting to get out of their own way.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

At first the problem was Darryl Sutter. Just a real bad manager . Still the the building sold out. In comes Jay Fiester , strange, no change in philosophy, no change on the ice, the building is still sold out. The real root of the problem is ownership. From a stand point of icing a winning team. They can afford to keep screwing up, from the hiring of the right GM's to the philosophy. A filled building fills ownerships pockets. That's why they're there, to make a buck.
Look at last years draft. A big fat ZERO. This team isn't getting better it's getting older.

For me the real question is when will fans stop paying and going to watch this mess? I'm no Calgary fan but as a hockey fan one can see a good hockey product isn't the highest of priority's.

Edited by aqua59, 03 February 2013 - 01:47 PM.

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#243 Baercheese

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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:09 PM

Didn't know after 1 year of being drafted you're considered a bust already :frantic:

Anyone that watched the game last night knows the Flames deserved a better fate. The team played exactly the way Hartley wants in his system and it showed effectiveness. A couple posts that could go in would've opened the game right up for Calgary.

Again, Hudler proving he's worth his contract and Cervenka playing well too.
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Edler, Markstrom, Hansen, 2nd round pick 2014 to Islanders for Ryan Strome, 5th overall pick 2014

This is fairly even as well.

 


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Didn't know after 1 year of being drafted you're considered a bust already :frantic:

Anyone that watched the game last night knows the Flames deserved a better fate. The team played exactly the way Hartley wants in his system and it showed effectiveness. A couple posts that could go in would've opened the game right up for Calgary.

Again, Hudler proving he's worth his contract and Cervenka playing well too.


Or if Glencross could figure it out, my god was he ever handcuffed last night.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

A couple posts that could go in would've opened the game right up for Calgary.
Again, Hudler proving he's worth his contract and Cervenka playing well too.


Chicago was making mistakes all over the ice, and most of the bad plays had nothing to do with Calgary. Seabrook lost the puck in his skates so many times in his own zone, and Patrick Kane gave up the puck in the neutral zone with little to no pressure at least four times.

That was easily the worst game I have seen the Hawks play since before their rebuild. If they had showed up like that in Vancouver, the Canucks would have blown them out after period 1. Calgary had the lead, but managed to blow it in less than a minute.

Calgary can't seem to finish plays, they are still offensively anemic. It's nice that Hudler and Cervenka can make fancy passes and such, but it's not corresponding to wins, and it only gets harder on the road when Calgary won't get last change. I can guarantee you that the Hawks won't play that poorly again, so it's nothing less than a missed opportunity.

Considering that every game is against Western foes, Calgary has to win most of their games in regulation. They can't even allow the other team to get 1 point, because they are competing against every team for the playoffs , there are no out-of-conference gimme games this year.

Flames better turn it around quick, and not baby steps. They need to go on a 4-1 or better run with no three point games just to catch up. If they continue to be at .500 or below by game 20, it's going to be near impossible to make it in.
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What are you talking about? The Flames are one of the teams that gets good value contracts


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:53 PM

Worst in the west, right? One of the worst in the league. Those stats don't lie.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

Flames better start going on a big win streak, just to keep pace with the rest of the pack. Otherwise, all their fans have to look forward to is the draft lottery.

It is so obvious that this team is a basement dweller, their core players are declining and getting older. Honestly, they had their chance to rebuild in the last couple of years and management has done squat. They are pretty much a last-place (or almost) team, even on their best day.

Edited by van_ws, 03 February 2013 - 05:03 PM.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

Love the fanbase and local Calgary media putting the spin on that they are playing well. 1 win in 6 games is not playing well.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:47 AM

It's still early, but things are not looking good for the Flames.

I'd say they have about a week-and-a-half to get it together and rack up some wins. After they play the Blues on the 15th, they'll have played 12 games - which is 1/4 of the season. At that point, their schedule gets a lot tighter, as they have a back-to-back almost every week through the end of the season.

Flames have historically done very poor in the 2nd half of back-to-backs. So far they only had one to start the season (both games at home, which they lost). But for the rest of the season, they have:

- Feb. 17 & 18 (@ Dallas & Phoenix)
- Feb. 23 & 24 (home to Minny and Phoenix)
- Mar. 8 & 9 (@ Anaheim & LA)
- Mar. 21 & 22 (@ Nashville & Columbus)
- Mar. 26 & 27 (@ Chicago, then home to Colorado)
- Apr. 5 & 6 (@ San Jose & Vancouver)
- Apr. 12 & 13 (home to Phoenix, then @ Edmonton)
- Apr. 25 & 26 (@ St. Louis & Chicago)

In the month of April, they play 15 games in 26 days, without more than a single rest day between any two games. That is a killer schedule for any team, but especially for a team that leans so heavily on guys in their mid-30's. I don't see Kipper being able to play them all.

Edited by D-Money, 05 February 2013 - 11:15 AM.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Considering the strength of the draft next year the Flamers should be selling/trading their older assets and start the rebuild that should have happened 5 years ago. I wanted Gillis to do that when he took over but have to admit that I was mistaken. 2 years ago might have been the only shot this group gets but I doubt it.
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 09:02 PM

Much needed win tonight! The team played well again and finally got rewarded. Kipper got injured but Irving will finally get his chance.

Thursday against Columbus should be good.
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Edler, Markstrom, Hansen, 2nd round pick 2014 to Islanders for Ryan Strome, 5th overall pick 2014

This is fairly even as well.

 


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:01 PM

Iginla scored, calgary wins. nothing new. team is still bad, even worse without kipper. now let's see if Irving is up for the number 1 goalie task. I just hope that calgary doesn't start getting into Loungo sweepstakes :sadno:
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:08 PM

@Fan960Steinberg: Bob Hartley confirms Irving starts tomorrow. #Flames
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

I predict now that April 1st the Canucks are going to get double digits against the Flames. All the headlines will be, this is not an April Fools joke, the Flames are just that bad this year.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:24 PM

Flames sign G Danny Taylor to a 1 year, 2 way contract worth $525K.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

Flames sign G Danny Taylor to a 1 year, 2 way contract worth $525K.


Does this mean that Kipper is out longer than expected?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

Wow - Flames are so bad, even when they win they lose...
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Does this mean that Kipper is out longer than expected?


No

They simply had no one under contract that could sit on the bench.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

The Florida JBo we signed is here finally, with way better defense

Better late than never
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Edler, Markstrom, Hansen, 2nd round pick 2014 to Islanders for Ryan Strome, 5th overall pick 2014

This is fairly even as well.

 


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:00 AM

Should have started rebuilding a long time ago..

Edited by frazzY, 08 February 2013 - 11:02 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

The Florida JBo we signed is here finally, with way better defense

Better late than never


Never late is better. ;)
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

saturday night they get smash cuz canucks too good and irving's in net
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:22 AM

The Flames win in OT in Columbus and after the game Tanguay comments that the whole team is playing better.
How is he evaluating the team, by using the bargain basement litmus test?

Look, the Flames beat Columbus in OT and all I can hear is the Macho Man Randy Savage saying,

“This is Calgary “Flickering” Flames cuppa coffee in the big time, Yeah.
Cuppa coffee in the big time!
Because they'll never get closer than now.
I am the intercontinental heavyweight champion
And I will remain the intercontinental heavyweight champion!”
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:15 PM

Well we'll see how trolls show up here on Sat. night after the injury ridden Flames school the underachieving regulars / veterans of the canucks!
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:27 PM

Well we'll see how trolls show up here on Sat. night after the injury ridden Flames school the underachieving regulars / veterans of the canucks!

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Well we'll see how trolls show up here on Sat. night after the injury ridden Flames school the underachieving regulars / veterans of the canucks!


Always important to get those excuses in :lol:
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:51 PM

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:55 PM

Well we'll see how trolls show up here on Sat. night after the injury ridden Flames school the underachieving regulars / veterans of the canucks!


lol banned for truth reincarnation??
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#269 Mr.DirtyDangles

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Well we'll see how trolls show up here on Sat. night after the injury ridden Flames school the underachieving regulars / veterans of the canucks!


How about we start with the basics there big guy ? This is your first lesson.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZhEcRrMA-M

Edited by vanfan73, 08 February 2013 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:51 PM

The Flames win in OT in Columbus and after the game Tanguay comments that the whole team is playing better.
How is he evaluating the team, by using the bargain basement litmus test?

Look, the Flames beat Columbus in OT and all I can hear is the Macho Man Randy Savage saying,

“This is Calgary “Flickering” Flames cuppa coffee in the big time, Yeah.
Cuppa coffee in the big time!
Because they'll never get closer than now.
I am the intercontinental heavyweight champion
And I will remain the intercontinental heavyweight champion!”
- Macho Man Randy Savage
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DIG IT!
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