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Predictions for the next few games

14 Mar

I’m going to miss the next five games, which means two things. I’ve got a lot of PVR to catch up on when I get back, and… prediction time!

  • Fri, Mar 15 vs. Predators – Calgary wins 3-1. Flames have just a shred of confidence at home. They manage a win and rumblings start… it’s not over. Calgary wins 6-3
  • Mon, Mar 18 @ Stars – Flames lose to the Stars 4-2. So much for hope. Stars win 4-3
  • Thu, Mar 21 @ Predators – Calgary loses their second in a row. This one is worse, let’s say 4-1. Nashville wins 5-3
  • Fri, Mar 22 @ Blue Jackets – The Flames stop the bleeding a little bit with a win against a streaking Columbus team. 4-3 in the shootout. Yeah that’s right, the Flames win a shootout game! Columbus wins 5-1
  • Sun, Mar 24 vs. Blues – Calgary loses to St. Louis in style, 5-0. Bad performance all around. Kipper is pulled after letting in 3 in the first period. Joey Mac comes in and lets in 2 in the second. Calgary wins 3-2

So there you have it, over the next 5 games the Flames will go 2-3 and still be in last place when I get back.

So I went 3-2, which is slightly better than the Flames record of 2-3 over the same time frame. 

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Wild 2 – Flames 1 (SO)

12 Feb

The Flames’ craptastic play at home continued, by once again failing in a shootout. Last night was one of those games where Calgary really played to their opponent, which is something they have been doing a lot this year. Hey Vancouver, you want to run and gun? Okay, but we’re not as good at it as you are. Minnesota… you like the defensive sit-and-wait-for-a-turnover approach? We can do that, but not as good as you can.

No wonder this team is in last place, it’s hard to leapfrog teams when you are playing the game you opponent wants to play – but have a lot more experience with it than you do.

I’m telling you, this season is the non-publicized rebuild of the Flames. Watch in April when we start offloading the few assets we have.

You heard it here first… eat it Francis!

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Almost game-day!

18 Jan

I’ve posted the most recent line combinations that I’m guessing will be the way the Flames line up for the first game against San Jose. Check out the 2013 Calgary Flames depth cart page here.

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Rumors that Ken King my step down as team president?

27 Sep

I certainly hope so. It’s been rumored (through a couple sites, and Puck Daddy) that there are rumblings that Ken King could move to a role that would have him oversee the business side of the Flames, and former St. Louis Blues executive John Davidson becoming the next President of the Calgary Flames.

Davidson has ties to Calgary and could be a welcomed addition by the Flames faithful. Also John has family in Calgary allowing for an easy transition.

Tell me, would you pay $2 million a year for three years to JD?

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Calgary entertains calls for Jay Bouwmeester

14 Jul

The Calgary Flames continue to entertain calls and inquiries for veteran defenseman Jay Bouwmeester, who became available after the Flames acquired and signed Dennis Wideman, and interest has increased after Ryan Suter came off the free agent market to sign with Minnesota.

It’s believed the Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues, Edmonton Oilers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers have all inquired about his availability. Don’t believe me? Check it out:

The Flames are looking for a top-six scorer in return. Glory be to Jay Feaster if he dump that salary AND get a legitimate forward in return.

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Jaromir Jagr a Flame?

21 Jun

From the Globe and Mail:

“Speculation is that once Jagr, a 40-year-old two-time Stanley Cup winner and the 1999 Hart Trophy recipient, lapses into unrestricted free agency on July 1, the Flames will be in there pitching ardent woo, hoping to win his heart and land his decorated but decaying services to play a little right wing and act as a buffer for incoming countryman Roman Cervenka and help with his transition to the North American game.”

Seriously Jay Feaster? Have things gotten that bad? Did Iginla not want to be the old guy on the team, and since whatever he says goes, you went looking for someone older? Chris Chelios not available?

I can’t believe this will happen, I have too much faith in Feaster. Unless Jagr takes a contract like Jokinen did, on Olli’s second go-around with the Flames. For a $1-2M, I’d have him on my team. Actually just his mullet will do.

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Who is the next coach of the Calgary Flames?

23 May

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Is Troy Ward in line to be the next coach of the Calgary Flames?

13 May

I guess that this is the (first and only) logical conclusion to jump to, so let’s do it.

Bottom line? I hope not. I don’t like when you bring in a guy who has less experience than most of your players. I think people in general look to someone as a leader if they feel he has a) been there before or b) knows – better than the others involved – how to get out.

Let’s face it, the Flames are in a huge hole. This was their worst season since the lockout. They were just ranked 26th out of 30th on the prospect potential list. They’ve been headed downwards, they have little hope for the future, it’s going to take more than Troy Ward to dig them out of this.

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Kyle Turris a Calgary Flame?

02 Nov

Phoenix Coyotes center Kyle Turris remains unsigned and the Calgary Flames are “very, very interested” in trading for him, according to ESPN. A source tells the site that the Flames “have kept weekly tabs on the Turris situation” and had more than a few conversations with the Coyotes and the agent for Turris, Kurt Overhardt. However the stumbling block is that Phoenix doesn’t want to trade Turris unsigned.

What do you guys think? What would you be willing to give up for Kyle Turris? Is he the Rico Fata of the new era? Does his potential outweigh his previous production?

Would you trade Rene Bourque, David Moss, Sven Bartschi ? Let’s hear it!

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It’s prediction time!

07 Oct

Who doesn’t love 2011-12 NHL prediction time? I love predictions, even if they are always wrong! So here we go…

  1. Yahoo has the Flames as second in the Northwest Division, although that doesn’t necessarily mean a playoff spot.
  2. Some random guy with a blog has the Flames as eighth in the Western Conference. And random bloggers always know best.
  3. The Bleacher Report has the Flames as a very sad-looking 13th in the West.
  4. Islander Hockey blog has a similar stance as I do, that Calgary will once again be oh-so-close.
  5. Puck me please also has Calgary in ninth.

As for me? I’m going to predict that the Flames will compete with the Blues, Blue Jackets, Stars and Wild for the last two playoff spots. Five teams, two spots. Yikes.

Here is my Western Conference final prediction (I don’t really care for the East), sorry once again Calgary fans:

  1. Vancouver Canucks
  2. San Jose Sharks
  3. Detroit Red Wings
  4. Chicago Blackhawks
  5. Los Angeles Kings
  6. Anaheim Ducks
  7. Nashville Predators
  8. St. Louis Blues
  9. Calgary Flames
  10. Dallas Stars
  11. Columbus Blue Jackets
  12. Minnesota Wild
  13. Colorado Avalanche
  14. Edmonton Oilers
  15. Phoenix Coyotes
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