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  2. cross16

    MILAN LUCIC

    Not surprising, but Ken Holland's understanding is the Oilers will not send the Flames a 3rd rounder if season is not resumed. https://www.tsn.ca/ken-holland-edmonton-oilers-to-keep-pick-in-neal-trade-pick-if-season-does-not-resume-1.1464036
  3. cross16

    Goaltending

    To no one's surprise i'm sure, Dustin Wolf was a 1st team All star in the WHL.
  4. cross16

    Goaltending

    usually both. Goalie coach normally does not have the final say. Hard to say for sure without knowing the injury. There re plenty of injuries you can play through that don't risk further injury. End of the day one aspect of the Flames I don't have a problem with is their medical team. I think they've done a good job in that area with injury management and prevention.
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  6. From: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/sports/news/nhl-playoff-scenarios-run-the-gamut-of-where-when-and-how/ar-BB12eIgH?ocid=spartandhp NHL playoff scenarios run the gamut of where, when and how Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too. With the NHL playoffs, which were to begin Wednesday, on indefinite hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, anything and everything is on the table if Commissioner Gary Bettman’s objective to complete the season is to be realized. What the format will be, when play might realistically resume and whether the NHL might require games at neutral sites — how’s North Dakota sound? — is anyone’s guess. “Those are all fair questions but not ones that we have to resolve right away,” NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated Press by email, likening the situation for the league to a "a multi-faceted puzzle.” Over the weekend, the governors of New York and California both tamped down President Donald Trump’s hope of sports resuming in August. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said: “I would love to see sports back to help with cabin fever. … But this is not about hopes and dreams and aspirations and what you would like to see.” The NHL, which postponed play March 12, has several times pushed back its self-quarantine guideline — it's now April 15 — before players can even think about reporting to team facilities. The date is expected to be extended again. Wherever and whenever the Stanley Cup is awarded, one thing will still hold true as far as Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford is concerned. “Whoever wins it, it is going to feel the same whenever they win it, on whatever day they win it, as it would winning it normally in the middle of June,” Rutherford said. The latest the Cup has ever been awarded is June 24, in 1995 and 2013, with both instances following lockout-shortened seasons. The pandemic, however, has no timetable. That leads to questions over whether the NHL will have time to squeeze in any of the remaining 189 regular-season games to determine seedings, or skip directly to the playoffs based on the current standings, be it based on total points or points percentages. In the percentage scenario, the ninth-place New York Islanders would have the edge over the eighth-place Columbus Blue Jackets in the Eastern Conference. In the West, seventh-place Winnipeg would be the odd team out with Vancouver in. Other possibilities include expanding the playoff format to take into account the uneven amount of games teams have played. The various formats led to amusing exchanges between players during recent video calls. “I’d rather start the playoffs right away,” said Alex Ovechkin, whose Washington Capitals lead the Metropolitan Division. He then laughed and said, “Sorry guys,” referring to the other three players on the call. “Don’t say sorry to me," Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said. "We’re in a playoff spot.” New Jersey defenceman P.K. Subban proposed a 31-team format — every team in the league — which might be the only way the Metropolitan’s last-place Devils qualify. Others raised the need to play as many regular-season games as feasible to preserve the integrity of the playoffs, as well as a need to re-acclimate to the speed and intensity of the action. The need for tune-up games was not lost on Oilers captain Connor McDavid. Edmonton faces the prospect of opening the playoffs against Calgary — a rivalry that featured several penalty-filled regular-season matchups already this season. “I don’t think you can just step into the playoffs, Game 1, have Calgary come to Edmonton and guys just run around and kill each other and haven’t played a game in two months,” McDavid said. Flames captain Mark Giordano noted the playoffs would be additionally competitive because teams would feature healthy rosters, given the amount of time players have had to rest and recover. And don’t forget the goalies. “You can train and practice and stuff, but when you get to camp, I find the NHL shot and speed of the game is something you have to catch up on,” Vegas goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said. “It would be nice to have a few to get back in touch.” Foligno raised a concern over the number of games some players might have to play over a calendar year should the playoffs stretch into September, and the following season being a month or two later. “You’ve got to think about the longevity of guys’ careers and their health as well,” Foligno said. “Any idea is worth it at this point. But we’ve got to think about how we’re going to go ahead here and smartly both on the business side and the health side.” With the pandemic affecting regions of the continent at different times, the NHL is also considering having playoff games played at neutral sites. Sportsnet.ca reported over the weekend that North Dakota has been mentioned as a potential site. A person familiar with discussions told the AP the Buffalo Sabres' two-rink downtown practice facility, and connected to their home arena and full-service hotel, has also been mentioned among the numerous options raised. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private. The Sabres sit 13th in the East and aren't expected to qualify under most playoff scenarios. Jets coach Paul Maurice was on board for any scenario, so long as it meant providing fans a distraction. “God, it’d be playoffs with fresh hockey players and it’d be pretty darn exciting,” Maurice said Monday. “We’d play anywhere.”
  7. Thebrewcrew

    Goaltending

    An elbow injury for a goalie typically comes from the weight room. Probably over did it in the gym.
  8. Can we please move this topic out of Flames Talk?
  9. robrob74

    Goaltending

    my elbow has been out for nearly three months from painting interior walls lol. Maybe it speaks more to my athleticism at my age... but the reps of pushing a roller and I can’t bend my arm very well. But only I’m certain motions.
  10. travel_dude

    Goaltending

    Scratch the concept of new glove due to a wrist injury. Elbow, not wrist.
  11. Fortunately that problem has already been rectified... https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/politics/3m-makes-deal-with-white-house-says-canada-will-continue-to-receive-n95-masks/ar-BB12epPE?ocid=spartandhp Huge mistake for Trump and and any administration that was on board with trying to cut Canada off from the supply of N95's... It was a knee jerk reaction and short sighted... Even though they are the bigger dog in a fight, there was no way it could last more than a few days due to interdependence...
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  13. jjgallow

    Goaltending

    Completely agree. My own assessment of Rittich is that he is a good backup goalie. So I see this as: We knew that overplaying Kipper, a clear 1A, gave us 1B performance or less and got worse as the season wore on. Now we're taking those learnings and applying then to a backup goalie, playing him hard at the start of the season. But I'm not blaming Rittich either. The bigger issues are that we don't have a 1A, don't have a plan to develop a 1A, and .... don't have the Defence. In the event that we got a 1A, and got defence to support him, then...yes... Overplaying would then be the next big concern.
  14. Saves - Round 1 Matchup 8 Reto Berra vs. Jack Johnson - 2013 Jon Gillies vs. Vancouver -2017 Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 8 It was very hard to find old videos of great goals from the past, but a little easier to find some from our Russians of the past Sergei Makarov vs. Hartford - 1990 German Titov vs. Chicago - 1995 Playoff Overtime Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 8 Theoren Fleury vs. Edmonton - 1991 Smythe Division Semi-Final Gm 6 Al MacInnis vs. Chicago - 1989 Campbell Conference Final Gm 4 (0:48 in the video)
  15. travel_dude

    Goaltending

    Cassie talked about it during a game he played with it. She said it's not like the old ones that you needed to put a rock in it or use baby oil. It's seems to be odd that he would make the change during the year. It could be the new one supported his wrist better? Or the new one made his wrist sore. Don't know if it's even the same hand that he injured or what. I was projecting it as a cause or effect of the injury. Unrelated if it's his blocker hand. I guess I made the leap because you tend to use the trapper more freely, so it would be subject to more poking and bending.
  16. Regardless on how bad an injury is I've never been a fan of "playing through" an injury. Thats a good way to make it worse or not have it heal totally, especially when Talbot was playing some very good hockey. If thats the case then maybe they need a veteran head coach thats not afraid to veto the gurus decision when/if needed. And make sure Rittich spends time with his mentor back home like last off season.
  17. robrob74

    Goaltending

    Was it the same catching arm? New ones are stiff? and it gets taking getting use to? I've not had new goalie equipment before. But I could see, with a baseball mitt, how the difference between a well worn one and a new one. But I guess that he'd have someone to break it in for him? Or is that a personal thing?
  18. robrob74

    Goaltending

    Is that Head Coach or Goalie Coach? They seem to say that the Goalie Coach as a lot of the say in who plays. Hey, he's the guru. Who are we to question? Of course, that's not aimed at anyone but the organization, and coaching staff.
  19. cross16

    Goaltending

    Maybe but i'm not really into the idea that much changed in Rittich's game. The team just got incredibly leaky in front of him.
  20. travel_dude

    Goaltending

    I agree with your asessment. There is something else that occured in the last month of play. Rittich changed his trapper. There was no mention why, but he hasn't been stellar since he switched. Other things played into his game stats, but it may not be a coincidence that he had an injury and was using a new glove.
  21. cross16

    Goaltending

    It does not sound like the issue was serious. Bruising and stretched tendons, i would bet a vast majority of an NHL roster would have something similar. I'm not really concerned about the injury or having him play through it as it doesn't sound serious. However, where I do have some concerns is that sounds like an injury broght on due to fatigue or overuse. I think the Flames played the crap out of Rittich early in the season and IMO it was not necessary to do so. The model the Flames have had here for years is to take a very short sighted view of their goalies and just play the crap out of one of them early in the year. I wish they would take a long term view and maybe stuff like this doesn't happen.
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  23. Saves - Round 1 - Matchup 7 Jonas Hiller vs. Connor McDavid - 2015 Mike Smith vs. Artem Anisimov - 2018 Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 7 Matthew Tkachuk vs. Nashville - 2019 Matthew Tkachuk vs. Los Angeles - 2019 Playoff Overtime Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 7 Marcus Nilson vs. Detroit - 2004 Western Conference Semi-Final Gm 1 Mike Bullard vs. Winnipeg - 1987 Smythe Division Semi-Finals Gm 3 (1:16 in the clip)
  24. Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 6 Throwing out some guys who weren't Flames long and wouldn't be expected to be on this. Raphael Diaz vs. Dallas - 2015 David Schlemko (SO) vs. Rask - 2015 Playoff Overtime Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 6 Doug Gilmour vs. Los Angeles - 1989 Smythe Division Final Gm 1 Mikael Backlund vs. Anaheim - 2015 Western Conference Semi-Final Gm 3 Milestones - Round 1 - Matchup 3 Jarome Iginla - 11 consecutive 30 goal seasons. Jarome joined excellent company doing 11 straight for one team the unfortunate thing was the lockout shortened season which ended his streak as he added another 30 for the Bruins the next full season and narrowly missed 30 his first year with the Avs. Here is the PS goal which made it 10 straight seasons Dion Phaneuf - 20 goal rookie season. Dion became only the third defenseman to score 20 goals in his first season, beating Gary Sutter's franchise record of 18. I can't find video of his actual 20th, (if anyone has it please post it) but here he is taking on Bill Guerin as a rookie
  25. A TSN report with BT says that Rittich had been dealing with an elbow injury for the last half of the season. Whether you want to use this as an excuse for some subpar play at the end but this brings up some concerns. Firstly this has happened before but not disclosed until after the fact and could very well happen again. If this was known by coaching staff then why was he still starting the majority of the games while a the 1b with just as good #s sat the bench? Lastly does that say anything about the goaltending prospects or goalie coaching? I'm sure giving BSD a week or two to heal wouldnt be any worse than going into the post season riding an injured goalie.
  26. which system are they playing?? a modified Peter's system?? Because of the circumstance .. most likely.. Is the new coach comfortable with this system>> the Assistants all come from another regime.. certainly not Our current coaches picks.. some are left over from yet a different regime than peter's.. are they comfortable implementing the new modified system?? probably not.. Are the players comfortable??by eye sight.. nope.. This Season is a wash.. Write it off.. Calgary announced today no gatherings at the Saddle dome until at least July.. Take the time now.. Restructure the management for the next 3-5 years and see where we are and what we need going forward.. where are we in the draft plans for this year.. if it happens,, I hope like hell they say Uncle and just completely cancel this season
  27. This wouldn't even be a story if Comrade Justin hadn't sent our stock pile of N95's to China in Feb. Right or wrong in OUR POV Trump is putting the mask on first before being concerned about others outside his borders. Like I said before if we had a leader this wouldn't be a story.
  28. Playoff Overtime Goals - Round 1 - Matchup 5 Greg Meredith vs. Vancouver - 1983 Rd 1 Gm 4 - Series clincher (first clip) Martin Gelinas vs. Detroit - Western Conference Semi-Final GM 6 - Series Clincher Moments - Round 1 - Matchup 3 Theoren Fleury comeback shootout winner Matt Stajan penalty shot goal following the loss of his son Saves - Round 1 - Matchup 6 Mike Vernon vs. Pettri Skriko (couldn't find a lone video of this skate save from game 7 overtime in 1989) Mike Vernon vs. Stan Smyl - 1989
  29. You knew I had to tweet this at you today,
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