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    Many of us here have noticed that it has been quite a while since Flyerfan52 has made a post... It is with a heavy heart that I tell you that Flyerfan52 passed away peacefully while at home the day after his last post... His name was Larry... A lot of us often called him FF52... and I will do that here... After months of some of us trying to contact FF52, yesterday Pyro managed to find an obituary that he thought might be his and passed it along to me... I knew Larry's full name and quite a bit of of personal info, so as soon as I read it, I knew it was his, and I needed a day to digest the sad news and make this post... I thought that I would post it here in the 'Flames Talk' section where he made most of his posts, as he deserved to have it here, and not tucked away in the 'General Discussions' section where many might not see it... As you know, FF52 was a true fan of the game of hockey, and we were fortunate to have him share his tremendous insight of the game, as he was as close to a human encyclopedia of hockey as I have ever known... Larry was also a very kindhearted and soft spoken soul and he also had a great sense of humour and wit... His posts would sometimes make me see a different angle on something hockey related, and he often brightened my day with his good sense of humour... We have lost a good fiend to the Flames Message Boards... Please feel free to post any fond memories of Flyerfan52 in this thread, and I know many of us have them... One more thing... When the Flames host the Rangers Friday night, raise a fresh cold beer and say "To Flyerfan52, SKOL!!!", have a drink and then say "GO FLAMES!!!... the Rangers suck", and have another... He would have liked that, and somewhere in heaven above, he will be smiling... FF52 hated the Rags...
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    I'll just pass along something that is an example of what a great guy FF52 was... One day not long after my house burned along with everything in it a few years back, FF52 and I were talking... He knew that I had a lot of hockey memorabilia, and he says something like "It's such a shame that you lost all that great hockey stuff... Decades of finding and collecting and it all just went up in smoke... Are you going to start to build another collection?"... I said "I don't know man, a lot of it would be pretty much impossible to replace"... Well one of the things he knew that burned was a complete set of those miniature chromed metal Stanley Cups with different team logos on them from Cup wins over the years... You know the ones that came in 24 packs of beer quite a while back, the original ones, not the re-issue 2nd run... A couple of days later, a delivery package shows up at my door... I look at the name and return address and wonder what the heck FF52 could possibly be sending me a package for, open it up and find the Flames Stanley Cup from the original set... So I called him up to thank him and he said "I know how much you love the game, and I know you had a really nice collection of memorabilia and I think you should start building another one"... Then he said "and I knew that to do that you had to start somewhere"... As usual, once again FF52 was right... and I will always treasure that first piece that started me collecting again...
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    Goalies in the system. (in no particular order): ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kipper - 6'2". Thanks for everything Kipper! Brian Elliott - 6'2" Traded for a 2nd round pick in the 2016 draft. Had the 2nd lowest goals against and the league's highest save % this past season. Treliving's answer to find a clear cut starter. Ortio - 6'1". Will be pushing for a full time NHL job with the Flames. Still in discussions with Tre Gillies - 6'4" Still ripping it up as usual. Now NCAA champ. Assigned to Stockton. McDonald - 6'4" Canadian kid. Very high upside. Excellent last QMJHL season. Schneider - 6'2" 18 year old invitee to prospect and training camp that surpassed management's expectations and earned himself an entry level contract. Last played with the Medicine Hat Tigers. Rittich - 6'3" Czech pickup on a 2 way contract. Parsons - 6'1" Picked in the 2nd round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Winner of the Memorial Cup with the London Knights.
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    Apprehension - anticipation of adversity or misfortune; suspicion or fear of future trouble or evil. Hello my name is @DirtyDeeds I would like to chat a minute with everyone who has thought about doing a GDT = Game Day Thread For those of you who say to themselves: 1. I wish i could do those GDT's, I just can't. 2. You guys set such high standards I couldn't compete. 3. I wouldn't be able to do / start one of those GDT's. These thoughts are simply not true. I do understand your apprehension. GDT's are in fact fairly easy to put together/ I am willing to show you a number of easy methods of how to go about it. Even if you just want to know how to spruce up your posts a bit better, like insert pictures etc then you will learn how and get some great free tools for this type of thing. Read on !!! Did I say this is all FREE?? Try things out and get comfortable and remove your doubts on how hard easy it really is. Lesson #1 - Web Tools that are extremely useful in creating these type of posts. Lesson #2 - Planning and formulating an outline Lesson #3 - Compiling and inserting the Data into the Thread. Lesson #4 - Little tricks to make things look better or overcome limitations. I'll do 1 lesson per week throughout May, give you a brief how-to and links to any tools you need to complete the Lesson. This will run all of May and I am pretty sure the Mods are going to sticky this thread for future reference.. Just feel free to participate and add your suggestions or ask your questions.
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    It's Go Time !!! No more waiting !!! The long summer is over..... All the planning and figuring has been done. This GDT will be a joint effort. Please give some likes to Carty for his efforts. I'm pumped... Are you ready????
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    Last game of the regular season 2018/19 SUNDAY 31 MARCH 2019 @ A little ditty for our friends up North 8.00PM MT AT SADDLEDOME CBC, SN1, SNE, SNO, SNP FAN960 Go Flames Go!!
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    I take back every negative thing I have ever said or implied on this forum. All I ever wanted was a real hockey team representing our great city in the NHL playoffs like they meant it. Last night, I saw it. They played for keeps, So I'm All in
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    Today's a big day! The boys are back after the break, and taking on the reigning Stanley Cup Champions! Hopefully they're all well-rested, and bronze tanned! Of note: - Johnny Hockey named First Star for the month of January! We're proud of our boy, and we're looking for big things in February and beyond! - The Caps will be without Alexander Ovechkin for this contest as he serves a one game suspension (robrob74 knows something about that!) for sitting out of the All-Star Game (robrob74 knows something about that, too!). Mike Smith gets the nod tonight for the Flames: And Braden Holtby for the Caps - for what it's worth, according to my wife, he's the best looking NHL goaltender. Here's a direct copy and paste of the NHL dot com Game Day Preview! FLAMES (33-13-5) at CAPITALS (27-17-6) 7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSWA, SNW, NHL.TV The Game The Washington Capitals will look to end a seven-game losing streak (0-5-2) when they host the Calgary Flames at Capital One Arena on Friday. The Capitals have been outscored 36-18 during the streak, their longest skid since an eight-game losing streak (0-6-2), Dec. 2-18, 2010. They have allowed at least six goals in four of their past five games. Alex Ovechkin will serve a one-game suspension for skipping the 2019 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend as the teams resume play after the mandatory five-day break. The Flames are on a three-game winning streak and are 8-0-1 in their past nine games. They have scored at least four goals in six of their past eight games. Players to watch Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau has 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) in his past 12 games. Capitals forward T.J. Oshie has a goal and six assists in a three-game point streak. They said it "Guys are dialed in now. We had a good (practice) day yesterday and a good skate here this morning, did a little bit of power play, penalty kill, which will be good. We'll get the light bulbs turned back on, so we're looking forward to tonight." -- Flames coach Bill Peters on his team's focus after the break "Obviously there's going to be an offensive element that some other guys in the room are going to have to pick up that slack. And he creates so much momentum with his offensive ability and his ability to draw people to him. We'll definitely miss that out there, but it is an opportunity for guys to step up." -- Capitals forward T.J. Oshie on playing without Ovechkin Flames projected lineup Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm Sam Bennett -- Mark Jankowski -- James Neal Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik Andrew Mangiapane -- Derek Ryan -- Garnet Hathaway Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson Mike Smith David Rittich Scratched: Austin Czarnik, Dalton Prout, Injured: Michael Stone (blood clot) Capitals projected lineup Chandler Stephenson -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie Jakub Vrana -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Tom Wilson Dmitrij Jaskin -- Lars Eller -- Brett Connolly Andre Burakovsky - Nic Dowd -- Devante Smith-Pelly Dmitry Orlov -- John Carlson Michal Kempny -- Matt Niskanen Brooks Orpik -- Jonas Siegenthaler Braden Holtby Pheonix Copley Scratched: Travis Boyd, Madison Bowey Injured: Christian Djoos (thigh) Suspended: Alex Ovechkin Status report Oshie will take Ovechkin's spot on the left side of the power play with Wilson stepping into Oshie's spot in the slot. Stat pack Monahan has 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in his past 12 games. … Lindholm has 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in an eight-game point streak. … Ovechkin's 214 consecutive games played streak, 12th longest among active players, will end. Let us relish! Love.
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    A different kind of tune from the Spaceman's solo album back in 78... But hey, you almost got Frank Sinatra...
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    THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2019 @ 5.00PM MT AT BB&T Center Sunrise FL SNW FAN960 Guys remember it is Valentine's day - buy your lady a beer for the game!!
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    Moment of silence... It started 6 years ago all the way back in 2013, goodbye Kipper, goodbye Iggy. 3 GMs later, Feaster, Burke(interim) and now Treliving. 3 coaches later, Hartley, Gulutzan and now Peters. It took a bit of Feaster offer sheeting Ryan O'reilly, some DQ for Hartley's playoff berth, a little beer tub on a train to nowhere with Gully and Jaromir Jagr's hair to rebuild this team. With a youthful core now in place and the team currently enjoying its most successful season in 30 years it's safe to affirm this organization has successfully "rebuilt" itself. For me the missing piece appears to have been found in David "BSD" Rittich. We've been plugging and playing this position ever since Kipper peaced out and it looks like BSD is shaping up to be that final key piece. It's been an interesting road, and it's exciting to see this team shape into a contender before our eyes! R.I.P Rebuild 2013-2018
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