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  1. 19 points
    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...
  2. 9 points
    VS Dec. 9th 7pm PEPSI CENTER
  3. 8 points
  4. 8 points
    VS Oct. 31st 6pm BRIDGESTONE ARENA
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  6. 8 points
    I Think The time has Come To sincerly Show Appreciation For the wide Range of Moderation Team on this Board They Do a Fantastic Job at what They do and i Sincerely Appreciate The hard work They do During the Regular Season Why am i doing this Cause we Credit the player etc etc but we forget when hockey games are on we are all Here Together As Family and it is Good to Have a Moderation Team that works together and Gives there Spare time so we have a Place to Chat with other Flames fans on Game Nights Etc Etc Hats off to all of you Ty for your Continued dedication it doesnt Go unnoticed
  7. 7 points
    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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  9. 7 points
    VS Nov. 25th 5pm PPG PAINTS ARENA
  10. 7 points
    Looks like it's going to be... About an hour before the game, and lines are still unknown,,, No lines for the Flames yet, so I won't bother to do the Knights because that just wouldn't be right... Here is recent update from the Flames... *** WAITING ON LINES*** GOALTENDERS
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    VS Nov. 5th 7pm Home at the Dome
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    VS Oct. 22nd 7pm Home at the Dome
  15. 6 points
    VS Oct. 17th 7pm Home at the Dome
  16. 6 points
    Dougie Hamilton has 10pts and is -11. Hanifin has 14pts and is +5 hehehe
  17. 5 points
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    VS Nov. 3rd 5pm CAPITAL ONE ARENA
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    ***WAITING ON CONFIRMATION FOR LINES*** GOALTENDERS
  22. 5 points
    Rest in peace FF52. We were two of a few who shared a love for good tough defensive hockey. I'll miss his posts. It was obvious his love for his 3 teams. I will retire his chair and fridge on the bandwagon bus. Everyone raise a beer for a true Flames fan if you haven't already
  23. 4 points
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  26. 4 points
    VS Nov. 16th 2pm Gila River Arena
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  30. 4 points
    What I've seen through 5 games is a team that ASSUMES they are good enough to be a playoff team without bringing the work boots. You know the saying about ASSUME, it makes a you know what out of you and me... Flames had a great regular season last year, but won't surprise anyone this year. This league is also so tightly contested that you can't afford ti bring subpar efforts very often, points are too valuable, make teams beat you by them playing well not from a weak Flames effort. Hate to say it but the Oilers are a good example, their underlying numbers and weak competition will catchup to them, but they are winning games, working hard and have a real nice start under their belts
  31. 4 points
  32. 4 points
    I think 'the code' is out of date, or misunderstood by the players themselves. I get tired of seeing retaliation for good, clean hits. I totally understand when the hit is high, late, or uncalled for (Dumba's hit on Backlund with the clock ticking down and the game sealed) why there might be a price to pay, because that is about respect (or lack there of). But normal hits along the boards, or big open ice hits in a tight game are just part of the game. Players should respect that, regardless of whether a star player is involved. Meanwhile, as you say MAC, slashing seems to be a-ok all day long. Slashing should not be part of the game imo, and is nothing more than an attempt to injure other players. That's a true sign of disrespect, and should be punished more than it is.
  33. 4 points
    Well yesterday was amazing. Although we lost a hard, contested battle to the Jets, at the end of the game I physically shared a cheers to ff52 aka Larry with 2 other posters. Amazing how common interest strangers become new found friends! Now I can breath a bit easier that FlyerFan is a legacy, not only as a poster, but as a person. Sorrow from us all from the one (you know who you are!) that couldn't make the trip for a legitimate reason and our thoughts are with you too. Special thanks to the gracious host and hostess. I made it back in record time, lol. That was a special day for me. Thanks guys and gal, I hope it meant as much to you as it did to me. *insert joke* And we didn't get all out of it and break stuff, lol. Hi to Opie!!
  34. 4 points
    Smith has been answering the call as part of the Goalie answer for us. I don't see BT making a change. Now get BSD back I for a few games.
  35. 3 points
    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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  39. 3 points
    I’m with you Conundrumed. I like Tkachuk, I really really do. And I want to see him play for the flames for a long time. But not at any cost, and not a cost on par with any of the aforementioned players. if Columbus offer sheeted Tkachuk in the price range that would get us 4 first round picks (as I’ve heard Columbus’ wanted to offer sheet Marner including a $14mil season), I take the picks and fill his absence using the newly available cap space.
  40. 3 points
    Admittedly, I don’t know a lot about DSP, and haven’t watched him much. However, I saw what DSP did for Washington in the playoffs when they won their cup, and it turns out I may have a skewed view of his effectiveness. I respect what Todd Cordell writes about the flames. This is what he had to say: RW - Devante Smith-PellyI don't see Smith-Pelly as someone who can help the Flames. He has averaged 14.8 points per 82 games over the last three seasons and he's extremely inefficient at 5v5. You're not getting production from him. What you're getting is a big time anchor. Last season he posted a -9.5 CF% Rel, -10.27 xGF% Rel, and -24.11 GF% Rel at 5v5. In other words, the Capitals controlled a significantly smaller portion of the attempts, expected goals, and actual goals with Smith-Pelly on the ice. Does he play with some bite? Sure, but so does Sam Bennett. So does Milan Lucic. So does Matthew Tkachuk. There's not a need for it. Washington took Hathaway from us to essentially replace DSP, and the above article gives me pause that perhaps DSP comes with more warts than anticipated.
  41. 3 points
    Alright I am on the Phillip Tomasino bandwagon. Though I don't really get why he is being ranked as low as he is, and would expect him to be gone by our pick. He has elite skating ability, very good shot and very good hands. He is a RHS C who won't turn 18 till after the draft. He was 2nd amongst all draft eligible CHL players in 5v5 points and 1st in points/60.
  42. 3 points
    I gotta say I'm with Mac on this.. except I dont think hes as tradeable unless we give up salary or sweeteners and If I were BT Id be unwilling to do that I would put a bulk of the blame on the team and coach here Neal is not Brouwer.. hes not a player who had a good year , and got paid for it . you don't forget that over 1 summer But the backlash was that they expected him to just " work himself out of it ".. there should have been more effort made to helping him work out of it - put him on the top line when games are in hand - ditto more prominent role on the 1st power play I disagree that Peters put him in good situations - I saw him on the PP many times where the puck never got anywhere near his position , he'd be in the middle and the play went around the perimeter - Neal is a shooter .. he needs to be given the puck . his job is to be where the pass is going to be given to him.. Jankowski, his center for most of the year , is also a shooter we also finished 2nd in the league with him on the roster , we have the luxury of being able to work with him more
  43. 3 points
    - I learned some supposed "fans" think the only answer is a total blowup/rebuild. - I learned that the almost exact same line up dominated in the first half but couldn't keep the pace in the end. The main issue to focus on. - I learned that I still hate the bump back on the PP. - I learned that the teams has no solution for a shut down strategy by an opposing team. - I learned that I have no idea what the answer for Neal is. - I learned that most of the parts are here, they just need to be assembled differently. I for one will be a loud and proud Flames fan come September (as always) regardless what happens in the offseason.
  44. 3 points
    One positive from last night was Valimaki, I thought he looked very good out there. Poised with the puck, there was no panic in his game, and the stage wasn't too big for him, very good signs for next year and for his future on the blueline.
  45. 3 points
    19 games left. 11 @ home 12 vs non playoff teams Should be able to ride this to 1st place in the Western Conference.
  46. 3 points
    This man deserves more credit! His work down in Adirondack/Stockton has really built a nice foundation for player development. He worked his way up to the big leagues and I'm glad the Flames understood it's a process and didn't give up on Huska. He's done a great job this year running our defense and he's likely going to be a name coming up for head coaching consideration in a few years with his current trajectory. I'll quickly list some players he's had a hand in developing. Mark Jankowsi-Full time NHLer, young, strong 2 way centreman with upside. Top 9 potential Dillon Dube-Future full time NHLer, skilled with leadership, responsible C with offensive upside and potential top 6 role Andrew Mangiapane-Currently full time NHLer, non stop motor like winger, plays with an edge and is good along the boards, offensive upside Jusso Valimaki-Future NHLer. Cool as school under any situation, defensive defenseman with a good shot and PP potential. Top 4 potential Oliver Kylington-Current full time NHLer, elite skating, offensive ability and has GREATLY improved his defensive game. Draft steal. Top 4 potential Rasmus Andersson-Full time NHLer, turning into an absolute steal at the draft, poise, responsible, great shot, offensive skill. Top 2 potential Garnet Hathaway-Full time NHLer, gritty winger with size, physical element, underrated offensive upside. Top 9 potential David Rittich-Full time NHLer. Starting goalie for the majority of this season. Top 5 goalie potential, Vezina like when he's on his game. Its an impressive sampling of some of the players he's helped develop/coach. It's even more impressive the way the 3 rookie D-men in Valimaki, Andersson and Kylington have shown. It's rare for a team to possess this many young, in house developed NHL ready d men. Overall, just wanted to give Huska a shout as he's turning into one of the best assets in the organization.
  47. 3 points
    I'm actually more concerned about how the whole team is playing right now which isn't very good. If we stall out I believe it will be BP's inability to get effective forward lines in place past the top line. If we don't have the right players for the proper chemistries then BT better address the situations. I don't think Goaltending is the major issue. The whole team needs to tighten up defensively.
  48. 3 points
    Personally I don’t want anything to do with hagelin. He’s got some speed but outside of that I don’t think he moves the needle much. It’s maybe a marginal improvement. We should target someone who would project to make a more significant improvement to our bottom 6. Depth scoring for instance.
  49. 3 points
    Flames should not trade their first or lose a good prospect for a rental. I get and don't disagree that may be what it costs but it's not smart business to do that imo. Im firmly in the camp that the Flames should shop for depth only. Outside of 3rd line center I think the rest of the positions in the top 9 should be set and everyone given a chance to try and bring this thing home.
  50. 3 points
    Reboot. Cruikshank with an article on paywall Athletic about Chuky being a hockey junkey, always watching. Keith, quoted, in the article: “I used to say all the time to Matthew and his brother, ‘Whatever you do, I want you to watch only one player — Pavel Datsyuk.’ That's awfully good advice, lol. Still the only guy that caught JG admiring his pass, lol. Good coachable moment.
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