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  1. 24 points
    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 18 points
    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.
  4. 15 points
    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.
  5. 11 points
    It is Showtime... The Battle of Alberta @ Rogers Place 7PM MT Dec. 27th
  6. 10 points
    Ladies and Gentlemen.... The defending Champion comes to town... They have what should be righteously ours... Stanley Cup! Blues @ Flames 8pm MT November 9th
  7. 9 points
    VS Feb. 17th 2pm Home at the Dome
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    VS Jan. 11th 8pm Home at the Dome
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    VS Dec. 9th 7pm PEPSI CENTER
  10. 9 points
    VS Nov. 27th 5pm KeyBank Center
  11. 8 points
    VS Mar. 6th 7pm Home at the Dome
  12. 8 points
    VS Feb. 23rd 5pm LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
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    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
  14. 8 points
    VS Jan. 9th 7pm Home at the Dome
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    VS Dec. 29th 7:30pm Home at the Dome
  17. 8 points
    VS Dec. 5th 7pm Home at the Dome
  18. 8 points
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    VS Nov. 17th 5pm T-MOBILE ARENA
  20. 8 points
  21. 8 points
    Projected Lines St. Louis Blues - Calgary Flames Starting Goalies
  22. 8 points
    VS Oct. 31st 6pm BRIDGESTONE ARENA
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  27. 7 points
    VS Mar. 1st 2pm BB & T Center
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    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
  29. 7 points
    VS Feb. 1st 8pm Home at the Dome
  30. 7 points
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    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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    VS Jan. 7th 6:30pm UNITED CENTER
  35. 7 points
    VS Jan. 2nd 7pm Home at the Dome
  36. 7 points
    VS Dec. 22nd 5pm American Airlines Center
  37. 7 points
    VS Dec. 12th 7pm Home at the Dome
  38. 7 points
    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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    VS Nov. 25th 5pm PPG PAINTS ARENA
  42. 7 points
    VS Nov. 21st 6pm Scottrade Center
  43. 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
  44. 7 points
    VS Nov. 7th 7pm Home at the Dome
  45. 7 points
    So let's Rock and Roll all over the Blues...
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    VS Oct. 15th 7pm Home at the Dome
  48. 7 points
    Hey all, I just saw this. I was away on vacation and popped in to talk some hockey when I saw this thread and my jaw dropped to the floor. I just have to say how deeply this has affected many here and myself included. I know I'm a fan of a rival team, and it's a team that FF52 disliked very much, but he and I always had great discussions and although we may have disagreed on many things between the two teams, we both shared a love for the game of hockey and the BOA and had so many great discussions and debates. My prayers go out to his family and friends. There literally is no replacing an upstanding forum member like FF52, that is is a hole that is impossible to fill. Rest in peace Larry, we may have been on opposite sides of the BOA, but we were always friends. I will both miss and never forget you.
  49. 7 points
    The thing with Rittich is he's never really had a "dip in play" this season. I get his numbers have been up and down but my feel has always been he has been steady. There's been what 5 bad goals on him this year? Guy has 5 regulation losses in 33 starts, and that's not your go-to guy?
  50. 6 points
    ***LINES COULD CHANGE*** GOALTENDERS
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