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  1. From what i recall on Hamonic is his camp was disappointed with the original offers/discussion from the Flames so they put it off until the end of the year. On Brodie they traded initial offers and were so far apart they have not really re engaged since. That's probably a month old or so. Francis seems pretty adamant he feels the Flames want Hamonic back but no one else is picking that up. Sometimes Francis has tidbits, sometimes he speaks his opinion that does not come from sources.
  2. I would agree with this. It's hard to use the word decline because Hamonic's first season as a Flame was pretty bad and he's actually been better since. I think the desire to move Hamominc, at least for me, is that they have a replacement already in Anderson who I think is actually already better then Hamonic. Hamonic would make sense to retain on a 1 or 2 year deal but he'll get better offers than that in FA. The investment of cap dollars there doesn't make much sense.
  3. Has missed the playoffs in 4 of his last 5 seasons and the Bruins took off after he left. I see no reason to target him.
  4. I do not understand this view and find it to be very sensationalist. The UFA argument on Treliving is getting way overblown. His signings: Neal - obviously a failure, but let's also remember that most actually had that as a win. Not totally his fault it didn't work out Brouwer - Fail Jonus Hillier: Good. 2nd year wasn't very good but they don't make the playoffs in 15 without him Frolik: Very good Raymond: Fail but really no harm done so who cares? Derek Ryan: Very good Derek Engelland: Good Cam Talbot: Pretty good so far Versteeg: Pretty good IMO Chad Johnson: good Austin Czarnik: Pretty meh but really no hard done here either. The rest of his UFA stuff is all depth guys and players like Jagr,Prout etc that I don't really feel are worth discussing. some worked, some didn't but in all cases the risk was minimal to non existent. Overall, the track record is actually more wins than loses. But, for sure the fact that he went from buying out Brouwer to Neal and is dealing with both is an issue for sure, but to say it kills all the good is IMO really silly. Especially when you consider he just finished building a team capable of the 2nd best regular season in Franchise history. Show me a GM and I'll show you multiple misses in UFA. It is the nature of the game.
  5. Backlund has been one of the best two centers in the entire league the last 3-4 seasons. Keeping that player on the wing when you’ve seen no positive results is becoming a truly maddening coaching decision. indefensible imo
  6. I certainly wouldn’t complain about Laviolette I just like Gallant more.
  7. Treliving had a chance to hire Ward as his coach and instead hire Gulutzan. If he felt he made a mistake he had a chance to rectify it he would have named Ward the coach the rest of the season. He has yet to do that. I personally don’t see anything in the job Ward has done that would make me disagree with Treliving. He isn’t a long term fit,nor do I think the job he’s done is reflected in the record. I would move on Gallant if I were Treliving. If he doesn’t want to come then wait till the offseason and do a full search but I’m not really seeing Ward as a good head coach. Looks like he’s one of those really good assistant but not great head coach types.
  8. Players have a lot of soul searching to do during the break and figure out what they want out of this season. coaches have a lot of work to figure out some new breakouts, line combos and how to get this team to play with some consistency. (Although in a perfect world the Flames would reach out to Gallant and bring him in over the break)
  9. book is defiantly to pressure the flames on the breakout and once they do their is no plan b. Neither Peters nor Ward has found a fix to this.
  10. I’m becoming very unimpressed with Ward too. Why start Rittich? Why are Gaudreau/Monahan/Backlund still a thing? Why is there no accountability in ice time? Why is Lucic on your PP? just a lot happening that is getting pretty indefensible.
  11. I don’t think you blame Rittich. The team in front of him is crap again. i was actually a bit surprised they started well, which makes this even more frustrating. Their focus is clearly more on their up coming vacations then the 2 points. Which is completely garbage considering you had the same thing happen in Montreal. pretty much done with this core. Don’t think this core can win anything. There’s no culture, no work ethic and no accountability.
  12. Down 2-0 to one of the worst teams in the league when your battling for the playoffs. completely unacceptable
  13. Not much urgency from the PP nor the Flames in general this period.
  14. Hopefully the stick with it was a pretty good period. like to see them get the goalie moving in the o zone more. That and hit the net
  15. Dumba had 50 points 2 seasons and again and until injury last year was on pace to better that. I don’t think it’s even fair to say that Subban’s ceiling is higher. Unless we really want to debate 5-6 points... I like PK but I just don’t think he makes sense for the Flames at this point and where there team is. Salary, contract, age, play and I don’t think Subban is a good culture fit either. I don’t have a problem with who PK is off the ice but I also don’t think the Flames are set up well to handle it.
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