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  1. No question. I'm just not sure it changed the result especially considering I don't think too much of Ceci Pageau or Tierny. Underscores where they are as a franchise but I agree it's worth pointing out.
  2. Kind of a cool thing. Flames made it official today they they will wear their home Reto jersey's at all their home games in the playoffs this year. There is some talk as well that by the 2020-21 season they may be full Retros. I think i'm in the minority that really likes their current jerseys but I also think this is pretty cool.
  3. Glad they turned it up in the 3rd period. UP until they it felt lik they were playing down to their opponent which is an unfortunate part about their remaining schedule. Kind of wish there was a few more games they would get up for. But boy are the Sens bad. Outside of Tkachuk and Craig Anderson they were just a bunch of guys on skates. They've got some talent coming but for now, yikes it would be tough paying for that product if I was a fan.
  4. Honestly what I like best about the 4th line is that I think they've really busted this whole idea that your 4th line needs to be big and tough. You can wear a team down with speed and possession too and thats that line to a T right now. I hope they continue to bust the narrative on that. I agree in theory what you are saying but honestly right now I would not break up that line. I would start using that as my 3rd line and use the Janko line as my 4th. I thikn that line is playing too well right now to split it up. Going to be interesting to see how they get Neal back in there. Sucks, because I think Czarnik's played well and I don't want to see him come out but he's going to have to.
  5. So general intelligence and hockey intelligence is the same? A player can play 14-15 years worth of hockey but a 4 year degree is what is going to make them intelligence? Your point really doesn't make any sense and no idea why you would every think hockey IQ has anything to do with general intelligence. Geroge Parros is potentially one of the smartest athlete's of recent memory and no one would watch him play and say he had high hockey IQ. There completely different.
  6. Look forward to seeing him, never seem him play yet, but it's really hard to comprehend how he wasn't drafted. He put up very good numbers in junior and while yes he played al lot with Sam Reinhart, Reinhart also gave him credit for making him a better player. Be interesting to see who this turns out but his story is pretty cool. If nothing else this gives the Flames some much needed depth at a critical position. They are very thin on centers outside the NHL.
  7. Might want to re-think the whole Nicholson should run hockey ops plan the Oilers are working off of...
  8. No one is saying he can't improve but there is improvement in certain areas but also accepting of limitations too.
  9. Dreger's thoughts on Tkachuk's next contract
  10. And that's where we disagree, I don't think he does. I don't think it's lazy, i'ts a foot speed and reading play issue. I'd be fine with putting him up there as a short term replacement and trying it out, i'm generally fine with trying anything. However I, like Peters, think that Derek Ryan was the more logical choice.
  11. Pretty misguided and off base generalization you there. Might want to do a little more digging on how "educated" other pro athletes are before you slander one of them. But Intelligence can, and I would argue normally is, within a specific context and not a generalization. I mean I guess we could use "thinks the game" instead but why create more work?
  12. Ya i'm not just buying the comparison because I think so much of their game is totally different. Sure there both big guys and I guess you could compare their shots but outside of that I think the similarities end. I find them to be very different players, and the struggle I have with any comparison is it really belittles just how intelligent Mony is. But you are also talking to someone who really isn't much of a Jankowski fan. Not saying he needs to go, but outside of his ability on the PK I don't find there is much to his game. sure we can talk about learning curve but for a soon to be 25 year old player at some point you just need to start accepting what they are.
  13. The problem I have with comparing Monahan to Jankowski is Monahan is an extremely intelligent hockey player with advanced Hockey IQ. Jankowski is avg at best in this category and I would actually probably argue he's below avg. I think it's really challenging to teach that aspect of the game, and near impossible to the level of Monahan. That's a trait you either have or you don't.
  14. I know he was on the radar for some but I think we can cross Howard off the list of potential Flame targets
  15. Think the Flames will struggle to get a high profile college free agent. They are deep and young in key spots so they can't offer to burn a year and they really can't offer much of an opportunity in the next year or two. T They were supposed to be on Teves but lost him to Vancouver. i suspect that will be the case for most and maybe they snag a guy later int he process. However, they do have a decent amount of draft picks to sign too that should make the jump next year. You are correct. Emergency call-up is the only exception.