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  1. Do not discount the influence from others within the organization. Murray Edwards is a very hands on type of guy and I would think he's heavily involved in this. I'm confident it'll get done, the only question is length of contract. I'd be disappointed with a bridge contract but at this point, not surprised. It also seems Lewis Gross is playing hard ball so it's not fair to put too much blame on the Flames.
  2. tincup1

    Goaltending

    That was an entertaining read. I agree the Calgary and Reimer are a natural fit. With Pitts seemingly not keen on trading MAF, at least not for a reasonable deal, i'd get Reimer. He's a decent goalie and shouldn't break the bank. $3*3.
  3. He's certainly meticulous and not impulsive. I just hope he was in on Andersen and lost because it was a divisional thing...or the price was too high. Last year I thought we missed out on Talbot and Jones as well and ended up back with Ramo. I'm nervous that we're sitting here once again in late June with very little as far as goalies go.
  4. Is our GM slow ? I'm getting frustrated how long things are taking to get done. Took way too long IMO to fire Hartley, then took a long time to to hire the new coach. Nothing on the Gaudreau / Monahan contract or any other contracts. Missed out on Andersen. I'm not going to judge him on any one of these but I see a pattern developing. I guess one thing is for sure, he's not impulsive !
  5. tincup1

    Goaltending

    That's one way to look at it and it's true. Another fact is they currently don't have a Goalie under contract who's played a singe game ! Other GMs know this and maybe this is why the ridiculous offer of 6OA for Fleury.
  6. And your numbers, which I agree with, don't even take into account the marketability of Johnny Hockey. Every kid in Calgary and in other cities are getting on the Johnny Hockey bandwagon. The Flames would be wise to get him signed to 8 years right now and not mess around with bridge contracts.
  7. IMO, the term on both of these guys is a no-brainer. 8 years. Monahan and JH (especially Johnny) put bums in seats and they are the franchise going forward. Even if it's $8 million for JH, they have to do it. I'm not sure what's taking so long with this but I'm starting to get worried. Although BT doesn't seem to be a guy who rushes anything.
  8. Every tweet there sounds like Burke. He def says what's on his mind ! Sounds like Colborne isn't in for a big raise...at least not here.
  9. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I kind of like that idea too. Bring in two good young guys who can push each other. With Gillies and Ortio also in the mix, someone should emerge. I think it's a mistake to bring in one expensive vet and anoint them the new king.
  10. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I wouldn't be upset either. He's solid and the right age. This talk of expansion is really costing him $$$ as the best UFA on the market. If Calgary can't make a trade for a good up and comer, I'd settle for Reimer. Not sure what it would take but I think his price probably has come down from $4ish to maybe $3 ish. If they could get him in the 3-4 range for 2 years, I'd be all over it.
  11. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I'm following that as well. Glad to see the Flames have another decent prospect in goal to go with MacDonald and Gillies. Good goaltending partly comes from internal competition and we're looking better as far as that goes.
  12. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I also agree that the Flames are a good no. 1 goalie away from competing for the playoffs. Throw in a top line RW, and we might be a threat. Ortio and Ramo have shown flashes and when they do, this team is competitive with pretty much anyone except maybe the Chicago/Anaheims. BT's biggest challenge is obviously strengthening the goalie position and that means more than one guy. They need better everything in goal: coaching, prospects and a no. 1. I guess they're no bad enough to snag one of those Finns...unless the lottery goes our way.
  13. tincup1

    Goaltending

    Have to side with those questioning Hartley. His decision to keep coming back to Hiller is to me, giving up. What message does that send to the skaters on this team when he keeps putting in a goalie who's obviously lost his confidence. As a fan, I like it because I want the higher pick but it's got to be tough on the players when your coach isn't giving you the best chance to win.
  14. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I really thought Backstrom looked good. Everything just seemed more calm with him in there. I know it's Montreal and everything but i'd like to see him again. I'd like to see Ortio and Backstrom finish the season together... not sure why Hiller's getting another start tomorrow. Hartley seems determined to keep giving him chances for some strange reason.
  15. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I agree, this might be Calgary best chance to get a good up and coming tender at a reasonable price. Then add a vet to the mix and we're set.
  16. tincup1

    Goaltending

    Put me in the camp of, BH, what are you thinking !!?? Maybe I just have my fan hat on but I've seen enough Jonas Hiller. At least throw the fans a bone and let's see Ortio. Frankly, I'd rather see Backstrom at this point. I don't want to be too hard on Hiller but IMO, he's lost his job on this team.
  17. tincup1

    Goaltending

    Yeah, he stood on his head during that stretch last year then had a stinker against the Ducks and was gone. I think that was the first indication BH had no faith in him. Such a short leash for a guy who delivered 4 straight wins. Oh well, hope he comes up big tonight and keeps the net.
  18. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I'm not keen on giving up assets either so maybe a minor league swap of some kind. I think they only have 3 goalies right now between the Flames and Heat. If there's an injury or two.... Anyway I have to believe they'll add somebody to the mix.
  19. tincup1

    Goaltending

    No our biggest problem is Goaltending. The problem is Hiller is literally, the worst Goalie in the NHL. That's what the statistics say and he sure looks like it when watching him play. The Flames need at the very least, a warm body at the TDL so they can stop playing Hiller.
  20. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I'm no expert on goalies but why does Hiller go onto his knees whenever the play gets anywhere near him ? Every player in the league must know to go high on him. He's so frustrating to watch.
  21. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I'd love to see Gillies/McDonald pass Reimer in 2 years but Reimer is a 27 year old with over 200 starts and a .914 save percentage on a bad hockey team. To assume Gillies / McDonald will pass him in 2 years is very optimistic. I hope it happens but I'd hedge my bets.
  22. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I think it's a mistake to give Gillies or McDonald a clear path, they should have to win the job or steal it away from someone. Internal competition is healthy.
  23. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I agree with everything you say. I think of Reimer as a 1A so he's going to need help and a salary that allows for that. That said, the Flames more than anyone would likely roll the dice a little bit. If they up the term to 4 years, they might land him at a reasonable cap hit. I know it's a gamble but his age is good, he's a western guy, and he's been on a bad team his entire career. I think he has some upside.
  24. tincup1

    Goaltending

    Maybe but look what that gave the Flames this year. Top 5 goalie cost and worst goaltending in the league. I'd give Reimer term, mostly because I like him but also because it would reduce his cost.
  25. tincup1

    Goaltending

    I've always liked James Reimer ever since his Red Deer Rebels days. TO is a mess so I wouldn't be surprised to see him hit the open market in July. At 27, I have to believe he's got some good years left. Wonder what a 4 year deal would cost ? Calgary's goalie situation has to be keeping BT up at night.
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