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      Insults/Name-calling will not be tolerated   11/19/2016

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  1. Welcome, and nice layout of your thoughts on quick post. I personally think he's better suited to not be rushed. I think Monahan was an outlier and made the team moreso out of necessity than showing the club he belonged at 18 years old. I say send Tkachuk back and let him own the league.
  2. http://flames.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=888691&navid=DL|CGY|home One year, Two-way deal. Most likely starts in Stockton. With all of the upset he had to deal with in his family while playing a pro game, I hope he bounces back and becomes a serviceable bottom 9 guy. Best of luck to him. Thoughts? Discuss.
  3. I'm on board for anything to shed Wideman's contract. If the target is a viable backup or an up and comer and Wideman plus a B prospect is the price, then so be it. I believe Fleury and Bishop negotiations are done with Calgary. I'd be surprised if either of those 2 ended up in Cowtown this season.
  4. Goalie list updated on the OP. Glad the brass addressed the starter issue with Elliot. Always liked the guy's playing style, and we'll see how he does with a new coach, and Calgary's D core implementing a new system. It'll be interesting who they sign as a backup. I've never been to high on Ortio, while others have. He's had his moments, but I've always likened him to Irving who just couldn't quite grab the reins. I hope they don't jump the gun and bring Gilles up for a few games. IMO I'd prefer to play the whole season in Stockton.
  5. E4 is practically a done deal.
  6. I think most agree with your sentiments, however I feel Tkachuk is overrated with the team he had behind him and the linemates beside him. The guy seemingly doesn't have any finish when he gets a breakaway. I'd prefer Dubois first, Nylander 2nd for pure skill (and he isn't small), and Tkachuk 3rd at our 6th pick
  7. It's not Crosby hate. He's one hell of a player. I'm just tired of the golden boy syndrome with Bettman and the NHL. The favorites always seem to end up on top, or recycled throughout the trophy room. No tinfoil hats needed, but even the reffing in tonight's scrum was atrocious.
  8. I wonder if there's a deal to be had for Fleury, now that he's had his 2nd cup, and with Murray stealing his spot. I could see Pitts looking to shed some salary.
  9. IMO Kessel was robbed for the Conn Smythe. Bettman got his golden boy another piece of hardware to keep his hobby "The NHL" going full steam. Shameful.
  10. Thought - "Nope" Lets just say that if Edmonton gets a hold of either Finn, or Matthews at 4th, I'll be an angry customer come draft day. It's a sham they get to pick 4th at all.
  11. I just don't see the Oilers leaving their spot to pick a Dman. They almost religiously always go for the forward. Nurse was an outlier because all the forwards were picked at the time. (And I'm awfully glad Monahan became a Flame and not an Oiler) Nylander would be bpa at 6th. So many people seem to be downing on him these days across multiple Flames message boards. It's a crowd mentality and it doesn't make sense. Some are even wanting to reach for Brown or Keller at this point. Nylander has top tier elite skill. Regardless if he's a left shooting LW and the Flames are deep there, you take the best asset. If you don't, in 2-3 years most would regret wishing otherwise.
  12. To have either Dubois, Tkachuk, or Nylander, or even Juolevi at 6th is a stellar result. No lucky charms needed here. All are great options. Ala 6'6" Brown? I agree
  13. Please no to Crawford. Hell no to Carlyle Boudreau I could see. I could also see Therrien fired in Montreal and Hartley brought in. Hartley's work ethic will be missed. The timing seems a little off to relieve the Jack Adams winner one year removed of his duties, but it was time to move on if this team is to move forward in the rebuild.
  14. Hartley, you will be missed. Thanks for all the hard work, the playoff run, and your positive work ethic attitude. Also the Hartley-isms. They were a treat each interview. Good luck to you and your family!

    1. Krule

      Krule

      Couldn't have said it any better!

    2. The_People1

      The_People1

      Thanks for the, like, memories!

    3. DirtyDeeds

      DirtyDeeds

      I'll miss him. The man loved his work and working for the Flames.

  15. There's two sides to the coin here. Ortio is doing really well as he's had consistent starts and has earned Hartley's favor for the time being. However, one could argue that he's playing in meaningless games at the end of a season when points don't really count towards the score card.