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

      It's great to see the boys earning their way into the playoffs this season (barring a Colorado-would-be-proud collapse).  What a night-and-day difference from way back in November.   With the playoffs, we typically see more traffic/visitors on the site, usually from the opposing team's fanbase (especially from the Oilers).  This is just a reminder that stating your opinion is fine (it's exactly what these forums are for), and friendly, good-natured ribbing is OK, however, name-calling and insults will still be a major no-no and cause for the Banhammer to warm up.  This applies to all new guests and visitors as well: you're more than welcome to join the party, but civility is house rule around here.   All insults/name-calling will be met with a zero-tolerance approach, regardless if you are a new person to the forums, or have been around since these forums began.   First-offenses will be met with a moderator-needs-to-approve-your-post for 3 days Second offenses will be met with a week-long suspension Third offenses will result in a perma-ban   If you have any questions regarding this policy, or would like to voice your concern about it, you are absolutely free to contact me directly.   We all love this team, and this game.  Let's all hop on the Bandwagon, enjoy a few beverages, and ride this wave of excitement as far as we can.   --  Kulstad

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  1. I'll reply to this and then get back on topic. JG was slashed in the game against Min. There was NO retaliation he was then slashed a second time and our leading scorer was sidelined and was not himself for 2 weeks after returning. A 5 minute flame penalty there and the second slash would not have happened and JG COULD have been in the top 10 in the league in scoring this year. Another example Geo took out Fowler with a great hit (last regular season game) first playoff game Geo was full of (piss and vinegar) then Getzlaf nailed Geo to lala land and that (piss and vinegar was water for the rest of the playoffs. I absolutely love watching smaller skilled players but JG was a playoff non factor 5 on 5. Now back to the draft. I am still strong on drafting Callan Foote (even if we trade down to get him). I would easily bet Foote will be a top 6 defender for his extended career. That's money in the trade bank. I don't see guaranteed value in a forward picking where we do.
  2. I think both will be at some point GOOD nhl players; just not on the Flames. The Flames can't even protect 1 smaller STAR player on our team. We also have in smaller players in the pipeline Dube, Lomberg, Mangiapane, Klimchuk and I could see at least 2 of these elevating to nhl caliber play. This is not a successful recipe for west coast play. ( at least at this point in nhl history).
  3. I would also consider Patrick Eaves UFA killing it with the ducks.
  4. I was just going to say YUP!!! Thought I would explain: So if a trade is needed ( look after your highlight) Monahan would be the toughest to trade as you would need an incredible haul in return but that incredible haul might just make the Flames a better team. Gaudreau same incredible haul in return but WOULD make the Flames a better team. Bennett If it wasn't his great play with Baks and Frol in the Van playoffs. This might have been his first full year. Tkachuk Where would he be if he would have had a so so year on any other line.
  5. I CANNOT BELIEVE the talk in trading Backlund. With Frolik we have one of the best defensive/offensive combos in the league. For the last 2 years they have had the best + rating of any line even considering the hardest zone starts and line combos. Look what these 2 have done for Bennett and Tkachuk. Consider also who we have rolling up from the heat that these 2 will take under their wings. These 2 are our blue collar workers and I would willingly trade ANY of our other forwards (if a trade is needed). Dismantling this combo would make our team Worse.
  6. I think there are better goalie options available to us. At the end of the day; Dallas used a Castle to get the Bishop, We tried to use a Pawn, but the King said no.
  7. Out of the box!!! Jagr 1 year 4.5m Have a big fan fair giving him the Keys to the City. In the background have posters reading " Jagr for Mayor"
  8. I see Oshie's play as a Frolik after a triple expresso
  9. After that game 7 MAF just added another million + to his upcoming salary
  10. I am warming up to this because it allows us to consider below. Watching TJOshie reminds me of a better skilled Frolik. Not only would TJ help our offence but would in defense (back checking, smart defensive zone play) relieve pressure on our goaltending. We could afford him under the goalie situation above.
  11. My disdain for Kessler and Perry far outweigh my dislike for the Oilers. So heres to an Oiler win in game 7 and then a 4 game sweep by the Preds.
  12. I would like to see Engelland back 2 years at 2.25m a year. I really like what he has shown this year and and feel he is a solid 6d. Bring up a couple youngsters at 5d and 7d and resign stone a show me for 2 years at 3 to 3.75 m a year. We are set on the back end.
  13. Please explain why we need a small left hand shot center.that would tie up 6 million in cap.
  14. Correct Generational was not the correct term as potential franchise player could be. Franchise players do fall to or later than the 4th rounds. ie. 6th and 7th rounds Drafted by Detroit Red Wings - round 6 #171 overall 1998 NHL Entry Draft Drafted by Detroit Red Wings - round 7 #210 overall 1999 NHL Entry Draft
  15. So realistically how does a 5'9" 160 lb guy protect himself from a 6'+ 200lb+ guy. 4 ways; complain to authorities, martial arts, a big stick, a body guard. -Complaining to the refs (your definition to whining) hasn't worked but is still one of JG's defense mechanisms. -Martial arts; doesn't happen in hockey -A big stick; If JG is in the penalty box he is no good to us -Body guards; Last option and NO ONE on this Flame team has stepped up to the task