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7wit last won the day on September 3 2018

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  1. Frolik has a MNTC no? Ottawa may be on his list of teams where he won't go. However, we could send him to Columbus with say our 2020 3rd rounder for Oliver Bjorkstrand and Columbus' 2020 2nd. He may go to Columbus as they are in the playoff picture. You could then send a 2019 first rounder, flip Bjorkstrand (he's 23 and was a 2 pt per game player in his final year of junior hockey with term on his contract - tough year for him this year though), Czarnik, and a 2020 2nd rounder (Flames pick or the one acquired from Columbus) for Stone. This way you've shed the contracts of Frolik and Czarnik which is about 5.5 million to make room for Stone and could possibly keep some top prospects. Not sure if this is feasible, just trying to think outside the box.
  2. Kincaid from NJ may be a good acquisition for next year. He’s proven he can play in the league and won’t cost you as much as a Varlamov or Smith if he’s available.
  3. Seems like he is playing more consistent. A clean hit on Pastrnak really shows he more focused this year and he’s working well with Neal. Let’s hope it continues.
  4. Seems like it went fairly well tonight. A good effort from the Flames and great to see Frolik play well in his return to the lineup. He was playing like a determined pro on a mission.
  5. Exactly. Which is why you don’t get involved in a bidding war or pay too much. Sometimes people can’t help themselves and they just have to get what they feel they need. Honestly, for the money he signed for I wouldn’t have signed that deal as a GM. For less sure, but I would have walked away. If another team is willing to pay more, then ok. I would spend my $ differently. It is supply and demand, but if the player is overvalued should you really go for it? Im going to ignore your comment about inventing numbers because it’s just a different philosophy. Nothing is invented here.
  6. I wonder what it would look like if Jankowski centres Bennett and Neal?
  7. Many contracts signed early in the offseason are generally surprising overpayments to some degree. There are a ton of examples of this. With Peters as coach, IMO he got a hey buddy ol’ pal contract. He is a reliable player so I understand why they got him. We will see if he produces at the same level he did in Carolina, but I doubt he will. With the players we have, he’s not in the top 6 forwards. Anyway, this is going nowhere so we will just disagree and that’s ok. From a risk management standpoint I just think it’s too much.
  8. We can agree to disagree on the value of his contract for a 3/4 line player. I think it’s too high and I hope it doesn’t become a contract which is difficult to move in the future. I feel we could have got him signed below $3 million a season. Just my thoughts.
  9. At the time of the Ryan signing Dube was penciled in for the AHL. He wasn’t in the big club picture until his performance at training camp. Calgary was also weak in the face off circle last year and Ryan was brought in to help address that. On top of that, Peters knew him and liked him. The problem I have with the signing is that it was too much money for his age and length of NHL production. Knowing that he’s not going to be a top six guy, this contract was too expensive. Most likely, he won’t repeat his offensive numbers from last year. Also knowing that you have Tkachuk and a goalie to sign for next year, I’m not sure this was appropriate with the current depth already here. On one hand, I guess you would rather have a GM who is more prepared than not. If it doesn’t work it could be BT’s last year here. Putting your job on the line with rookies doesn’t bring much security. Now, if things stay the way they are, it looks as though someone is getting moved (if it’s possible to move a contract) unless Gillies or Rittich is your starter next year. For a deep playoff run, however, the depth would be good to have because at least you have someone who can play up or down the lineup in case of injury.
  10. ? Way to go Rittich for restoring some faith between the pipes.
  11. As for injuries, it may be best to keep Stone, Frolik, and even Hamonic and Ryan (potential future trade bait) until closer to the trade deadline. They are all NHL caliber players and can fill in when needed. Their salaries are easier for other teams to swallow later in the season and we may not have to eat as much or anything at all. When we get there and we’re in the hunt, we can move them to sellers who are looking to unload other larger contracts of players who don’t want to re-sign with their existing clubs like Bobrovsky, Panarin, or Mark Stone (this one may be tough with the MNTC for our players as they may not want to go to Ottawa) to make us deeper for a playoff push. Later in the year Valimaki, Dube, and Andersson would have enough NHL experience, built up enough trust from management, and can carry a larger load making the other players “officially” expendable.
  12. This is true, and so far it seems the Flames combinations are dominating offensively as games progress. This is a good sign. Looking forward to a productive offensive season over last year.
  13. I think you guys may be on to something here. There is some chemistry developing between Neal and Bennett and it would be a huge plus if Tkachuk and Bennett could be a pair in the future. It’s early, but I could see this: Gaudreau-Monahan-Lindholm Tkachuk-Bennett-Neal Frolik-Backlund-Ryan Jankowski-Dube-Czarnik or Gaudreau-Monahan-Tkachuk Bennett-Lindholm-Neal Dube-Backlund-Czarnik Frolik-Jankowski-Ryan Something along these lines anyway.
  14. Not so much the goals, but the motivation, and I’m not judging the coach-it’s just what I’ve noticed. They seem to play better as the game goes on, but start the game somewhat slowly. It’s not necessarily a bad thing as it’s good they get better as the game moves forward. In the game against St. Louis the Blues were all over the Flames in the first few minutes even though the Flames scored first. Same as tonight. Even JH said he was confused in the postgame interview when asked about the start to the game. I will give credit where credit is due and the timeout tonight was well done. Good decision and a chance to regroup. I’m not saying he’s a bad coach, but it was his decisions that cost us the game against St. Louis. Obviously, he learned as the 2 rookies were not paired together on the blue line and Peluso was not in the lineup as he doesn’t necessarily help your team win. We have better player’s. No one’s perfect and again it’s just an observation. Peters is a good coach and is recognizing that some players need to be rewarded unlike GG who wouldn’t budge even when it was obvious.
  15. That’s a fairly harsh retort. You haven’t noticed they start slowly? That’s why I mentioned he will learn from this.