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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. Ok -Work Load like the title says.
  2. So in other words, it measures the quality of the team in front of the goalie and not the goalie himself. Fleury is getting peppered and Budaj is protected by better team defensive?
  3. BT is a bargain hunter. It’s no secret he has a couple of vacancies between the pipes. Some teams are looking at his vacancies and wondering if they can recoup an asset (anything) from it. The next best time for BT to make a deal for a #1 GT’er might be the day before teams are required to submit their list of unprotected players for the ED which I think is June 17? Unless BT has a specific goalie in mind, I think he needs to wait till June 17 to see what shakes loose at bargain price. Some teams may be willing to settle for little in return rather than lose a quality GT’er for nothing. I’m thinking a middle round draft pick or a 3-4th line forward as trade. That’s a deal I could see BT waiting to make. If nothing shakes loose on June 17 he still has the entire summer to figure it out.
  4. This is what some people continue to miss or ignore. There will be no $200M gift from the Flames as that will be off the table. There will be no savings from digging one hole instead of two. There will be no savings from dropping a field house into a fully enclose but modified stadium structure. The CalgaryNext proposal is probably $500M cheaper than building all facilities separately…….and the land gets cleaned up sooner rather than later. With your endless wisdom, maybe you could explain how the city would make less money from having the foot print of CalgaryNext located in West Village versus having it located in Victoria Park? We also need to stop pretending that the city will clean up the contamination on their own, if a $200M gift from the Flames won’t convince them, nothing will. No mayor or politician would tackle the contamination on their own. If a state of the art entertainment/sporting complex used by ALL on the west side is such a terrible waste of land, maybe we should tear out the endless path-ways and sitting benches on Princes Island Park, making way skyscrapers too? We could turn DT into a concrete jungle for those willing to pay the highest taxes, chasing the poor ones to the suburbs. 10,000-15,000 people AT EVERY CalgaryNext venue would have the opportunity to stop for a moment (or longer) before going into the facilities to enjoy the scenery of the Bow River flow by. Maybe a few hundred people decide to bike to an event along the Bow River, is that such a terrible thing for the residents of Calgary?
  5. I’d say they have some serious decisions to make too. Another $6M dollar player has to go and its not Lucic. Lucic for 6 more years at those $’s? Ouch! I don’t see any of the 10 UFA’s back. Russell could help the Oil one more year, but after that his dough needs to go to the Nurse. I don’t see Russell signing another 1 year deal, he gone. Desharnais, Ferance and Hendricks gone. I think your right on Draisaitl. Kassian gone. PC needs to start saving the $'s for McD and Draisaitl, starting now.
  6. I believe Bishops preference was to be in Dallas. He approved the trade and he signed for considerably less than what he would have gotten July 1. He took less money to be where he wanted to be. Goodbye Bishop, and hello to the $30M still in Calgary's pocket.
  7. Come on now. I doubt the Flames are that mismanaged. So King was not available? Elliott deal happened the same afternoon as discussions were going on with Bishop, where was King then? TB moved on? Bishop stayed there all year.
  8. It’s too bad McGratton never remembered the 76 games Hartley gave him the year prior to his departure. Hartley loved his tough guys but the game changed and management adjusted the roster in an attempt to ice 4 lines that could skate and score. McGratton is still bitter, and understandably so.
  9. Get ready for it...........the ask will be Johnny or Mony or Bennett plus.
  10. Maybe the Cap strapped Kings want out of 6 years remaining on the Quick deal. Maybe the Kings negotiate a sweeter deal to keep Bishop instead. The Kings would never trade Quick directly to the Flames (see Bishop acquisition) but maybe a 3-way deal could be done using our first at this years draft to acquire Quick? Thinking Big.
  11. I think the NHL has finally got this right. First 3 picks are lottery picks, the odds of winning a lottery pick improves with worst records. Every team that misses the playoffs has had a failed season, hence you get a shot at the lottery picks (however small). To draw the line for lottery pick eligibility at 6th worst doesn’t make any sense to the 7th worst team, it just creates an imaginary line for losers to aim for. I was happy for PHI, a team who definitely played with integrity down the stretch was rewarded for doing so. Not saying other teams did not play to win, but when your having a bad year, management can manipulate the roster to make sure their having a really bad year if the prize is worth while. No more guaranteed prize for the biggest losers. How would this work when one team is officially eliminated with 25 games to go and others miss on the last game of regulation?
  12. Thank you for bringing some common sense to the board. I couldn't believe what I was reading until I read down to your post. The only reason to expose Gio would be for a guaranteed Cap dump and loss of a top pairing dman. Pretty certain we don't have top pairing dmen to toss away.
  13. Nothing. There are 30 teams that have undesirable players for one reason or another that they would like to dump. I don’t see LV coming away from this draft with 30-3rd round draft picks and a team with a $135M Cap. They’ll be drafting the best players available and a team under $70M.
  14. Another smokescreen and stall tactic is right. Installing yet another lot of shallow wells in the overburden gravels, chemical analysis on various grab samples at depth to confirm footprint and contamination levels, sample the water from each well quarterly and yearly, provide simple quarterly and yearly reports summarizing lab data. There’s your $1.3M study, and another 5 yrs gone down the Bow River. Its all been done already, that’s how they know it’s spreading to areas like Hillhurst. Enough foreplay already, its time for clean up. No more political BS and stall tactics. A politician’s job is to work for the people, not to delay the hard choices for the next generation while cashing in on their fat life long pension cheques. Fix it! Then put CalgaryNext in the remediated hole, elevating Calgary onto the world-wide stage with one fell swoop.
  15. Absolutely retarded. Let’s do another 5-year study on contaminated land that has been dormant and studied for the past 55 years. The contamination has migrated under the river and it’s rearing its ugly head a mile away in Hilhurst. Hate to guess how much has/is going down the river. Maybe in 5 years’ time we can evacuate Hillhurst then perform another 5 yr study on where it will migrate next. It should get good publicity by then when it comes time to evacuate the CBC building along Memorial Dr. This is asinine.