• Announcements

    • Kulstad

      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

AlbertaBoy12

SeniorMembers
  • Content count

    2,630
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    9

AlbertaBoy12 last won the day on March 30

AlbertaBoy12 had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

192 Excellent

About AlbertaBoy12

  • Rank
    Advanced Member

Recent Profile Visitors

1,610 profile views
  1. No there was some goals that defiantly werent his fault, and the bouma deflection would not be one of them. But the first goal in game 4 was really bad, and stuff like that just cant happen if you want to win a playoff series against a strong defensive team like anaheim. I also posted in the goaltending thread that I think the flames should resign elliott, I dont blame the series loss on elliott but he definatly didnt do us any favors. Brodie/hamilton didnt do us any favors with their penalties in the first couple games. Overall the flames played well but we also did a good job of shooting ourselves in the foot. This is my biggest question when people suggest trading gaudreau, I dont see our return being good and unless it is pieces like I suggested ie mark stone and thomas chabot, im not making that trade, it doesnt make sense.
  2. I would agree completely. I dont think elliott is going to get term on the open market and he seems to want to be here so I would give him the chance to come back. I dont think this team would be making a good choice to bring in bishop or fleury, the flames have made a habit of turning over goaltenders, elliott didnt have the playoffs he wanted but his second half was very good. I dont see any reason other then the playoffs to not bring him back unless hes asking for long term security. I dont think this team would be making the right call by adding bishop( who has a history of injuries) long term or fleury long term, we need a stop gap ie elliott. I dont think these 4 games are a good example of elliotts playoff ability and I would look to him to bounce back.
  3. Also I think the what if is based on the fact that alot of people think we got out played and didnt show up because we lost the series 4-0. Chicago also lost their series 4-0 sometimes the playoffs is about bounces and goaltending, we got neither so theres your what if.
  4. question for you. Why are we trading johnny ive seen alot of talk from people saying lets trade him and im curious why. I dont think he was as bad as people are making him out to be these playoffs, and it doesnt really make sense to trade johnny because we will lose that trade. If someone comes to me and says we are going to give you mark stone, thomas chabot and logan brown maybe then but otherwise doesnt make sense.
  5. That was carty im not sure how I got included in your debate. Half the stuff that mac said about you only making sense in your own mind, is not an insult and is true, 95% of people on these forums dont agree with your ridiculous opinions. I dont see why you get upset when people insult your opinions it has nothing to do with you as a person, but your opinions are odd when it comes to this team. Regardless of which way you few things if elliott makes a couple better saves, the games probably come out a different way. Whether you like it or not mac is right when he says the flames could have won a couple games and we were in every game far more then under BH. Elliotts lack of saves even on the easiest shots didnt do us any favors in this series.
  6. I agree completely. Im just saying their D didnt seem as important to their system as say our D are, as they basically are worried about puck retrievals and then getting the puck up to their forwards. We also dont really know if we had got better bounces how things would have turned out. I think the playoffs this year are just one of the things we dont really know, you are right. But at the same time we were one of the top 5 teams in the league since febuary and considering a bunch of our top 6 guys were playing with injuries, ie backlund, frolik,mony etc. Im more then happy with this team and looking forward to next season.
  7. Pittsburgh doesnt exactly have a world beater defence and are missing letang, didnt stop them from running rough shot over Columbus in 5 games. Obviously they arent missing 2 or 3 guys, but they are missing their best guy and the rest of their D isent really high quality guys. Im not saying Pittsburgh and Anaheim are the same team, but to say we only got decent results because they didnt have fowler, vatanen etc is kind of the same thing as saying we only lost because of bad bounces. All of the things came together to equal a loss, maybe things would have been different if they had fowler, vatanen etc. Maybe things would be different if we got better luck and didnt shoot 2% at 5 on 5. We will never know, doesnt take away from the fact the team played better then they did two years ago.
  8. JJ you cant really be serioues. You need to only look up the highway to see a goalie that was rode way harder then elliott and is still performing to a good standard into the playoffs.Edmonton did not have a rested started, does not really have a back up they can rely on and honestly brossoit from everything I hear on sports radio up here in edmonton isent exactly trusted yet. I only say this because plenty of people do think edmonton is a contender this year. Also im curious what other teams you view as contenders that have all this goal tending depth? Who does san jose have after martin jones? I know their Ahl goalie was giving goalie of the year nods down in the AAA, but that doesnt mean anything at the NHL level. Elliot deserves some of the blame for this playoff series loss, just as GG deserves some of the blame for not changing things up sooner then later. Blaming someone or critiquing someone for the playoff loss is how a team grows and gets better, its not the end of the world.
  9. Pretty convincing that multiple players on the flames alone had wrist or hand injuries this season, and thats only the ones that required some sort of work or the problem was bigger then a deep bruise.
  10. For next year is it possible carty just gets his own schedule for GDT's, and then everyone else. 14 games on this page alone. Guy deserves a special honor.
  11. While I agree with you on the lack of changes, im not quite sure there was many options for him in terms of D pairings. I know some people are all upset about the brodie lefty righty thing, but im not quite sure who exactly he was putting on the left side with brodie. Alot of people wanted him back with gio but then who do you play hamilton with? I think he could have made some more lineup changes, but for a head coach who is pretty new at it, I think he did a good job. He might not have known how to get us out of the losing streak, but the streak in january I think its the sign of a good coach that he sat down with his leaders and figured it out with them. I do agree that the goalie coach should be taking more heat, it is kind of odd that this is not the first time we have had goalies just implode during the time here. But at the same time elliott went from having a really rough time to start the year to really turning it around in the second half, so do you give the coach props for that? or is it just the case of the team playing better in front of him? I dont necessarily disagree that the coach should be getting some attention, but there is lots to look at here so its not necessarily the whole picture.
  12. I understand that he may actually be hurt and permanently have issues, but this is getting a little ridiculous. Sueing the flames and wideman for 10 million dollars is probably a blatantly high number to get some attention from the media etc. Either way kind of ridiculous.
  13. I think id lose my mind if the flames didnt bring him back. Only JJ would find problem with BT.
  14. I think you are being a little too critical of the team with this one. Brodie had 4 points in the series and while he did make some mistakes, I dont think he was worthy of a D. I find it odd that you give bart and engelland a B, when you give our top 4 such a hard time, engelland/bart were decent but they werent anything special I guess that depends on your standards. Gio was pretty good defensively in this series along with hamilton, and while I agree hamilton made some mistakes, he definatly struggled in game 1 with a few mistakes, he wasent terrible. I liked stone in this series as well, but I wouldnt say we have to resign him, im not over committing to him in terms of $ or term, id love to have him back at the right price, but I think we can upgrade. Id love to see stone back next year in engellands spot. I think some players could have had a bigger impact, I would give majority of players on this team a B- or higher, while elliot specifically would get the fail in all senses of the word.