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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 have been trying to enjoy the playoffs since the Flames were eliminated. The officiating is still irritating me. I don't understand NHL rules or the way that the rules are interpreted and applied by referees. You can slam a guy as hard as you want to into the boards to the point that I would consider it intent to injure. There may as well not be a rule against interference when a guy enters the offensive zone without the puck because they are hardly calling it in the playoffs. It also seems as though you can slash a guy's hands at will. You cannot, however, commit the horrific act of shooting the puck over the glass because it will get called every time whether it was intentional or not. I understand that this is a black and white issue, so it is called consistently. I just wish the rule was never changed when officials had discretion with it. You can crosscheck a guy once, but not twice. Then it is a penalty. You can high stick a guy in the face if it is deemed follow-through when shooting. If someone lifts your stick and it hits someone with it, then you are responsible (because you are responsible for your stick) . If you start a fight with someone who has engaged in multiple cheap shots, then you are considered the instigator, not the person committing the initial infractions. They don't have shootouts in the playoffs because that would be a joke. Then what is it the rest of the year? NHL rules and officiating are contradictory. They are also reactive rather than progressive. Unfortunately, they do not seem designed to protect the players from injury. It is no wonder that they are screwing up suspensions all over the place. I hope that the NHL deals with this over the summer.
  2. Blaming the Flames for not being able to beat Anaheim is analogous to wondering why your kid doesn't have a 3,000 square foot home, a great marriage, 2 perfect kids, and a couple of fancy vehicles paid off at age 18. It requires time and experience. The key is to make sure that you are taking the right steps.
  3. You put this very well. I don't think many of us were happy to get Anaheim, but you get what you get.
  4. This team will get better. We have to be excited that Chucky could even play in the NHL let alone be this good, this early. We had a serious turn around this year. Lots to be excited about.
  5. I was impressed with Anaheim tonight. They really played a tough, tenacious game. I mean, they were almost perfect collectively.
  6. Yes, I would rather be swept in the first round than not play at all. It takes time to field a competitive team in the playoffs, especially after Sutter cleaned out the cupboards as he did. I am happy with what this club has accomplished this year.
  7. Chucky showing some mojo.
  8. You make the playoffs and see what happens. Momentum swings are not uncommon with young teams. Thus, they were not doomed from the start, but let's face it, the odds were in favour of Anaheim. The good news is their fortunes are declining and we are ascending.
  9. Let's work on killing this penalty and maybe even getting a shorty!
  10. I don't think coaching was going to make much of a difference with this club as is. They just need to age a bit and experience more hockey.
  11. What boggles my mind are the number of times I have been at a Flames game, paid good cash for the seats, and watch people near us arrive late and leave very early. Some people must be made of money or something.
  12. One goal, the crowd comes alive, and the players feel a little better.